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Lynn Ketchum
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Introducing Crop Talks 2019

The Small Farms Program is excited to introduce Crop Talks 2019 – A farmer-led, farm tour for other farmers hosted during the growing season. Each tour will center on a topic or theme specific to the...

By Teagan Moran, Victoria Binning, | Article

Installing solar panels on agricultural lands maximizes their efficiency, new study shows

Aug 7, 2019
The most productive places on Earth for solar power are farmlands, according to an Oregon State University study.

By Chris Branam | News Story

OSU names Anita Azarenko interim vice provost for outreach and engagement

May 31, 2019
Anita Azarenko, who has served more than 30 years in a wide range of leadership roles at Oregon State University, has been named interim vice provost for the Division of University Outreach and Engagement and director of the OSU Extension Service, OSU Provost and Executive Vice President Ed Feser announced Friday.

News Story

A Learning Approach to Strengthening Farmers’ Markets

Farmers' markets play a significant and expanding role in ensuring the viability of America's small farms and the vitality of its towns. Although their importance in the food distribution system is growing, they are poorly understood. At the local level, most farmers’ markets lack the resources, the information and the skill that they need to document their role in the community and to plan for the future.

By Larry Lev, Garry Stephenson, | Article

Enhancing the Success of Northwest Farmer's Markets

Farmers’ markets in the Pacific Northwest and across the United States are experiencing exceptional popularity with consumers and growth in numbers. This report examines the conditions associated with success and failure of individual farmers’ markets and provides information and recommendations for market organizers to assist with their decision making and strategic planning.

By Garry Stephenson, Larry Lev, Linda Brewer, | Article

Marin Sun Farms: A case study in multi-species, multi-market, alternative livestock production

A discussion for advanced livestock farmer-marketers who have mastered the basics of marketing their products and want to work with their peers to share strategies that will move all their businesses to the next step.

By Lauren Gwin, Linda Brewer, David Evans | Article

A Best Practices Guide to Open Air Poultry Slaughter

Small-scale poultry producers in Oregon who meet certain conditions have the option of slaughtering their poultry in an open air setting.

By Lauren Gwin, | Article