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.

JANUARY-APRIL 2015 CLASSES and EVENTS

PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION WORKSHOP
Monday and Tuesday, January 12-13
Cost: $90
(prior to Jan. 5; then $110)
REGISTER ON LINE (see note below)
Agenda (some topics yet to be confirmed)
NOTE: The mailed booklet contains an incorrect registration URL address. Use the link above).

GROWING FARMS-Successful Whole Farm Management
January 26th, February 16th and March 9th (Mondays 5:30-8:00 pm), 2015
Saturday, February 21st for the field day,2015
Cost
: $295 single; $440 couple or farm partners REGISTER ON LINE

FEBRUARY 2015 Upcoming Programs
Feb.18, 5-8 pm: Micro-Financing Opportunities for Small Farms, Josephine County Extension
Feb. 28, 8 am-5 pm: Small Farm Conference, Corvallis, OR

MARCH 2015 Upcoming Programs
Mar. 17, 6-9 pm: What Can I Do With My Small Farm, Jackson County Extension

APRIL 2015 Upcoming Programs
April-October, 4 hours/week: Growing Agripreneurs (a season of farm training)
April 8-12, full days: Seed Academy, Seven Seeds Farm

ALL Classes & Events 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

MORE SMALL FARMS INFORMATION    

ODA: http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/ADMD/pages/fsma_oregon.aspx

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.

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. maud.powell@oregonstate.edu  541-776-7371, ext. 208

Apply for scholarship.

 

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