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February 2019

2019 OSU Small Farms Conference

February 23
Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1500 SW Jefferson St.
Corvallis, OR 97331 United States

Registration is NOW OPEN! The Oregon Small Farms Conference is a daylong event geared toward farmers, agricultural professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of farmers markets.  Twenty-seven educational sessions are offered on a variety of topics relevant to the Oregon small farmers. Speakers include farmers, OSU Extension faculty, agribusiness, and more.

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March 2019

Advanced High Tunnel Management

March 8 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
City of Redmond Public Works, 243 Antler Avenue
$20 – $30

Join Utah State University experts Brent Black and Dan Drost for an informative session on managing all aspects of high tunnel production for the experienced high tunnel user. Topics covered will include: Tunnel Site Selection and Temperature Management Requirements, Tunnel Water Management: Mulching and Shading Impacts, Leafy Greens Production and Tomato/Pepper Production, Strawberry and Raspberry High Tunnel Production Approaches. The workshop will end with a Q&A session and wrap-up discussion at a local vegetable farm with a variety of high…

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Living on A Few Acres Conference

March 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What: Living on a Few Acres (LOAFA) Conference Where: Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Middle and South Sister Buildings When: March. 09, 2019 Cost: $50/person Living on a Few Acres (LOAFA) is a one-day conference that targets small acreage (1-100) landowners, ranchers and farmers but welcomes all. LOAFA has been taking place for over 30 years and each year around 200 participants attend to learn new skills and how to do the most with their small farm. At the Living on a Few Acres…

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Mechanical Cultivation with Josh Volk

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tired of breaking your back pulling weeds, or watching your row crops get out-competed?! Learn more about the principles of mechanical weed management, including proper timing of activities and which tools are right for the job. We are very excited to present a hands-on workshop taught by Josh Volk - market gardener, consultant, and former engineer right HERE in Central Oregon that will cover both hand tools and tractor implements. Join this hands-on workshop to learn: *   Weed management considerations:…

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Berry Production Workshop

March 28 @ 8:00 am
City of Redmond Public Works, 243 Antler Avenue
$25 – $40

(Rescheduled from February): Curious about including raspberry or strawberry production on your farm and want to learn proper management practices? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Dr. Berndine Strik, world-renowned berry researcher and OSU Extension Berry Specialist, about strawberry and raspberry production in Central Oregon. This workshop is geared towards fresh market farmers and will include organic management practices.  

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May 2019

2019 Spring Food and Farm Faire

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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It's an Indoor farmers market – rain or shine! Make your way to COCC's beautiful Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall on Saturday, May 4 for the annual Food and Farm Faire brought to you by COCC's Sustainability Team, Central Oregon Locavore, and your friends at HDFFA. Get to know your local farmers and ranchers; purchase early season produce, meats, eggs and seed starts directly from farmers;  sign up for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and herdshare memberships; and  earn about local…

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June 2019

Intro to Soils Class

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Deschutes County Extension Office in Redmond, 3800 SW Airport Way, Bldg 4
Redmond, OR United States
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Beginning Farmers: if you’re curious about soil science and how it relates to crop production, consider joining OSU Extension Agronomist Clare Sullivan for this introductory soils class. This class will be attended by Rogue Farm Corps Interns, but it is open to the public. During this class you will learn: What is soil and how it is formed Why and how to take soil samples, and what to do with the test results Strategies to manage your soil for increased…

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August 2019

Integrated Pest Management (Rogue Farm Corps/OSU Extension)

August 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Windflower Farm, 26285 Walker Rd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Nicole Sanchez, Klamath County OSU Extension Agent will be teaching on Integrated Pest Management at Windflower Farm in Bend in this class organized by the Rogue Farm Corps. The class will be a three hour discussion on common pests and how to manage them on the farm.

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Pasture Management Series

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Want to get the most from your farm or ranch's pasture this summer? Here is an opportunity for you!!  Call 541-447-6228 to register, or email Kim.Herbert@oregonstate.edu Section 4: 8/29/2019 Location TBA Fall fertility needs, Fall planting of forages, Weed & forage plant identification, Pasture walk & answer questions.  

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October 2019

Chef/Farmer Mixer

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Worthy Brewing, Hop Majal, 495 NE Bellevue Dr, Bend, OR 97701
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Free – $15

Farmers and Chefs, join us for this afternoon of connection-making, brainstorming, and helping to set scene of our local food landscape while enjoying delicious snacks and a beverage at Worthy Brewing. We'll have both structured and unstructured time in this event sponsored by HDFFA and sponsored by the USDA and ODA.  

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