Oregon State University Extension Service

Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management

Marion-Polk Food Share Youth Farm

South Campus Loop
Salem, OR 97305
United States

MPFS Youth Farm
Tue, Jan 22, 2019 6:00 pm - Tue, Mar 5, 2019 8:30 pm
Event Cost

Jan 22 - Mar 5 - Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management, Hybrid Course

UPDATE 1/18: We're so grateful for the interest in this course. We're now filled to capacity! Please check out the Columbia Gorge offering of Growing Farms starting March 14 by contacting Rachel Suits (https://extension.oregonstate.edu/people/rachel-suits), or check out the fully-online option (https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/growing-farms-online-successful-whole-farm-management).

Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management (https://youtu.be/4BPhYyOSzZs) provides farmers with the tools and knowledge needed to develop and manage a successful farm business. This course is intended for people who are considering starting a farm business, those within their first five years of farming and others who may be considering major changes to their farm business.

The core Growing Farms course is a series of six online modules that lead you through the basics of managing a successful farm business. The combined online/on-site course option includes the six online modules PLUS several face-to-face classes and one full-day field trip. Classroom times are from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. 


January 22 -  6:00-8:30pm

February 5 - 6:00-8:30pm

February 19 - All-day field trip

February 23 - Small Farms Conference (discounted registration offered)

March 5 - 6:00-8:30pm

The course was developed by OSU Small Farms Program faculty and other farm management experts, and is presented in an interactive and graphically rich format. Modules include more than four hours of video created specifically for the Growing Farms course, and feature six Oregon farmers who share their experience and insights about farming.

Scholarships and farm partner discounts available! Contact Heidi Noordijk (https://extension.oregonstate.edu/people/heidi-noordijk) for information.

Victoria Binning

Source URL: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms/events/growing-farms-successful-whole-farm-management