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October 9 - 23, 2019 |

Exploring the Small Farm Dream for Veterans

A 3-part workshop series offered to Veterans free of cost. Sponsored by Benton County Veteran Affairs. Are you considering launching a small farm enterprise or starting a farm, but are not sure where to start? Whether you are dreaming of raising sheep, growing berries, or selling heirloom vegetables, this class series will give you the tools to start making choices to determine if farming is right for you. In this course, you will learn about current opportunities in small-scale agriculture,…

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October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Dry Farming Organic Vegetables

Participate in this webinar to learn about techniques employed to produce organic vegetables with little or no irrigation. Producers are facing increased challenges from weather variability and often reduced water availability during growing seasons. Join this webinar to understand drought mitigation tools and strategies for growing crops with little or no irrigation. Attendees will learn about a new publication from Oregon State University: Intro to Dry Farming Organic Vegetables that discusses a range of techniques including planting timing, moisture conservation…

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October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm |

Costs of Production for Diversified Vegetable Farms

In this workshop, Tanya Murray from Oregon Tilth will cover the basics of how to account for crop-specific costs of production and how cost information can be used for decision-making. Workshop participants will do a simple costing exercise to estimate the costs of production for a sample crop. We’ll look at how making changes to price, yield and production methods can change the amount that a crop contributes to profit. We’ll also talk about strategies for doing the record-keeping that…

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November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Oregon Tilth: Annual Membership Meeting

Our annual meeting will bring together our diverse membership that make up a community that represent some of the most committed changemakers, leaders, advocates and tireless practitioners for a biologically sound and socially equitable future for our food. Please join us: Friday, November 1, 2019 6:00-7:00pm For the first time, we will host a virtual meeting to make it easier for members to attend. We have emailed and mailed out meeting information to all members in good standing. If you…

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November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Social Equity and Sustainable Food

Join Nikki Silvestri, Oregon Food Bank and Oregon Tilth as we discuss the long process, struggles and lessons of integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into everyday practices and programs. The presenters will dive into specific examples of challenges and solutions experienced during the creation of a robust DEI program, along with tips for best practices when getting started. REGISTER NOW

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December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Organic Hop Production

This webinar will examine the opportunities and challenges behind organic hop production, a growing demand for the micro-brewery renaissance evolving across the U.S. Organic hops provide growers with another crop to diversify production, and panelists will discuss cost challenges before and ongoing through production, production requirements, pest and disease pressures, and end processor needs. Production will be examined through the lens of conservation, offering insight into producing hops that also preserve soil and water health, while increasing biodiversity. This webinar…

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