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.

Growing Farms Curriculum

Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management Planning Book: Think It! Write It!


Southern Willamette Valley - 2015 Workshop January 22 - March 5

Northern Willamette Valley - 2015 Workshop January 21 -  March 4

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.