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

Winter Farming Series - January 20, 2016 is the first class

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)

Oregon Agritourism Network Meeting - February 19, 2016 1pm-5pm

The Oregon Agritourism Network is a growing working group of farmers, ranchers, tour operators, agencies and associations with expertise and interest in developing Oregon as a premier travel destination for authentic agritourism experiences.

These events are open to anyone interested in cultivating Oregon’s agritourism potential and developing this segment of the tourism industry.

Want more information about Oregon Agritourism Network Meeting?
If you have additional questions or comments about Oregon Agritourism Network Meeting, please contact Alexa Carey, Destination Development Specialist with Travel Oregon at by email or (971)717-6178.

16th Annual Oregon Small Farms Conference - February 20, 2016 9am-5pm

The Oregon Small Farms Conference is a daylong event geared toward farmers, agricultural professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of farmers markets.  Thirty 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.

Register now for $45/person!
Starting February 2, 2016 registration will be $65/person