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July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm |

Caneberry Field Day

Hosted by: Dr. Bernadine Strik, Professor of Horticulture, Berry Crops Research Leader, NWREC The field day will start promptly at 1:00 p.m (blackberry cultivar plot; NE section of farm) Agenda: Introductions, including the new Strawberry – Caneberry Extension Faculty member & team at the NWREC, Javier Fernandez-Salvador “New herbicide registration in caneberries -- Quinclorac” (Dr. Marcelo Moretti, Weed Management Assistant Professor, Horticulture, OSU) “Updates on management of Spotted Wing Drosophila” (Drs. Cherre Da Silva and Vaughn Walton, Dept. Horticulture, OSU)…

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July 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm |

Small Farm School 2018

The program for Small Farm School 2018 is being finalized. Please visit the website for updates on workshops, speakers, exhibitors and experts. 2018 Workshops and Speakers Forage and Pasture Management: Woody Lane, Lane Livestock Services Raising Ducks and Geese: Dave Holderread, Holderread Wildfowl Farm Economics of Poultry: James Hermes, OSU Extension Ergonomics for Farmers: Josh Volk, Slowhand Farm Hand Tool Maintenance: Bob Denman, Red Pig Garden Tools Small Engine Troubleshooting and Repair, Matt Zacher, Canby Rental and Equipment Leasing Farmland…

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July 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Grain Place Foundation’s 25th Annual Summer Farm Tour and Field Day

Grain Place Foundation’s 25th Annual Summer Farm Tour and Field Day This July, organic farmers, food producers and enthusiasts from across the Great Plains and the U.S. will gather on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Grain Place in Marquette, NE to learn and share ideas about best practices in organic farming and food production. The event features a morning tour of the Grain Place's 280-acre farm, as well as a tour of Grain Place Foods, the organic grain processing facility on…

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July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm |

OSU Extension: Blueberry Field Day

Hosted by Dr. Bernadine Strik — the event starts promptly at 1:00pm Meet at the long-term organic research plot (SW section of farm; follow signs; please walk or use our provided transport) welcome/introductions Agenda: Development of alternate fertilization programs to correct nutrient problems found in long-term organic production systems – Amanda Vance, Senior Faculty Research Assistant and Bernadine Strik, NWREC Introduction of new project “Organic nitrogen sources, rates, and cut-off times in Central Washington - Amit Bhasin, graduate student, and…

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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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August 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Organic Hazelnut Summer Farm Tour

Join the Organic Hazelnut Growers Association's summer tour at one certified organic farm and one transitioning farm in the mid-Willamette Valley. Topics include: A systems approach to fertility, pest management and more Recent findings from organic farms Understanding organic certification and transition Shared challenges, needs, and solutions for organic processing and marketing Lunch is served. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $18 for members of the Organic Hazelnut Growers Association and $45 for non-members.

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September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Protecting Organic Integrity: OTCO Practices and Policies that Protect Integrity Through the Supply Chain

Integrity within the organic system starts on the farm and follows through the entire supply chain. From farmers, processors, brokers, inspectors and certifiers we all play a critical role in ensuring that organic integrity is upheld in order to bring organic products to market. Join this webinar to learn about global and national initiatives in protecting organic integrity as well as what OTCO is currently doing and steps we are working towards to ensure that confidence in organic remains strong.…

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