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April 2020

Farming During COVID: Farm Labor Webinar (CAFF)

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Webinar 4-5:30 (+ 5:30-6 pm “Barnyard Chatter”) Farm employers and farmworkers will speak about the unique challenges of keeping our agricultural workers safe and farms operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. How are farm managers adapting to keep their employees safe and prepare for potential labor shortages? What guidance can farmworkers give us on best practices for the agriculture industry and what advocacy can the farming community offer to make sure our ag workers receive the health care and protections they…

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Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for Farmers and Ranchers (Farm Commons)

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Farmers and ranchers will soon be eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans, in anticipation of the $484 billion aid relief bill passing the House and being signed into law this week. The EIDL program provides an emergency grant of up to $10,000 for small businesses suffering a loss of revenue because of COVID-19. We'll discuss the specifics of eligibility and how to submit an application through the Small Business Administration. Issues with how the program has performed over the past…

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Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for Farmers and Ranchers Affected by COVID-19 (Farm Commons)

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Farmers and ranchers will soon be eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans, in anticipation of the $484 billion aid relief bill passing the House and being signed into law this week. The EIDL program provides an emergency grant of up to $10,000 for small businesses suffering a loss of revenue because of COVID-19. We'll discuss the specifics of eligibility and how to submit an application through the Small Business Administration. Issues with how the program has performed over the past…

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Updates for Farmers and Ranchers Affected by COVID-19

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Paycheck Protection Program is coming back! Farms and ranches should look closely at this opportunity for a forgivable loan to cover payroll costs. Farms are eligible to apply and more money is soon to be available. In this webinar, we'll explain how farmers can apply and share success stories from farmers. We'll discuss what's changed with this new round of funding and pass on tips for a successful experience, as well as some cautions from the field. Attendees will…

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May 2020

Staying Strong in Trying Times: Mental Health in Agriculture (OSU Extension)

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
$10

To register: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms Questions: Contact Maud Powell  maud.powell@oregonstate.edu   Now more than ever, farmers and ranchers face myriad factors out of their control: market access, weather, food safety regulations, government programs, and market fluctuations. These factors can lead us to experience stress, anger, feelings of isolation, and being out of control. With the current Covid-19 situation, nearly all of us are also experiencing what many farmers and ranchers cope with: additional stresses associated with working with family members and living in…

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Irrigation Techniques and Troubleshooting for Experienced Farmers

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Time: May 11, 2020 10:30 AM - Meeting will be recorded (please register to receive link to recording after the session) Co-hosted by HDFFA and OSU Extension. Josh Hansen of Hansen Irrigation Design will be joining us for an informative, interactive session where he will share his knowledge of: What to keep in mind when setting up or maintaining irrigation systems Working out pressure issues as you move from mainline, to laterals, to drip or micro-sprinkler Screens and filters for…

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Applying for Direct Payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (USDA)

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Note: a recording of this presentation is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWK-s1kzmgw USDA is hosting this webinar to provide information on required forms and other documentation in advance of the open application period. Specialty crops producers who are new to the USDA direct payment process are especially encouraged to participate. The details of the direct payment program process will be announced soon. A recording of webinar will also be posted on farmers.gov/CFAP and the AMS website.

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InFARMation (& BYOB!): Are We Out of Food!? – Understanding Food Supply Chains (FOFF)

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This presentation is for consumers but everyone can learn and appreciate the content! During this InFARMation, we will hear from vegetable farmers, co-op operators, and the perspectives of local meat processors from across the state to show you how the local supply chain differs from the traditional mainstream supply chain. Localizing food supply chains can lead to more resilience for the producers and the communities. It also helps connect people with the realities of food processing and transportation issues that…

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Innovative Direct Marketing for Farmers (CCOF)

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Innovative direct marketing can keep your farm business viable in fast changing times. Join Jamie Collins of Serendipity Farms for a webinar on tools to increase your farm’s customer base and your revenue. Collins, a long-time organic farmer and savvy marketing coach, will highlighting techniques she’s used to draw in customers and maintain her business in an ever-changing market. Learn how she quickly adapted her marketing to address COVID-19 restrictions by reestablishing her CSA and adapting her farmers market marketing…

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September 2020

How to Purchase Meat Direct from Livestock Producers

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom Online

Have you considered buying meat direct from a farm or ranch? Join Scott Duggan, OSU Livestock Extension Field Faculty, for a class that will guide you through the process involved in buying meat direct from livestock producers. Upon completing the class participants will understand: How diet and environment affects quality of meat How the sale price of buying meat direct from the producer is calculated The meat cutting process when buying meat by the¼,½ or whole How to identify the…

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