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OSU Mid-Valley Small Farms Program Updates
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Mid-Valley Small Farm Program Updates

We're excited to share our first season of Crop Talks in the Willamette Valley. The Crop Talk program has been a successful summer series for the Columbia River Gorge Small Farms program, so we're borrowing a good thing! Those familiar with CRAFT workshops on the East Coast should recognize the structure. Farmer-to-farmer education on the farm. In August, we're touring Oak Hill Organics and Lucky Crow Farm. You won't want to miss these! See below for more.

Lastly, we're stoked to release a short promo video on our program. Scroll down to check it out. You all can say you knew us before we got famous. ;)

- The OSU Mid-Valley Small Farms Team

Mid-Valley Small Farms Program News
Crop Talk: Scaling Down with Oak Hill Organics

August 6 - 5:30-7:30pm

Casey and Katie Kulla started their farm in 2006 and at one point were farming over 100 acres, employing several people, producing a full-diet CSA with fruit, nuts, grain, livestock... you name it! They have since scaled back and will be sharing their journey and how their relatively small-scale farm works for them. You can read more about their story on their website.

Additional farm tour details and directions will be emailed to participants who have registered: Register online.

Call or email Victoria Binning with questions. Learn more about Crop Talks here.

Crop Talk: Small-Scale Urban Agriculture with Lucky Crow Farm

August 20 - 5:30-7:30pm

This farm tour is hosted by Lucky Crow Farm and will focus on small-scale urban farming. Lucky Crow is located in an agri-hood, a housing development intentionally designed around a farm. Eden Olsen will show us her small-scale operation in action and discuss the pros and cons of urban farming.

Additional farm tour details and directions will be emailed to participants who have registered: Register online.

Call or email Victoria Binning with questions. Learn more about Crop Talks here.

NWREC Field Days
Every summer, the North Willamette Research and Extension Center offers field days for growers to visit the research fields and get the latest research updates.
Dry Farm Field Days
We are pleased to be offering the 5th annual series of Dry Farming Field Days this summer! Four dry farming trial sites will be hosting tours. Come learn about dry farming and multiple research projects engaging with the Dry Farming Collaborative, and see crops such as tomatoes, potatoes, squash, melon, dry beans, and corn grown with little or no supplemental irrigation in the field. These events are FREE to attend but PLEASE register as parking is limited. For more information and to register contact Teagan Moran at 541-713-5011 - Teagan.moran@oregonstate.edu.
Mid-Willamette Valley Small Farms Video
Check out our sweet new promo video. Reach out to us before we become YouTube sensations!
On the Airwaves
The Broadfork
The Broadfork took a hiatus for the month of July. We recommend you take a listen to the super interesting City Club of Eugene session on The Future of Oregon's Small Farms.

Check out The Broadfork site to listen to our past episodes!
Resources
New and Revised Publications from OSU Extension
EC 1196 - Selecting and Buying Quality Tree Seedlings
EM 9238 - Integrated Pest Management Strategic Planning: A Practical Guide
PNW 605 - Growing Wasabi in the Pacific Northwest 
EM 9240 - What is Industrial Hemp?
EM 9239 - Soil, Seedbed Preparation and Seeding for Hemp
Upcoming Events

Aug 6 - Crop Talk: Scaling Down, Grand Island

Aug 7 - Caneberry Field Day, NWREC

Aug 8 - Crop Talks: Dairy Sheep & NRCS Infrastructure Projects, Junction City

Aug 13 - Crop Talks: Transitioning Orchards & Understanding Varieties, Hood River

Aug 13 - Urban Horticulture Field Day, Corvallis

Aug 28Dry Farming Field Day @ Oak Creek Center, Corvallis

Aug 29 - Mechanical Cultivation Field Day, NWREC

Sept 4 - Dry Farming Field Day @ OSU Vegetable Research Farm, Corvallis

Sept 6 - Dry Farming Field Day @ Gathering Together Farm, Philomath

Sept 10 - Demystifying Pasture, Feed, and Dry Matter Intake, webinar

Sept 11 - Dry Farming Field Day @ Gowen Farm, Independence

Sept 12 - Culinary Breeding Network Field Day, NWREC

Sept 13 - Culinary Breeding Network Field Day, Corvallis

Oct 1 - Water Conservation in Organic Production, webinar

Oct 9 - 23 - Exploring the Small Farm Dream for Veterans, Corvallis

Oct 22 - Agricultural Labor Law Forum (English), McMinnville

Oct 29 - Agricultural Labor Law Forum (español), McMinnville
Are you a farmer looking for land or a job? A landowner looking for someone to farm? Check out Friends of Family Farmer's Oregon Farm Link

Who are you folks?



Javier Fernandez-Salvador is an Assistant Professor of Practice at Oregon State University. 


Heather Stoven is the Community Horticulturalist and Small Farms Extension Agent for Yamhill County. 


Erica Chernoh is a sustainable agriculture specialist. 


Victoria Binning is the Agriculture Program Coordinator for Marion County Extension Service. 

More information about the team can be found here.

OSU Extension Faculty
Javier Fernandez-Salvador, Assistant Professor of Practice
javier.f-s@oregonstate.edu 
503-373-3766

Heather Stoven
Community Horticulturalist and Small Farms Extension Agent
heather.stoven@oregonstate.edu
 
Erica Chernoh
Horticulture Instructor
chernohe@oregonstate.edu
503-399-8096

Victoria Binning
Agriculture Program Coordinator
victoria.binning@oregonstate.edu
503-373-3774
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