SMALL FARMS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS, 2017

Social Media Training for Small Farms (Farm Stands, CSA, and Agritourism)     

Date:   Wednesday, Dec. 13
Time:   9 am to 4 pm
Cost:   $25 one/$40 two from the same farm
Location: OSU Extension Building, SOREC  569 Hanley Road, Central Point
Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms  or call 541-776-7371
If you need help with the registration process please contact, paula.burkhalter@oregonstate.edu

This all-day workshop will provide a thorough overview of the social media landscape in which farmers are advertising today. We'll cover everything from the basics of setting up a business page to how to effectively analyze the extensive sets of data that each platform provides. By the end of the day, you should have a clear picture of how social media advertising can be beneficial to your business. We'll cover the state of social media, strategies for small farmers, contant and engagement, and advertising and insights. Fee includes lunch and refreshments.  Instructors: Revolution Design Company (RDC), Eugene, OR. RDC provides comprehensive, customized and scalable graphic design and production department for midsize food and beverage companies.

4-CORE Credits ODA Pesticide License Applicator License Video Conference AGENDA

Date: Dec. 13, 2017
Time: (9:45 arrival) 10 am to 3 pm
Cost: FREE of Charge
Location: SOREC, Research Building Library, 569 Hanley Rd. Central Point
To RSVP call 541-776-7371 contact paula.burkhalter@oregonstate.edu

 

2018

Recipe to Market-Creating Your Own Food  Business  FLYER  
Read more and register for one or all 4 classes...

"KICK OFF" Recipe-to-Market
Date:    Wednesday, January 10
Time:   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost:   FREE
Location: The Café at Medford Food Co-op, 945 S Riverside, Medford
If you need help with the registration process please contact, paula.burkhalter@oregonstate.edu

Accepting Food Stamps/SNAP/EBT at your Farm Stand or CSA  FLYER

Date:    Wednesday, January 10
Time:   5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost:   $10 one/$15 two from the same farm
Location: OSU Extension Building, SOREC  569 Hanley Road, Central Point
Register:  http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms or call 541-776-7371
If you need help with the registration process please contact, paula.burkhalter@oregonstate.edu

This evening workshop will walk producers through the process of setting up EBT/SNAP payments at their farm stands, agritourism operations, and Community Supported Agriculture programs. Offering EBT payment options both increases potential markets for farmers and also provides access to fresh, local, wholesome foods to low-income communities.  Presenter: Bryan Allen of Zenger Farm and co-author of The CSA Farmer's Nationwide Guide to Accepting SNAP/EBT Payments.

Starting a Farm Stand, Is it Right for Me?

Date:    Tuessday, February 6
Time:    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost:    $10 one/$15 two from the same farm
Location:  OSU Extension Building, SOREC  569 Hanley Road, Central Point
Register:  http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms or call 541-776-7371
If you need help with the registration process, please contact paula.burkhalter@oregonstate.edu 

This class will provide producers with decision-making strategies for starting a farm stand and/or agritourism operation. Information will be provided on market channel assessment, business ploanning, annmd predicting profitability through enterprise selection. Farmers with successful farm stand and agritourism business will offer tips for success. Presenters: Maud Powell, OSU Extension Small Farms faculty and Jess Schwarz, OSU Extension.

PASTURE MANAGEMENT COURSE
Date spread: Feb. 22 to April 12, Thursday evenings 6-9pm

AN 8-WEEK COURSE ON IMPROVING THE HEALTH & PRODUCTIVITY OF YOUR PASTURES AND THE
PROFITABILITY OF YOUR ANIMALS. See the 2 page Flyer

And for more information, contact Gordon Jones: 541-776-7371
To register, visit: http://bit.ly/JacksonExtAgriculture

Course fee:
• Early registration discount before Dec. 15, 2017: $250
• Between Dec. 16 – Jan. 20: $300
Farm partner discount: $50 off for the second person from the same farm

CLASSES LOCATION: Thursday evening classes will be held at the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District Office: 89 Alder St. Central Point, OR.

GROWING AGRIPRENEURS. Class format is changing. Details to come. Contact Maud Powell, maud.powell@oregonstate.edu

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