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.
January 13-15 2015 in Canby, OR
Organic Day: January 13, 2015
Topics include: Research updates in organic blueberries and blackberries, neamtode biology and management, disease management in alliums, spinach and strawberries, clubroot management strategies for brassica production and vegetable rotations for pest management. Visit the NWHS website for program details and registration information.
Wednesdays, January 21, February 4 and March 4 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 21 Full Day Farm Tours
at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora
Hybrid Online and Face-to-Face Course for Beginning Farmers teaches those new to farming how to plan and manage a farm, while giving them tools to produce and market farmed and raised goods. The course also encourages interaction and community building among participants, helping build a professional network among small farmers and ranchers.
An evening for PNW seed growers, farmers, plant breeders and chefs to see, taste and discuss new regional varieites and breeding lines.Click here: to view amazing photos and read articles about the evening
A day for breeders, growers, chefs and eaters to come together to view and discuss varieties of:
Small Farm School is a full day event with hands on and classroom workshops for beginning farmer and small acreage rural landowners. Join us the first Saturday of September at Clackamas Community College.
Field and classroom workshops include pig and poultry management, fruit and vegetable production, soil management, tractor safety and operation, on farm veterinary care and much more.
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.
- OSU Small Farms
Broad information source for small acreage farmers in Oregon.
- OSU Organic Agriculture Program
A description of faculty and projects serving Organic agriculture in Oregon.
- Organic Fertilizer Calculator
A spreadsheet for developing organic nutrient management programs.
- Western SARE
Description of WSARE programs and funded projects and SARE publications.
- National SARE Projects Database
Searchable database of projects funded by USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).
- Oregon Organic Coalition
An organization founded to advance the development and growth of the organic industry and community in Oregon.
- Growing Farms
OSU's beginning farmer training program integrating agricultural production and farm business management topics.
- Growing Farms: Farmer Training Course
Successful Whole Farm Management is designed to give farmers the business and biological education needed to run a successful farm business.
- NWREC Agricultural Composting Site