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Sept 20 - Oct 18 - 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. Classes focus on Land Stewardship Planning, Woodlands & Riparian Area Management, Pasture & Manure Management, Soils & Weeds, and Well Water & Water Rights.

Classes will be hosted by OSU Extension Service in Polk County at their office in Dallas. Classes will be on Thursdays, time to be determined. Participants may register for individual classes for $10 each, $30 for the whole series, or $45 for two farm partners. 

The Polk County Extension Office is located at 289 E Ellendale Ave Suite 301, Dallas, OR 97338.

For more information, contact Victoria Binning at 503-373-3774 or victoria.binning@oregonstate.edu.

 

Nov 8 - Agribusiness Workshop: Record Keeping for Small Farms

The OSU Small Farms Program is teaming up with Chemeketa Community College's Agribusiness Management Program to offer a business management class tailored to the needs of small farmers. This three hour workshop will focus on what every business needs to be sustainable: good records and how to keep them.

Stay tuned for more information on this workshop. For inquiries, contact Victoria Binning at 503-373-3774 or victoria.binning@oregonstate.edu.

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.

Rules:

  • 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