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Our mission is to advance sustainable agriculture, community food systems, and economic progress for Oregon's small farmers and ranchers and provide a leading-edge experience for students.
Flexible online courses designed for people considering starting a farm business, those within their first five years of farming and others who may be considering major changes to their farm business.
Oregon Small Farm News is a free online newsletter that concentrates on both commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces organic/biological and conventional farming systems.
Community healers, foragers, gardeners, chefs, and myco-curious folk! OSU Extension Small Farms and Zoom Out Mycology hosts a series of four introductory and interactive mycology workshops. The workshops will cover how to grow medicinal and gourmet mushrooms using sustainable practices. You wont want to miss it! Zoom Out Mycology wants to empower people to sustainably produce their own food/medicine and believe that growing gourmet and medicinal fungi is an easy, versatile, and fun way to do just that.
Community healers, foragers, gardeners, chefs, and myco-curious folk! OSU Extension Small Farms and Zoom Out Mycology hosts a series of four introductory and interactive mycology workshops now available in on-line viewing video format.
The workshops will cover how to grow medicinal and gourmet mushrooms using sustainable practices. Zoom Out Mycology wants to empower people to sustainably produce their own food/medicine and believes that growing gourmet and medicinal fungi is an easy, versatile, and fun way to do just that.
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Register and view at your own convenience on line. Links will be sent once your registration is completed, paid and submitted.
Whether you have lived in the country your whole life, just purchased land or want to live rurally, there is a lot to know! This class will give an overview of soils and Oregon Water Rights, and provide information on how to get along with neighbors, maintain your special tax assessment (often incorrectly called EFU statusbut several types exist!), and manage fence lines, waterways, easements, and roads.
Speakers: Lorrie Williams, Jackson County Assessors Office and Angela Boudro, OSU Extension Small Farms
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Serious about farming?
Come learn how to navigate the biological, financial, and human aspects of small-scale farming.
This hybrid course is designed for beginning specialty crop & livestock farmers in their first 5 years of business. Students will develop a whole farm plan. The course consists of six online modules, three classroom sessions, and a field trip.
When: Tuesdays, Jan 18, Feb 1, & Mar 1 2022 - 6:00-8:00pm
Feb 15 - All Day Farm Tour
Where: North Willamette Research and Extension Center
15210 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, OR
Cost: $100 per person
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In 1980 Jack Gray and Mary Jo Wade started Winter Green Farm just 20 miles west of Eugene, five years later Wali and Jabrila Via joined them and in 2009 long-time employees Chris Overbaugh and Shannon Shipp-Overbaugh a...
Manure and bedding collects rapidly on most livestock farms, especially in the winter. Instead of pitching the waste out the back of the barn, consider turning the materials into a valuable, usable product. Compost. If an active compos...
As summer approaches and the soil dries, forage plants become dormant. Some years in drier areas of Oregon dormancy may begin in the late spring. If you have irrigation rights, your pastures can provide supplemental nutrition even duri...
Gophers are useful animals in the wild as they aerate the soil, eat insects and mix surface soil layers, but they are a nuisance on the farm when conflict surfaces between the farmer and the gopher over land use. Their economic impact...