Small Farms

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.OSU Extension Small Farms helps you understand the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

2017 CLASSES-Details

Wandering Fields Seed Farm Tour, May 25, 6 pm

Farm Practices to Support Beneficial Insects, June 9 and July 7, 9 am to 3 pm both days

Whistling Duck Garlic Seed Farm Tour, June 22, 6 pm

Dry Farm Field Day, August 15, 1 to 6 pm

On-Line Registering for Small Farms Classes:


April 22, Living on Your Land/Rogue Tree School,  a one day conference. Deadline to register is April 14.  Access brochure...list of classes and how to register, including phoning in:

April 27, Whetstone Preserve Tour with The Nature Conservancy, carpool meets at 8:30 am at SOREC

May 9, Living with Large Predators, 6 pm

ALL Classes & Events, all Departments, coming up in Jackson County

Objectives of the Small Farm Program:

  • Offer a wide variety of classes, many topics suggested by our local farmers, to become the resource they need for education and answers 
  • Improve stewardship practices of small acreage landowners;
  • Land management: improve soil and water quality and conservation;
  • Small farm alternative and specialty marketing (through local and regional food systems and farm direct marketing channels).
  • Facilitate farmers knowing other farmers



Note: Partial scholarships are available for some classes and programs.  Please inquire with the small farms program.  Scholarship Application for OSU Small Farms


Photo of Maud PowellAbout 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.  541-776-7371, ext. 208

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For any further information contact:

Maud Powell
Small Farms
Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
569 Hanley Road
Central Point , OR 97502
(541) 776-7371 x208 

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