May 8 - June 5 - Living on the Land

Living on the Land is a workshop series tailored for small acreage landowners and those new to managing land. There are 5 classes in the series. Register for the entire series!

Classes are co-sponsored and hosted by the Silverton Grange #748, on Tuesdays nights from 6:00-8:30pm. Participants may register for individual classes for $10 each, $30 for the whole series, or $45 for two farm partners. Register for the entire series! 

The Silverton Grange is located at 201 Division St NE, Silverton.

For more information, contact Victoria Binning at 503-373-3774 or



May 9 - Grazing Animal Management

DATE: May 9, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm

LOCATION: HART Farm, 6665 Rickreall Rd, Independence, OR 97351 

SPEAKERS: Claudia Ingham, Polk SWCD; Jenifer Cruickshank, OSU Extension; Victoria Binning, OSU Extension

DESCRIPTION: Join OSU Extension and Polk SWCD staff as we explore Spring forage resources, manure management, riparian grazing and watershed protection.

COST: $10


If the above link does not work, contact Victoria Binning at 503-373-3774 or


POSTPONED: Date TBA - Using Sensory Education as a Marketing Tool: A Chocolate Case Study

This workshop is intended for small farmers to take your marketing to the next level. Learn how to convey the sensory experience of an on-farm, value-added product to potential clients. Examples include kimchi, honey, kombucha, jams, etc. Learn how to educate your customers with demonstrated sensory evaluations. This workshop is focused on marketing for small farmers with or interested in producing value-added products.

When: April 13th, 2-3pm

Where: Oregon Farm Bureau Building, Upstairs Boardroom, 1320 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR


  • Eat early, light lunch
    • Avoid smell foods (garlic, onion, etc.)
  • Refrain from fragrant body sprays and perfumes
Cost: $20 per participant, limited to 10 small farmers
NOTE: this event is for farmers ONLY