Metro Area Small Farms Program
View the video on the bottom right of this page to learn what we do as the Small Farms Program.
These workshops are intended for farmers looking to understand more about soils. The first day will cover topics on soil types and textures, how to take and interpret a soil test and cover the basics of nutrient and cover crop management. The second (advanced) day is intended for those that already have a basic understanding of soils and nutrient management. Topics covered on the second day include soil structure and water relations, nitrogen management and testing, cover crop calculator, identifying nutrient deficiency symptoms.
Beginning Soils: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Advanced Soils: Thursday, August 14, 2014
9:30 am to 3:30 pm each day
North Willamette Research and Extension Center
15210 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, OR 97002
Registration fee: $50 per person per day or $90 for both days
Small Farm School
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045
Registration fee: $65 for adults, $40 for youth
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