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December 2017

Social Media Training for Small Farms Businesses

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
OSU Extension Building, SOREC, 569 Hanley Road
Central Point, OR United States
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$20 - $40

This workshop will provide a thorough overview of the social media landscape in which farmers are advertising today. By the end of the day, you should have a clear picture of how social media advertising can be beneficial to your business. Topics: The state of social media, the basics of setting up a business page, strategies for small farms, content and engagement, advertising, insights and to how to effectively analyze the extensive sets of data that each platform provides. Cost:…

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January 2018

Accepting Food Stamps/SNAP/EBT at your Farm Stand or CSA

January 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
OSU Extension Building, SOREC, 569 Hanley Road
Central Point, OR United States
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$10 - $15

This evening workshop will walk producers through the process of setting up EBT/SNAP payments at their farm stands, agritourism operations, and Community Supported Agriculture programs. Offering EBT payment options both increases potential markets for farmers and also provides access to fresh, local, wholesome foods to low-income communities.  Presenter: Bryan Allen of Zenger Farm and co-author of The CSA Farmer's Nationwide Guide to Accepting SNAP/EBT Payments.

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Cascadia Grains Conference

January 19, 2018 - January 20, 2018
South Puget Sound Community College Olympia, Washington + Google Map
$115

THE CASCADIA GRAINS CONFERENCE brings together farmers, bakers, brewers, distillers, brokers, investors, policy-makers and others to strengthen the role of grains in our local food economy by sharing the latest science, techniques, and developments, as well as by creating a space in which new business, policy and research relationships can form and existing ones can be strengthened. The first and second conferences were held in Tacoma, WA on the second Saturday in January and attracted 156 participants in 2013 and 238…

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Hardy Plant Society’s Winter Program: “Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: What’s trending”, with Paul Bonine and Amy Campion

January 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portland State University, Hoffmann Hall + Google Map
$10 - $20

Longtime Oregon nurseryman Paul Bonine and garden writer and photographer Amy Campion will speak on the latest trends in Pacific Northwest gardening and the plants used to bring these ideas to fruition. In the process, attendees will get a peek inside Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: The Complete Homeowner's Guide, Paul and Amy's co-authored Timber Press book, to be released December 27, 2017.  Books will be available at the talk for purchase and signing.  PSU Hoffmann Hall; 1:00pm (doors open…

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Professional Pastured Poultry Producers Conference

January 22, 2018 - January 23, 2018
$80 - $110

Join professional pastured poultry producers from around the country at this two day conference hosted by American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the Mount Sequoyah Retreat, 50 N Skyline Dr, Fayetteville AR, 72701. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite.

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Last day for $50 Small Farms registration

January 25, 2018

After this day, registration fees rise to $75, until February 11, when they become $150.

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February 2018

Starting a Farm Stand, Is it Right for Me?

February 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
OSU Extension Building, SOREC, 569 Hanley Road
Central Point, OR United States
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$10 - $15

This class will provide producers with decision-making strategies for starting a farm stand and/or agritourism operation. Information will be provided on market channel assessment, business planning, and predicting profitability through enterprise selection. Farmers with successful farm stand and agritourism business will offer tips for success. Presenters: Maud Powell, OSU Extension Small Farms faculty and Jess Schwarz, OSU Extension.

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Last day to register for Small Farms

February 10, 2018

After Feb. 10, registration can only be done day-of, subject to availability, and the fees will rise from $75 to $150.

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2018 Wine Grape Soil Fertility Seminar

February 12, 2018 - February 14, 2018
Napa, California + Google Map
$950

Agronomist and renowned soil fertility consultant Neal Kinsey will teach the foundation concepts of the Albrecht soil fertility balancing system as applied to leading vineyards worldwide.  

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Organic Seed Grower’s Conference (Organic Seed Alliance)

February 14, 2018 - February 17, 2018

From OSA: "The biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference is the largest organic seed event in the U.S. You’ll hear the latest in cutting-edge research and policy advocacy, and trade knowledge, techniques, and ideas with other seedheads from around the world. The conference provides a full agenda of presentations, panel discussions, and networking events. The first two days include farm tours and short courses prior to the full conference. The 9th Organic Seed Growers Conference theme is Synergy that Sustains. This year’s theme reflects…

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