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)

Women in Sustainable Agriculture (WISA)
http://2016wisa.org
5th National Conference, Portland,OR
Nov. 29th - December 2nd, 2016

 

 

 

 

2017 CLASSES-Details

On-Line Registering for Small Farms Classes:
http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms

PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION, January 23,24, 2017

EXPLORING THE SMALL FARM DREAM, March 6,13, and 20 2017; 5:30 -8:30pm

IRRIGATION OPTIONS, Sat. Feb. 4, 1-5pm

BASIC FARM EQUIPMENT, Sat. Feb. 24, 1-5pm

ADVANCED FARM EQUIPMENT, Saturdays, March 11 and 18, 1-5 pm

WELDING, April 8, 1-5 pm

GROWING AGRIPRENEURS, course for beginning farmers begins in April. Details to come.

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

MORE SMALL FARMS INFORMATION   

FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT

http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/agriculture/Pages/FSMA.aspx

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. 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