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Beginning Farmer Education Event Series

Apr 1, 2024

[1 April 26 October 2024]

As part of Rogue Farm Corps' Farmer Training Programs, we coordinate a series of educational events including farm tours, classes, and discussion groups for aspiring and beginning farmers including the Apprentices at our partner Host Farms and partner farmer training programs which include Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Small Farms Veteran Agripreneurs program.

The Event Series is designed as an introduction to sustainable and regenerative farming production concepts and practices as well as food system and equity topics. In order to get the most out of the event series, its recommended that participants have concurrent or somewhat recent farm/ranch experience and intend to pursue farming/ranching further. If you have questions about whether or not the event series is ...

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Coastal Forage Species Identification Workshop

May 24, 2024

[24 May 2024]

This free Workshop runs from 2-5PM and is followed by an on-farm dinner! Please register by Friday, May 10, 2024.

The OSU Extension Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Euchre Creek Farm invite you to attend this workshop to learn more about coastal pasture management.

At this workshop, you can expect to:

  • Hear from local, coastal farmers about their pasture management practices,
  • Practice identifying common coastal forage pasture species,
  • Learn about forage species that do well in coastal conditions,
  • Enjoy a farm-fresh meal with other local farmers and resource providers.

This workshop takes place outdoors (unless actively raining), so please dress for weather!

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Changing Hands Land Connections Workshops

Jun 2, 2024

[2 June 2024]

Are you a farmer or rancher who wishes to access land, or a landholder who wants to sell or lease your agricultural land or business?

Join Rogue Farm Corps and OSU Small Farms for an afternoon of education on communication and elevator-pitch writing, as well as facilitated networking for effective and meaningful connection.

Well be led on a tour of SOREC's experimental farm trials and through OSUs Climate Stress and Grief Resilience module. Youll also hear about resources for seeking, leasing, and passing on farmland.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and meet landholders and land seekers who just might be the missing piece of your farmland puzzle. Come prepared to ask questions, share your experiences, and ...

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The dehydrated harvest: for farmers selling value-added products

Jun 5, 2024

[5 June 2024]

Learn the ins and outs of safely dehydrating the fruits and vegetables you grow on your farm, for the purpose of selling these value-added foods under Oregon's Farm Direct Marketing Law!

Hands-on demos led by experienced OSU Master Food Preservers.

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Organic Grains plus Conservation Field Day

Jun 11, 2024

[11 June 2024]

Join OSU Extension and the Polk Soil & Water Conservation District as they collaborate with Garnetts Red Prairie Farm for an Organic Grains plus Conservation Field Day. This farm specializes in organic grains and is deeply committed to conservation and land stewardship.

The field day will be divided into two segments, with the first focusing on the farm and the second on conservation. We will begin with a tour of the farm, discussing various grain varieties, field trials, and the challenges encountered. The second part of the event will showcase projects such as pollinator hedgerows, oak woodland restoration, best practices, and available resources for land stewards. This event is tailored for individuals interested in organic farming, contemplating a transition to ...

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