Join The Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) and OSU Extension Service for a series of workshops on improving your irrigation system and management skills in times of drought. Read more...
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.
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
Improvestewardship 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
Supporting Small Farmers
Our mission is to advance sustainable agriculture, community food systems, and economic progress for Oregon's small farmers and ranchers and provide a leading-edge experience for students.
Oregon Small Farm News is a free online newsletter that concentrates on both commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces organic/biological and conventional farming systems.
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OSU Small Farms Conference
A daylong event geared toward farmers, agricultural professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of farmers markets. Educational sessions are offered on a variety of topics relevant to the Oregon small farmers. Speakers include farmers, OSU Extension faculty, agribusiness, and more.
The Small Farms/Small Acreage program in Central Oregon provides research-based educational programming and resources to help commercial and non-commercial small farm entrepreneurs and small acreage landowners achieve their goals.
The Mid-Valley Small Farms Program serves commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces both organic/biological and conventional farming systems.
The goal of the Southern Oregon Small Farms program is to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of small farms in Jackson and Josephine counties by employing appropriate scale production and marketing techniques.