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

Dry Farming Field Days - August 2016

Come learn about dry farming, see crops (tomatoes, squash, melon, potatoes) grown without any supplemental irrigation in the field, observe roots from soil pits in irrigated and dry farmed plots, do side-by-side tastings of dry farmed and irrigated tomatoes and melons, and more!

Tuesday August 2nd  - Southern Oregon

4-7 pm:  Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

569 Hanley Rd, Central Point, OR 97502

Tuesday August 9th – South Valley

3-5 pm:  OSU Vegetable Research Farm

34306 NE Electric Rd, Corvallis, OR 97333

4-7 pm :  Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture

844 SW 35th St, Corvallis, OR 97333

Tuesday August 23rd – North Valley

4-7 pm:  North Willamette Research and Extension Center

15210 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, OR 97002


Winter Farming Series -  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)