A listing of some upcoming OSU Extension Service sponsored events that may be of interest to small-scale farmers in the Willamette Valley. 

Pasture & Grazing Management Class - May 17th, 2016 - Tangent

Class is for the small acreage landowner who is managing pasture for grazing animals.  Pastures under controlled grazing have less wasted forage, especially in the spring, and plants have an opportunity to rest and recover between pasture rotations, leading to increased forage production.  In this class we will cover topics such as how grass plants grow, rotational grazing systems and pasture fertility. 

3:00-5:00 PM, Linn County Extension Service located at 33630 McFarland Rd, Tangent

Cost is $5.00/person - Register online! Please email Chrissy Lucas or call 541-766-3556 with questions.

Growing Resilience: Water Mangagement Workshop Series - Corvallis

This workshop series, funded by an Oregon SARE Mini-Grant, will increase knowledge and awareness of drought mitigation tools and management practices for farming with little or no irrigation.

Water, Soil and Carbon for Every Farm with Keyline Design - June 2, 2016

Learning from the world's driest inhabited continent and it’s drought solutions – Australian Permaculture Consultant, Darren Doherty (Regrarians Ltd.) RSVP HERE

- Holistic management, planned grazing and financial planning as a primary drought strategy
- Keyline farm planning for the structural reconfiguration of the farmscape considering cost-effective drought mitigation
- Keyline and other regenerative agriculture strategies for soil and production improvements
- ‘How much water do we actually need?' and 'what are all of the sources of water available to me?'

Regrarians 10 day Integrated Farm Planning Course - June 3-12, 2016

Contact Andrew Millson for more information.

Winter Farming Series - July 6, 2016, January 25, 2017

You’ll have a chance to visit with farmers that are experienced with winter production to get perspectives from the field. Our goal is to support you with testing out winter production on your farm to determine whether it is a feasible enterprise for your operation. Classes are spread out over a whole year and timed so that you can apply what you learn for your winter plantings in 2016.

Classes will meet at the Polk County Extension Office (289 E Ellendale Ave Suite 301, Dallas, OR 97338) or at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (15210 NE Miley Road Aurora, OR 97002)

Dry Farming Field Days - August 2016

Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture in Corvallis, NWREC in Aurora, and SOREC in Central Point - Dates to be announced