Learn how to grow your own food. The central Oregon chapter of OSU Master Gardeners will offer a series of vegetable gardening 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.
The annual High Desert Garden Tour will be on Saturday, July 19th, 2014, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. View seven beautiful gardens in the Tumalo area. This is a self-guided tour presented by the OSU Extension Service and OSU Master Gardeners™. Ticket books are $10 each; age 16 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the following outlets: Moonfire and Sun Garden Center, Strictly Organic Coffee Co., Worthy Brewing, Shoe Inn, Bend; Schultz Farm and Garden, Redmond, OSU/Deschutes County Extension Service, Redmond, and OSU/Crook County Extension Service, Prineville. For more information call the OSU/Deschutes County Extension Service at (541) 548-6088.
The 2014 COARC Cereal Field Day will be on Tuesday, July 29th from 9:30 am - 12:00 Noon, at the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center (Madras, Oregon), with a FREE tri-tip lunch following afterwards. Items for the day include: wheat trial plot tours, information on growing barley and wheat nitrogen use. For more information call the Central Oregon Ag Research Center at (541) 475-7107 or email email@example.com. Please RSVP for planning purposes.
An Introductory to Basic HACCP will be on July 29 & 30, 2014 in 238 Wiegand Hall, at OSU. HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. It is a way for industry to control and prevent problems, and ensure safe food by controlling the production process from beginning to end, rather than detecting problems at the end of the line.
The objective of this workshop is to provide an overview of the prerequisite programs (Good Manufacturing Practices/GMPs and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures/SSOPs) as a foundation for developing HACCP based food safety plans.
The Small Farm School will be on Saturday, September 6, 2014 (Registration begins July 15th), at Clackamas Community College, in Oregon City. It is a full day event with hands on and classroom workshops for beginning farmers and small acreage rural landowners.
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.
This year's Grazing Academy will take place on September 9-12, 2014, in Salmon, Idaho. For producers of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, horses, and other domesticated grazing animals; professionals working in livestock-related industries. See Scott Jensen at (208) 896-4104 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Chad Cheyney at (208) 527-8587 or email@example.com
Whether you’re a barn owner, a preservation professional, or just an admirer of rural heritage, this workshop will provide the basics of what it takes to document and preserve Oregon’s historic barns. The workshop will be on Saturday, September 27th, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, in Central Point, Oregon. For more information call (503) 243-1923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org