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Register Now for Successful Whole Farm Management Workshop Series

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Growing Farms workshops, offered by the OSU Small Farm program, provide beginning farmers with the tools and knowledge needed to manage the biological and financial risks of farming.

Who should attend?

The course is intended for people in their first 5 years of farming, people seriously considering starting a farm business, and people considering major changes to their farm. It includes both classroom and field sessions taught by OSU faculty, experienced farmers, and other agricultural professionals. Participants gain the skills to assess their resources and develop a whole farm plan.

Offered in four regions

The workshop series is offered in four regions of the state, allowing farmers to make connections with one another and the resources available to them in their region. Follow the links below to learn more about the Growing Farms curriculum and the course in your region.

Northern Willamette Valley – 2013 Workshop March 12 – April 23rd

This course is designed for those that are seriously pursuing production oriented farming or expanding their current farm.

For more information

For more information go to the OSU Small Farm web page.

Also feel free to contact Heidi Noordijk at heidi.noordijk@oregonstate.edu or Nick Andrews at (503) 678-1264 ext.141 with any questions or to discuss if this is the class for you.

Scholarships are available for residents of the Clackamas County, East Multnomah, West Multnomah, and Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation Districts.


Small Farm School (photo gallery)

The first annual Small Farm School appears to be a great success with more than 200 registrants attending. The photo gallery below highlights some of the happenings outside the classroom today.

The Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District is very pleased to have helped plan and deliver this outstanding event!

Update, September 9, 2012: OregonLive.com has a story on Small Farm School!

Save the Date for Small Farm School

Small Farm School

OSU Extension, Clackamas County SWCD, and Clackamas Community College are co-sponsoring Small Farm School, an all day event for small acreage farmers in the North Willamette Valley. The event is being held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.

Hands-on workshops and classroom topics will cover business and marketing, crops, equipment, livestock and pasture, beginning farmers, policy, and soil, water and wildlife.

Registration and class offerings will be available July 20, 2012.

For more information please visit the Small Farm Schools website or contact heidi.noordijk@oregonstate.edu 503-678-1264 x 141.

To view the Small Farm School poster click here!