OSU Extension offers a small-farm school geared for small-scale commercial farmers in the Willamette Valley

COURTESY PHOTO: OSU EXTENSION - Poultry processing will be among the workshops offered through the OSU Extensions small farm school scheduled for Sept. 12.AURORA — Small Farm School, an educational program for small-acreage farmers, is accepting registrations for its Monday, Sept. 12, event at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.

Small Farm School is aimed at beginning small-scale commercial farmers in the Willamette Valley. Workshop topics include poultry processing, no-till farming, winter vegetable crop planning, funding opportunities, land access, disaster preparedness, dry farming, soil health, renewable energy options and more. Featured presenters include Jen Aron of Blue Raven Farm, Mike Guebert of Terra Farma, and Mia Devine of Spark Northwest.

Small Farm School is a collaboration between OSU Extension, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, Clackamas Community College, Friends of Family Farmers, and Rogue Farm Corps.

Early bird registration is open through Tuesday, Aug. 30. There is an $80 registration fee for adults, with reduced registration for college students. Scholarships are available for Veteran farmers and Black, Indigenous, and Farmers of Color. Registration covers class materials, morning refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration is required. Class offerings and registration details can be found online at

With OSU Extension Service, Oregon State University strives to ensure that all educational programs, services, activities and materials offered to the public are identified, developed, delivered and evaluated in an inclusive, equitable and socially just manner. OSU Extension Service is available to all people.

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