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February 2019

Cost of Production Workshop

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
OSU Extension, 3800 SW Airport Way, Bldg 4
Redmond, OR 97756 United States

Noon-1:30pm, optional discussion (bring your lunch!) Location: Deschutes County Extension Office, 3800 SW Airport Way, Bldg 4, Redmond SPACE IS LIMITED - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP Overview Learn what seasonal data tracking you will need to do in order to determine the costs of growing your crops and the nuts and bolts of getting the in-season record keeping done. Learning these skills will help you make decisions that can improve the overall profit of your farm. You’ll also participate…

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Advanced Soils Workshop

February 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Deschutes County Extension Office in Redmond

Join Clare Sullivan for a FREE advanced soils class at the Deschutes County Extension Office in Redmond. Learn what is important to know about farm different soil tests, discuss organic fertilizer/amendment products, learn how to calculate amendment application rates based on crop needs, and much more. Please contact Clare Sullivan at clare.sullivan@oregonstate.edu if you are interested in attending.

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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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