Ag Distance Toolkit Allows Young People To Learn About The Farm During Pandemic

During the pandemic, most in person events transitioned to virtual gatherings, including those events in the farming community. Thanks to a $1 million grant from the USDA, Oregon State University was able to move Farm Tours and Ag education for young people on-line. According to OSU’s 4-H program the funds allowed them to implement an […]

Farmers Market Conference Looks To Help Managers Overcome 2020 Challenges

The Washington state Farmers Market Conference gets underway this week. Colleen Donovan, Executive Director of the WSFMA said the theme of this year’s on-line event is “Adapt, Overcome, Thrive”. She noted for 2021, its important farmers markets across the state are proactive, rather than reactive and learn from last year. Donovan added farmers markets did […]

OSU Offering On-Line Vineyard Management Class

This spring, Oregon State University will offer an on-line course, Principles of Vineyard Management. OSU Viticulture Extension Specialist, Patty Skinkis, said the course will cover establishing, designing, implementing and managing a vineyard. She noted while the course will have a focus toward commercial production, current professionals or the general public are welcome to participate. “We […]

Hanes: Beef Industry Has Adapted Well To On-line Meetings

If there is a positive take away for the livestock industry during this pandemic, it is the rapid advancement of communications technology, allowing producers and industry leaders to more easily talk directly with consumers. Greg Hanes, CEO of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, said all the contractors they work with and their checkoff […]

Cover Crop Workshop Starts This Week

Producers and other connected to the Ag industry interested in learning more about cover crops, both what works and what does not in the Northwest, are invited to an on-line workshop series that starts Thursday. The Western Cover Crops Council, in partnership with the University of Idaho and Oregon State University will host regional workshops […]

OSU On-Line Class Focuses On Record Keeping

Oregon State University wraps up their 2020 Small Farm School Series Thursday with “Record Keeping for Farm Business Decision Making”. OSU’s Heidi Noordijk said this week’s on-line class is extremely beneficial for anyone new to farming or looking at growing and expanding their operation. She said with so much taking place on the farm and […]