Participate in our Small Farms Needs Assessment

Farmer participating in needs assessment

Wondering what the Mid-Valley Small Farms team can do for you? We are too!

We are currently conducting a Mid-Willamette Valley Small Farms Needs Assessment and your participation is needed. This is your opportunity to provide feedback on our workshops and programming, as well as to let us know what you would like the OSU Mid-Valley Small Farms team to offer in years to come. The results of this survey will be used to help direct our programming for the next 3-5 years, providing you with the opportunity to have your ideas and opinions reflected in our educational services. 
It is very important to us to receive your input so we are conducting the needs assessment in two ways. You can take the survey online from anywhere (with an internet connection), or we would love to come out to your farm and interview you in person.

Thank you in advance for your participation! And thank you to those of you who have already participated. 

Participate online HERE - Participate in person, by contacting Victoria Binning HERE 


OSU Small Farms Conference

Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis at the LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Registration is now open.

The Oregon Small Farms Conference is a daylong event geared towards farmers, agricultural professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of farmers markets. Twenty-seven educational sessions are offered on a variety of topics relevant to the Oregon small farmers and include a track in Spanish. Speakers include farmers, OSU Extension faculty, agribusiness, and more. 
More info here.
The Mid-Valley Small Farms Team is excited to host the Spanish track at this year’s OSU Small Farms Conference. Sessions include:
  • Identifying and trapping insects that are common in Oregon agricultural crops - Dalila Rendon, OSU entomologist
  • Introdution to vegetable plant physiology for small farmers - Isabel Hernandez, UC Davis vegetable physiologist
  • Personal history as a farmer and strategies to make a small farm business successful - Javier Zamora, small farmer in California

More info here.