The Future of Farming

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Don't Miss the Final session of The Future of Soil!

Celebrate Rogue Valley Terroir

Saturday, June 23 from 2-5pm at Fry Family Farm Store
Come explore and taste local food, wine, cider and fruits of the valley which have their own distinct flavor based on a combination of factors including soil, climate, and sunlight that gives the bounty of our region it's own distinctive character or terroir. 

 

 

Celebrate Rogue Valley Terroir
At this final event, the Agricultural Industry and Community will come together to celebrate the bounty of our local food system.  Certificates of completion will be given out to those who attended the entire series.

June 23rd 2:00-5:00 pm

Fry Family Farm Store

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WORKSHOP SERIES SCHEDULE:

Series Launch: February 4th, 2018  6-8 pm
History of seed, food and farming practices in Southern Oregon, Our State and Nation
Location: Talent Community Center
We'll explore the foundation of our agricultural heritage and where we are heading in the future.
Featuring:

"An Indigenous People's perspective", Red Earth Descendants
"The Bounty of the Earth: Jackson County Agriculture 1850-1920", Larry Mullaly, S.O. Historical Society
"Sourcing Seeds - Where do seeds come from, past and present.", Don Tipping, Siskiyou Seeds
"Food terminologies of the present time.  What does it all mean?”, Our Family Farms

Session two: February 20th  
Soil is Alive to Nurture the Next Crop Without Added Toxic Chemicals
Agricultural Industry Track 1-4 pm; Community Track 6-8 pm 
Location: Medford Library
Speaker: Dr. Elaine Ingham - Soil Foodweb Inc

Session three: March 20th
Pest Management beyond Neonicotinoids: Predatory Insects and Regenerative Agriculture
Agriculture Industry Track 1-4 pm; Community Track 6-8pm
Location: Medford Library
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Lundgren - Blue Dasher Farm

Session four: April 17th
Pesticide Impacts on Farm Workers, Consumers, and the Environment
Agriculture Industry Track 1-4 pm; Community Track 6-8pm
Location: Medford Library

Featuring:

“Pesticide Exposures”, Dr. Ray Seidler, retired EPA scientist
“How Pesticides Intersect With The Air, Soil, and Water ”, Tom Hitchcock, retired environmental engineer
"Why We Must Better Manage Exposure and Risks From Pesticides", Dr. Fenske, University of Washington School of Public Health
“Legislative update", Lisa Arkin, Beyond Toxics

Pesticide Applicators and Consultants can earn 2 Recertification Credits for ODA Pesticide Program at the 1-4 pm session


Session five: May 15th  

Oregon Businesses and Regenerative Organic Agriculture
Agriculture Industry Track 1-4 pm; Community Track 6-8 pm
Location: Medford Library

Featuring:

Biologic Crop Systems
Blue Fox Farms
Dr. Bronner's
Siskiyou Sustainable Coop
The Farm at SOU
The Vine Restaurant
Troon Vineyard
Whistling Duck Farm


Session six: June 23rd 2-5 pm
Celebrate Our Local Bounty!
Location: Fry Family Farm Store, Medford, Oregon

At this final event, the Agricultural Industry and Community will come together to celebrate the bounty of our local food system.​ Come explore and taste local food, wine, cider and fruits of the valley which have their own distinct flavor based on a combination of factors including soil, climate, and sunlight that gives the bounty of our region it's own distinctive character or terroir. Certificates of completion will be given out to those who attended the entire series.

 

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