Small Farms


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.

Upcoming Events-

GROWING FARMS - Successful Whole Farm Management Hybrid Course February-March 2017

On-farm Food Safety Training for Oregon Produce Farmers February 16 and 17 2017

Oregon State University Small Farms Conference February 19, 2017


Event Details

GROWING FARMS - Successful Whole Farm Management Hybrid Course

Tuesdays, February 7, 21 and March 7 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 4 Full Day Farm Tours at the OSU Extension Service Education Center in Washington County (1815 NW 169th Place, Building 1, Suite 1000 Beaverton, OR 97006)

Registration fee: $295 (need-based scholarships available)

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.

View this video to learn more about the new Growing Farms Hybrid Course

On-farm food safety training for Oregon produce farmers

Workshop designed for mid-scale produce farmers that are covered by the FSMA Produce Rule selling primarily to wholesale markets

February 16, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Aurora

OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center (15120 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, OR 97002)

Workshops designed for small-scale, diversified produce farmers that sell primarily into direct and specialty markets

February 17, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Portland

OSU Food Innovation Center (1207 NW Naito Pkwy #151, Portland, OR 97209)

February 19, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Corvallis

 OSU Alumni Center, Corvallis (725 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331)

Oregon State University Small Farms Conference February 18, 2017 Corvallis, OR

Past Events

North Willamette Horticulture Society Meetings January 10-12, 2017

January 10-12 2017 in Canby, OR

Organic Day: January 10, 2017

Visit the NWHS website for program details information.

Small Farm School

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sharpening tools with a grinder at Small Farm School

Small Farm School is a full day event with hands on and classroom workshops for beginning farmer and small acreage rural landowners. 


Program Contacts

North Willamette Horticulture Society Meetings-are canceled for Jan 11th & 12th!