Upcoming Events & Classes

Agricultural Business Plan Series

Are you interested in turning your agricultural enterprise into a functioning and working business? Do you need help organizing your ideas and putting your plan on paper or just evaluating if your idea is profitable? If so, this series of Saturday workshops may just be what you need. Join Patti Norris, COCC Small Business Development Center educator, Prineville Campus, as she guides you towards achieving your business goals. All classes will be on Saturday mornings from 9 AM-12 PM, at the COCC Crook County Campus building. Please note there is a one time fee of $50 per farm/ranch regardless of the number of participatns from that farm/ranch. Please RSVP to Billie Estridge, 541.480.1340 or email tcf@cbbmail.com, no later than Wednesday, January 15th, if you plan to attend.

  • April 19th- Marketing 101 (The nuts and bolts of creating a Facebook page and using social media to market your products for just pennies)

Spring Gardening Seminar

On April 19th, the Central Oregon Master Gardener Assoication will present the Spring Gardening Seminar, offering 16 classes and a garden market, at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond. Registration information will be available soon.

Get Growing with OSU Gardening Classes

Learn how to grow your own food. The central Oregon chapter of OSU Master Gardeners will offer a series of vegetable gardenign classes, in introductory and advanced levels, at several locations in central Oregon this spring. Each class is two hours. To register and for more information please click here.

Recipe to Market- Learn How to Take Your Food Concept to Market

Oregon State University's Recipe to Market Online provides an entrepreneurial foundation for developing and launching successful food business ventures. Through lessons in start-up knowledge, food regulations, marketing and commercialization, these courses will teach students essential skills for nvigating today's small food landscape, gain behind the scenes access to successful food start-ups through real world case studies and have interviews with professional entrepreneurs

  • Food Innovation Center Field Trip: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Portland, Oregon. Cost is $199 (scholarships are available) and the registration deadline is April 21, 2014.
  • Recipe to Market Online Classes: Brand and Marketing Development (May 1). Development and Production (July 1). Business Planning, Legality and Financing (September 1). 

For more information on all Recipe to Market classes contact Alicia Winchester-Jantz at:541.447.9233 or alicia.winchesterjantz@oregonstate.edu.

Crook County Extension Service Centennial Anniversary Celebration

The OSU/Crook County Extension Service would like to say, "Thank you," for 100 years of support and invite all past and present extension agents, staff, colleagues, volunteers, supporters, committee members, donors, associations and ALL local citizens to celebrate! There will be a free hamburger and hot dog bbq, Wednesday, May 17th, from 11:30-1:30, at the Crook County Courthouse Front Lawn, in Prinville, with entertainment provided by the Sagebrush Shufflers and a 1914 photo booth with props. For more information or to RSVp contact Pam at the Crook County Extension office at 541.447.6228 or pam.wiederholt@oregonstate.edu.