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Melissa Fery

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Content by Melissa Fery

Introduction to Pasture and Grazing Management in Western Oregon

Farmers and ranchers new to pasture management in the Pacific Northwest can learn the basics of establishing and maintaining a productive pasture for their livestock.

Melissa Fery, David Hannaway, Maud Powell, Garry Stephenson | Dec 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Adding Agritourism: Developing Your Plan & Working with Your County

Agritourism is a type of farm-direct marketing. It allows you to increase income by giving visitors direct sales of products, education, entertainment, lodging and recreational activities. First and most important: You must have a ...

Melissa Fery, Pami Monnette, Audrey Comerford | May 2020 | Article

Mud and Manure Management presentation

This is a file of the presentation slides from an OSU Mud and Manure Management class. We covered the following topics: Benefits of Manure and Mud Management, Different practices and possibilities, and Resources for assistance. Check out the article on our website that further explains how to construct a hardened area - Mud and Manure Management Article (

Shelby Filley, Melissa Fery | Mar 2020 | Presentation

Mud and Manure Management

Managing mud and manure in livestock areas does not have to be a dirty job. There are several remedies for the problem. This fact sheet outlines the processes for dealing with the problem.

Shelby Filley, Sara Runkel, Melissa Fery | Mar 2020 | Article

Adding Agritourism: cultivating neighbor & farmer relations to avoid conflict

So, you are going to embark on the adventure of adding an agritourism component to your farm business. By definition, agritourism involves inviting members of the public onto your farm to experience agriculture, learn about ...

Pami Monnette, Melissa Fery, Audrey Comerford | Feb 2020 | Article

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