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.
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.
HORSES AND MUD
Oct. 18, Saturday
Cost: $25 REGISTER ON LINE
Protect the health of your horses and other livestock. Learn how to manage winter mud and manure. YOUTH REGISTRATION $12.50
This class will be held at Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, 89 Alder St, Central Point.
RECIPE TO MARKET CREATING A FOOD BUSINESS
4 Part Series
1: Oct. 15, Wednesday, 6-8:30 pm at the Tap Room- Intro & tasting
$55 (discount, series of 4) REGISTER ON LINE
Details, additional dates, costs per class: read more...
FARMERS RISING Convivium, Springfield, OR
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
RAISING GOATS AND LAMBS FOR MEAT
Monday, Oct. 13
Cost: $20 REGISTER ON LINE
Instructors: Angie Boudro, Shelby Filley and Dr. Charles Estill.
Sheep and goats are smaller than cattle, are easier to handle, require fewer and less expensive facilities, and to top it off, the market for their meat is hot! Learn the basics of raising these animals: nutrition, housing and handling facilities, breeds, common husbandry practices, diseases, grazing and marketing will be covered.
STARTING A FARM STAND
Wednesday, Oct. 22
5:30 - 9 pm
Cost:$15.00 REGISTER ON LINE
Instructors: Maud Powell, OSU Small Farms, and Kelly Madding, Jackson Co. Planner
Every consider opening up a farm stand? This class will cover topics including county regulations and fees, considerations for opening a farm stand and tips for making a farm stand successful. Producers with successful farm stands from Whistling Duck and Easy Valley Farms will share their experience. For more information contact Maud Powell, email@example.com or call 541-776-7371.
For any further information contact:
Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
569 Hanley Road
Central Point , OR 97502
(541) 776-7371 x208