OSU Small Farms Farm Stand Education Series
Series of workshops beginning November 30
With a generous grant through the Western Center for Risk Management Education, OSU has an exciting opportunity to improve access of locally raised farm products to consumers through increasing the number of farm stand and agritourism operations in Southern Oregon. This project aims to educate producers on how to work with county and state planners to comply with the regulations of running farm stands and agritourism operations; to write a business and marketing plan for a farm stand or agritourism operation; to understand the process of accepting EBT payments (food stamps); and to use social media to attract and retain a reliable customer base. More information and registration is available here.
The Future of Soil
Series of workshops beginning February 4th, 2018
An Our Family Farms educational series for community and consumers as to how their food is produced using both cutting edge 21st century technology and time tested farming techniques. Farmers and businesses will learn how to improve the economic viability of their operations and enhance the quality of life for themselves and their employees. All will learn how these best farming practices can regenerate soil, improve yield, mitigate climate and environmental chaos, and serve as alternatives to pesticides and mineral fertilizers. Attendees may join us for the entire series or sign up for one or more informative and interactive sessions. Registration is opening soon!