2014 GOALS:
  • Hold 4 workshops, topics TBD by members (half-day, hands on).
  • Hold 4 classes on topics TBD by members (2 hour, discussion-based).
  • Hold an annual meeting in fall/winter 2014 including reflection, feedback, food & merriment.
  • Release quarterly email newsletters that include network updates, announcements of upcoming workshops/classes, informational articles, op-eds, etc.
  • Collaborate with partners to gather and dispense information & updates for local farmers (partners including OSU Extension, Yamhill SWCD, Friends of Family Farmers, etc).

(This is just a brief list of ideas: classes and workshops will be determined based upon member interest and feedback about areas they want to explore)

  • The 1000 Bird Exemption & Best Practices
  • Legal Issues on the Farm
  • SNAP Sales & Your Farm
  • Farm Business Planning
  • Farm Butchery
  • Thinking About CSA? What You Need to Know
  • Value Added Goods: Making & Selling Them
  • Bees on the Farm
  • Horse Power
  • The USDA Microloan Program, Explained
  • Ag Policy Update with Friends of Family Farmers
  • Employees, Interns, Volunteers, and Management
  • NRCS Programs & Your Options
  • Tree & Berry Crops for the Small Farm

NOTE: Workshops may have a small cost associated with them, particularly if we bring in an expert to put on that workshop. Costs will be kept to a minimum so as not to become a barrier to participation.