Save,the date, circle your calendar for OSU’s 2016 Oregon Small Farms Conference
Check out this link for a special conference moment. What sort of opening will we have this year? Suggestions welcome! Thanks to Becca Jablonski for sharing with us. For the extended version a big out to Josh Volk catching the whole performance.
For updates on the Small Farms Conference, educational session descriptions, and other up to the minute conference news make sure to like us on FaceBook . Registration will open be open by Jan. 1, 2016 at http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu
This year’s conference will feature several intensive sessions including:
Chris Blanchard will be presenting a full day track on Farm Profitability. As the owner and operator of Rock Spring Farm, Chris raised twenty acres of vegetables, herbs, and greenhouse crops, marketed througha 200-member year-round CSA, food stores, and farmers markets. He now operates Purple Pitchfork, an educational organization dedicated to helping farmers and their farm businesses. Chris is also well-known for his Farmer to Farmer pod cast series. The pod casts get at the big ideas and practical details that go into making a farm work. They provide an honest look at everything from soil fertility and record-keeping to getting your crops to market without making yourself crazy.
Learn about the OSU Small Farms Dry Farming Demonstration and Participatory Research Project led by Amy Garrett (OSU Small Farms Instructor). Jacques Neukom (Neukom Family Farm), known for his dry farmed peaches and melons in Northern California, will share his experience producing a variety of crops using dry farming techniques all season long in a climate with long dry hot summers. Steve Peters (Seed Revolution Now & Organic Seed Alliance) will tell the story of the ‘Dark Star’ Zucchini developed by Dr. John Navazio and Bill Reynolds for dry farmed systems and how seed-saving can be a powerful tool for dry farmers.
Plus a whole track on Managing a Cut Flower operation.
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