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Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management
Growing Farms workshops provide beginning farmers with the tools and knowledge needed to manage the biological and financial risks of farming.
The course is intended for people in their first 5 years of farming, people seriously considering starting a farm business, and people considering major changes to their farm. It includes both classroom and field sessions taught by OSU faculty, experienced farmers, and other agricultural professionals. Participants gain the skills to assess their resources and develop a whole farm plan.
The workshop series is offered in four regions of the state, allowing farmers to make connections with one another and the resources available to them in their region. Follow the links below to learn more about the Growing Farms curriculum and the course in your region.
Southern Willamette Valley - Next Growing Farms Workshop offered in 2015
Northern Willamette Valley - 2014 Workshop February 26 - April 2nd
Southern Oregon - 2013 Workshop January 28 - February 25th
Central Oregon - 2013 Workshop date TBD (Prineville, OR)
The workshop series is a product of the OSU Extension Small Farms Program with funding from the USDA Risk Management Agency and Oregon Tilth.