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Growing Farms 2022 - Hybrid Course for Farmers

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Jan 18, 2022

[Tue, Jan 18, 2022 6:00 pm - Tue, Mar 1, 2022 8:00 pm]

Serious about farming?

Come learn how to navigate the biological, financial, and human aspects of small-scale farming.

This hybrid course is designed for beginning specialty crop & livestock farmers in their first 5 years of business. Students will develop a whole farm plan. The course consists of six online modules, three classroom sessions, and a field trip.

When: Tuesdays, Jan 18, Feb 1, & Mar 1 2022 - 6:00-8:00pm

Feb 15 - All Day Farm Tour

Where: North Willamette Research and Extension Center

15210 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, OR

Cost: $100 per person

Scholarships Available

Registration will open on November 29. Discount for OSU Small farms conference (Feb 19) is included.

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The Story of Garden Tools and their Use - an Artisan's Insights

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Feb 1, 2022

[Tue, Feb 1, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm]

Join the Washington County Master Gardener Association's Speaker Series, as artisan blacksmith and toolmaker Seth Pauley of Red Pig Garden Tools shares an overview of the history of garden tools and covers topics such as the key parts of a garden tool, how to identify the characteristics of a high quality garden tool, and matching the right tool to the right job, and tool care.

Seth Pauley is the lead artisan blacksmith and creator at Red Pig Garden Tools. Seth has personally made more than 10,000 hand-forged tools for his customers. He has a bachelor's degree in History from Concordia University in Montreal, and a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from Temple University in Philadelphia. Before dedicating himself to Red ...

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Oregon Wine Symposium

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Feb 15, 2022

[Tue, Feb 15, 2022 12:00 am - Thu, Feb 17, 2022 11:59 pm]

As the premier educational event and trade show for the Northwest wine community, the virtual Oregon Wine Symposium covers the most relevant topics in viticulture, enology and wine business. Presented by leading wine industry experts, the Symposium is a must-attend event for winery and vineyard owners, vineyard managers, winemakers, marketing and sales managers and winery staff.

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Rural Living Basics: Living with your Well & Septic

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Feb 23, 2022

[Wed, Feb 23, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm]

Rural Living Basics is a FREE presentation designed for rural residents to learn the basics about groundwater used for their drinking water and septic systems. Learning steps to protect the health of your family, neighbors and animals, your property investment, and the safety of groundwater resources.

Email Allison.studnick@oregonstate.edu or call 541-713-5009 to register.

A water quality educator will be available February 23rd to answer questions about well water and septic tank issues. For additional information on well water and septic systems, free Rural Living Basics classes, and how to get your water tested please visit https://wellwater.oregonstate.edu or call 541-713-5009 for more information.

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Best Field First: a forage planning series

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Feb 24, 2022

[Thu, Feb 24, 2022 6:00 pm - Thu, Mar 17, 2022 7:00 pm]

This educational program assists forage producers in making decisions on managing pastures and hayground. Topics include using maps to determine physical soil properties, estimate current and potential production, and form management units. This information is then used to take soil samples for fertility testing and to make agronomic, economic input decisions. Part of this process includes the option of selecting to focus work on your best field first. This can help producers prioritize funding for inputs and time spent on multiple fields. At the completion of the program custom reports will be provided which will be useful in future classes and consultations on forage production.

  • Participants registering after February 24th will have to view a recording of Session ...
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