OSU Small Farms events https://extension.oregonstate.edu/ OSU Extension Service - Small Farms events en Growing Farms 2022 - Hybrid Course for Farmers https://extension.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms/mid-willamette/events/growing-farms-2022-hybrid-course-farmers [Tue, Jan 18, 2022 6:00 pm - Tue, Mar 1, 2022 8:00 pm] <p>Serious about farming?</p> <p>Come learn how to navigate the biological, financial, and human aspects of small-scale farming.</p> <p>This hybrid course is designed for beginning specialty crop &amp; livestock farmers in their first 5 years of business. Students will develop a whole farm plan. The course consists of six online modules, three classroom sessions, and a field trip.</p> <p>When: Tuesdays, Jan 18, Feb 1, &amp; Mar 1 2022 - 6:00-8:00pm</p> <p>Feb 15 - All Day Farm Tour</p> <p>Where: North Willamette Research and Extension Center</p> <p>15210 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, OR</p> <p>Cost: $100 per person</p> <p>Scholarships Available</p> <p>Registration will open on November 29. Discount for OSU Small farms conference (Feb 19) is included.</p> Tue, 18 Jan 2022 18:00:00 -0800 Oregon State University Extension Service The Story of Garden Tools and their Use - an Artisan's Insights https://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/metro/events/story-garden-tools-their-use-artisans-insights [Tue, Feb 1, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm] <p>Join the Washington County Master Gardener Association's Speaker Series, as artisan blacksmith and toolmaker Seth Pauley of Red Pig Garden Tools shares an overview of the history of garden tools and covers topics such as the key parts of a garden tool, how to identify the characteristics of a high quality garden tool, and matching the right tool to the right job, and tool care.</p>&#13; &#13; <p> </p>&#13; &#13; <p>Seth Pauley is the lead artisan blacksmith and creator at Red Pig Garden Tools. Seth has personally made more than 10,000 hand-forged tools for his customers. He has a bachelor's degree in History from Concordia University in Montreal, and a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from Temple University in Philadelphia. Before dedicating himself to Red ...</p> Tue, 01 Feb 2022 19:00:00 -0800 Oregon State University Extension Service Oregon Wine Symposium https://extension.oregonstate.edu/events/oregon-wine-symposium [Tue, Feb 15, 2022 12:00 am - Thu, Feb 17, 2022 11:59 pm] <p>As the premier educational event and trade show for the Northwest wine community, the virtual Oregon Wine Symposium covers the most relevant topics in viticulture, enology and wine business. Presented by leading wine industry experts, the Symposium is a must-attend event for winery and vineyard owners, vineyard managers, winemakers, marketing and sales managers and winery staff.</p> Tue, 15 Feb 2022 00:00:00 -0800 Oregon State University Extension Service Rural Living Basics: Living with your Well & Septic https://extension.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms/events/rural-living-basics-living-your-well-septic [Wed, Feb 23, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm] <p>Rural Living Basics is a FREE presentation designed for rural residents to learn the basics about groundwater used for their drinking water and septic systems. Learning steps to protect the health of your family, neighbors and animals, your property investment, and the safety of groundwater resources.</p> <p>Email <a href="mailto:Allison.studnick@oregonstate.edu">Allison.studnick@oregonstate.edu</a> or call 541-713-5009 to register.</p> <p>A water quality educator will be available February 23rd to answer questions about well water and septic tank issues. For additional information on well water and septic systems, free Rural Living Basics classes, and how to get your water tested please visit the <a href="https://wellwater.oregonstate.edu/?fbclid=IwAR1uu5cjnFiT1LtQiLzT1ZN8SXdqz9eJD-hJ4TFt4bu3L_Tm613KrOyQ5r8">Well Water Program website</a> or call 541-713-5009 for more information.</p> Wed, 23 Feb 2022 18:00:00 -0800 Oregon State University Extension Service Best Field First: a forage planning series https://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/events/best-field-first-forage-planning-series [Thu, Feb 24, 2022 6:00 pm - Thu, Mar 17, 2022 7:00 pm] <p>This educational program assists forage producers in making decisions on managing pastures and hayground. Topics include using maps to determine physical soil properties, estimate current and potential production, and form management units. This information is then used to take soil samples for fertility testing and to make agronomic, economic input decisions. Part of this process includes the option of selecting to focus work on your <strong>best field first</strong>. This can help producers prioritize funding for inputs and time spent on multiple fields. At the completion of the program custom reports will be provided which will be useful in future classes and consultations on forage production.</p>&#13; &#13; <ul><li>Participants registering after February 24<sup>th</sup> will have to view a recording of Session ...</li></ul> Thu, 24 Feb 2022 18:00:00 -0800 Oregon State University Extension Service Principles of Vineyard Management Course https://extension.oregonstate.edu/events/principles-vineyard-management-course [Tue, Mar 29, 2022 8:00 am - Wed, Jun 1, 2022 9:20 am] <p>This non-credit online course covers the main components of vineyard management from design to pest and disease management. Online participants will learn jointly with upper division students at Oregon State University who are taking this course as part of the BS degree in Viticulture and Enology. This course provides professional development for industry members seeking continuing education or for those new to grape growing or winemaking. Focus will be placed on the importance of making informed management decisions in the vineyard by understanding impacts on grapevine physiology and economics. The course is offered to industry and the general public who is interested in commercial grape growing.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Instructor: Dr. Patty Skinkis, Professor and Viticulture Extension Specialist, Oregon State University</p>&#13; &#13; <p>The class ...</p> Tue, 29 Mar 2022 08:00:00 -0700 Oregon State University Extension Service Growing Veteran Agripreneurs https://extension.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms/southern/events/growing-veteran-agripreneurs-2 [Mon, May 2, 2022 6:30 pm - Thu, Nov 3, 2022 8:00 pm] <p>Growing Veteran Agripreneurs is an educational program designed for veterans interested in beginning farming.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Over the course of a season, students will be exposed to all aspects of sustainable, small-scale farming. Students gain field experience at the OSU Extension Franklin Teaching Farm by growing a variety of annuals, seed crops and cover crops.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Through an exciting series of classes, students are offered an opportunity to learn from many teachers. The program includes touring some of the most beautiful and successful small farms in our region. Students will find invaluable inspiration and learn lessons from experienced farmers themselves. Class topics cover both theoretical and practical information taught by OSU faculty, experienced farmers and agricultural professionals.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Veterans interested in pursuing a farming ...</p> Mon, 02 May 2022 18:30:00 -0700 Oregon State University Extension Service