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 is designed for beginning farmers in their first 5-years of business.
Come and learn how to navigate the biological, financial and human aspects of small scale farming.
Dates: Wednesdays February 26 to April 2, 4:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturdays March 22 and April 5
Bring your own or potluck style dinners.
Location: The North Willamette Research and Extension Center Tuition: $230
Week one: classroom activities and construct compost pile
Week two: classroom activities and evaluate compost pile
Thursday, April 24 and Thursday May 1 at NWREC in Aurora
Registration information will be available February 2014
Small Farm School
- 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