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Hello, I am interested in starting a small farm. There are currently 7 people that I have partnered with and we are all interested in living and working on the farm. If you have any insight or suggestions on where to start and how to plan this undertaking they would be most appreciated. We are...
Do you have a receipe for quick pickling of ramps? Thanks.
Hello. I own a small blueberry farm and am wanting to do a better job managing our finances. I do pretty much everything by hand, including paychecks for my employees. Could you give me some advice on which Quickbooks (or other accounting program) would best suit my needs? Thanks so much!
How do I can bacon and ham or butter and milk? I find lots of information on the Web, but Extension Service information seems very limited. As people prepare for emergencies, more people are asking these questions. Freezing is not an option with power outages. Thanks for the information.
I'd like information on participating in 4-H with my son. He's 7 now and would like to raise a pig. Is there somewhere I can find the "rules" as we do not have any previous experience in 4-H (although we do have several friends/family who do!). Also, we currently live in Multnomah County...are we...
What is the cheapest action to take in a housing association that has over 500 azaleas infested with the azalea lace bug? They are already hatching out and moving to our rhodies. We decided to remove them and replant something that is not bothered by these or many other insects. Should we have...

Will there be a Spring Gardening Seminar this year? When? I haven't seen any advertisements yet.

Who represents OSU in Douglas County on both the forestland-urban interface fire protection committee AND the Douglas County forestland classification committee? When was he/she appointed? Any contact information?
Are there any OSU Extension publications on freshwater shrimp farming in Oregon, or the feasibility of such an endeavor? I am seeing that this is a growing agri-business in Indiana and Illinois, not just the Southeast region of the US.
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