Class: CERTIFICATION OPTIONS FOR SMALL FARMS
June 10, 5-8 PM; $10.00
EXTENSION UPCOMING EVENTS
in Jackson County
Goals of the Small Farm Program:
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. Objectives include working with small acreage landowners to improve stewardship practices, emphasizing land management, soil and water quality, as well as small farm alternative and specialty marketing through the creation and enhancement of local and regional food systems and farm direct marketing channels.
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Note: Partial scholarships are available for some classes and programs. Please inquire with the small farms program. Scholarship Application for OSU Small Farms
About Maud Powell: 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.
About Shaina Bronstein: Shaina coordinates the Growing Agripreneurs program and works with beginning farmers in Southern Oregon. Shaina received her B.S. from the University of Massachusetts in Plant and Soil Science with a concentration in Sustainable Agriculture. Before moving to Oregon in 2010, Shaina worked for Harris Moran Seed company in the research department for six years, helping to develop new varieties. She is still passionate about seed production and sustainable development. Shaina enjoys farming in the Rogue Valley on her small family farm, Walker Creek Farm, and sharing her knowledge of sustainable agriculture with the community. Areas of expertise: Beginning Farmers, Seed Production, Plant Propagation.
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