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April 5 - 14, 2018 |

Oregon State University: Introduction to Organic Certification Course

This class is offered for students to learn the background and basics of three scopes of organic certification: crops, processing and livestock.  You will learn what the USDA Organic seal means and how to properly label organic products, what it takes to get a farm or processing facility certified organic, and how inputs are approved for use in organic agriculture. The course is limited to 10 students and 5 growers. An opportunity to learn and network! Subject and Course: HORT/CROP 499/599 Location: ALS 3005…

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April 23 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm |

Changing Hands: Workshops on Farm Succession Planning and Access to Land (Medford)

Rogue Farm Corps' series of workshops in April 2018, "Changing Hands A Workshop on Farm Succession Planning and Access to Land" will bring together aspiring and retiring farmers for a full day of training on land access and succession planning. We will also have some facilitated networking on regional issues throughout the day so we can begin to build a community that will last beyond the workshops. If you are an aspiring farmer, come learn about creative ways to start…

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April 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Getting the Best out of Pasture and Hay Ground: Renovating Pasture and Hay Ground

Getting the Best out of Pasture and Hay Ground Pasture and hayground inputs and management are costly activities. Strategic methods can help you get the most out of your inputs. This program covers the basics of assessing pasture and hay ground, as well as advanced concepts in management to fit your goals. Participants will be guided through custom assessments of their own land. Sign up for one or more of these classes for information on agronomic-economic approaches to your forage…

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April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Changing Hands: Workshops on Farm Succession Planning and Access to Land (Redmond)

Rogue Farm Corps' series of workshops in April 2018, "Changing Hands A Workshop on Farm Succession Planning and Access to Land" will bring together aspiring and retiring farmers for a full day of training on land access and succession planning. We will also have some facilitated networking on regional issues throughout the day so we can begin to build a community that will last beyond the workshops. If you are an aspiring farmer, come learn about creative ways to start…

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April 30 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm |

Changing Hands: Workshops on Farm Succession Planning and Access to Land (Springfield)

Rogue Farm Corps' series of workshops in April 2018, "Changing Hands A Workshop on Farm Succession Planning and Access to Land" will bring together aspiring and retiring farmers for a full day of training on land access and succession planning. We will also have some facilitated networking on regional issues throughout the day so we can begin to build a community that will last beyond the workshops. If you are an aspiring farmer, come learn about creative ways to start…

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May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Product Composition and Labeling: 100% Organic and Organic

Learn about the composition and labeling requirements of the National Organic Program (NOP) for farmers, processors and handlers. This webinar is the first part of a two-part series. Part one will explore the resources necessary for producing and representing products compliant to the 100% Organic and Organic categories of the NOP. These resources include the NOP standard, NOP handbook, Oregon Tilth compliance tools and interpretation of the resources as they apply to the topic. Examples of what will be covered…

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May 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Getting the Best out of Pasture and Hay Ground: Haying and Grazing Management

Getting the Best out of Pasture and Hay Ground Pasture and hayground inputs and management are costly activities. Strategic methods can help you get the most out of your inputs. This program covers the basics of assessing pasture and hay ground, as well as advanced concepts in management to fit your goals. Participants will be guided through custom assessments of their own land. Sign up for one or more of these classes for information on agronomic-economic approaches to your forage…

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May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm |

Oregon Tilth Board Meeting

The Oregon Tilth Board of Directors is comprised of several individuals who are dedicated to environmentally sound and socially equitable agriculture. Each individual Board member brings a unique and qualified voice in leading our organization.

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July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Veterinarians on Organic Farms

This session will explore the vital role that veterinarians play on organic farms. We will briefly discuss organic animal health standards, then dive into recordkeeping and methods for communicating with certifiers to maintain compliance, especially in emergency situations. A guest veterinarian will talk about the health issues encountered on organic farms and examples of successful approaches on how to deal with them. We will end with a question and answer period. This session is not intended to diagnose individual diseases…

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August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Benefits of Agroforestry in Transitioning and Organic Systems

Agroforestry can increase soil health, agroecosystem biodiversity, soil and total organic carbon, nectar/pollen/resin resources, reduces soil disturbance, increasing opportunities for agroforestry can reduce economic and ecosystem risks. This webinar will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with integrating trees and shrubs into conventional and organic forests/farms in North America and the Pacific Islands.

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August 15 - 16 |

Pastured Poultry Production and Networking Workshop

Learn how to improve your pastured poultry production, marketing systems and collaborate to strengthen producer networks in the region. Presenters: Anny Huang, UC Davis Poultry production and social networking Dr. Maurice Pitesky, Cooperative Extension, Poultry Health and Food Safety Epidemiology, University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Pasture-based poultry production systems; bird health preventive practices and monitoring (e.g. Salmonella testing); hands-on demonstration of mobile apps for easily collecting on-farm data Dr. Deb Niemeier, UC Davis, Civil & Environmental Engineering…

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