Small Farm School


Thursday, September 15, 2016

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Clackamas Community College Oregon City, Oregon

Small Farm School is a daylong event with hands-on and classroom workshops geared toward beginning farmers. Speakers include OSU Extension faculty, farmers, government agencies and other agriculture professionals.


*Registration Information*

Class availability subject to change

Workshop descriptions

CLASS PACKETS AVAILABLE from 7:30 am, open all day at Clairmont Hall Lobby

WELCOME – 8:00AM – lunch tent and exhibit area


8:30 – 10:00



10:30 – 12:00



1:15 – 2:45



3:00 – 4:30

1A: Introduction to farm business planning and record-keeping

1B: Growing cider apples

1C: Assessing farm resources

1D: Intro to permaculture

2A: Herding dogs: an introduction 

2B: Soil! What it is and how it works

2C: Pasture establishment

2D: Rotational grazing

3A: Vegetable crop planning 

3B: Practical Irrigation scheduling for vegetables

3C: Vegetable nutrient management

3D: Four Season Production: Equipment

4A: Hazelnuts 101: Getting started

4B: Walk-behind tractors and implements

4C: Cut flowers 101

4D: Weather forecasts, climate change and vegetable scheduling

5A/B: Electric fencing for rotational grazing at Moomaw Family Farm (double)1

5C/D: Small engine basics (double session)

6A/B: Tractor safety and operation (double) 2

6C/D: Using tractor implements (double) 2

7A/B: On-farm veterinary care (double session) 2

7C/D: Farming with beneficial insects

8A/B: Goats: basic care and management (double session) 2


1 Workshop held at Moomaw Family Farm in Oregon City (20 minute drive from CCC)

2 Workshops held at the OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center (30 minute drive from CCC)



Small Farm School is a collaboration between OSU Extension, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, and Clackamas Community College.