Photo by Lynn Ketchum

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. 

The program works toward improving small farm horticultural production and small-scale livestock, poultry & forage production. Specialty, organic, pasture-raised and niche crop production is emphasized. OSU Extension Small Farms helps you understand the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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 
  • Improve stewardship 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
Photo by Lynn Ketchum

Upcoming Events

Jun 29 - Nov 30

Sustainable Gardening -Josephine County

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Grants Pass, OR
Jul 23

Southern Oregon Grape Field Day

7:45 am - 5:00 pm Central Point, OR
Jul 24
Jul 29

Plan for Profit-Enterprise Analysis

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Central Point, OR

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Small Farms