The goal of the Small Farms program is to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of small farms by employing appropriate scale production and marketing techniques. The program works toward improving small farm horticultural production and small-scale livestock, poultry & forage production. Specialty, organic, pasture-raised and niche crop production is emphasized.
Instructors: Maud Powell, OSU Extension Small Farms, Angela Boudro, and local experts.
Many people in or coming to Jackson County dream of a small farm in the country. Buying and owning rural property comes with a host of special considerations. Get the Facts about wells, septic systems, zoning requirements and limitations, special assessments, water and soil needs, farm product marketing restriction and water rights. And, learn about how to find the perfect piece of property, loan options and how the closing process works. Each class may be taken individually for $20 each. Soupe attends at no additional cost.
BENEFICIAL INSECTS ON THE FARM
Wednesday, June 24, 2015; 1-5 pm
$20 REGISTER ON LINE
Instructor: Gwendolyn Elen, Integrated Plant Protection Center, Oregon State University. OSU Extension and Field Sites.
SEED GROWERS NETWORK MEETING
Thursday, June 18m 2015; 6-8 pm; at the OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd. Central Point. FREE
Topic of discussion: Contracting with Seed Companies. Read more...
Note: Partial scholarships are available for some classes and programs. Please inquire with the small farms program. Scholarship Application for selected OSU Small Farms events
Objectives of the Small Farm Program:
Note: Partial scholarships are available for some classes and programs. Please inquire with the small farms program. Scholarship Application for OSU Small Farms
Rogue Farm Corps Often partners with OSU Extension Small Farms, sharing the goal of farming education.
About Maud Powell, OSU Extension Small Farms Faculty: Maud has an M.A. from Antioch University Seattle in Environment and Community Studies, and received her B.A. from Swarthmore College in Comparative Religion. She and her husband have owned and operated Wolf Gulch Farm, a small diversified vegetable and seed farm, in the Little Applegate Valley, for ten years. Maud worked for four years as the Project Manager for the Siskiyou Sustainable Cooperative, and currently coordinates their Community Supported Agriculture Program. Maud is passionate about reinvigorating rural communities by strengthening local economies and increasing food and fiber production. firstname.lastname@example.org 541-776-7371, ext. 208
For any further information contact:
Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
569 Hanley Road
Central Point , OR 97502
(541) 776-7371 x208