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.
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
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.
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
North Willamette Horticulture Society Meetings January 10-12, 2017
January 10-12 2017 in Canby, OR
Organic Day: January 10, 2017
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Small Farm School is a full day event with hands on and classroom workshops for beginning farmer and small acreage rural landowners.
- 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