DEALING WITH DROUGHT ON YOUR FARM OR RANCH
Oregon’s Water Resource Department has declared the Rogue Valley to be in a severe drought this winter. Snowpack in the Rogue and Umpqua basins are at 21 percent of average, tying the Klamath Basin for the worst in the state.
Join OSU Extension Small Farms and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District for a one-day course on drought mitigation strategies for your small farm or ranch.
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 9 am -4 pm
Cost: $25, Includes lunch and field trip
REGISTER ON LINE
Location: OSU Extension Auditorium
569 Hanley Road
Presenters will discuss our current situation in regards to:
- snow-pack and reservoirs;
- water conservation irrigation options;
- building resiliency through cover cropping,
- using drought tolerant species
- utilizing ponds and swales.
Afternoon-choose vegetable farm or forage and livestock tour:
Participants will divide into two groups based on interest.
- One group will visit a small-scale vegetable farm employing many water conservation techniques.
- The other group will visit a forage and livestock operation that employs drought mitigation strategies.
Contact Maud Powell at 541 776-7371 for more information