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Living on the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Living On the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages

There are 4 classes included for one low price. Sponsored by the Southern Willamette Valley Groundwater Management Program, & the OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program.

May 6th - Setting Goals, Identify Resources and Manage Your Soil  Identify resources on your farm.  Learn about soil types, erosion, sampling, soil fertility, and how to evaluate your soil quality.    Bring a soil sample for in class activity.    

May 13th -  Managing Your Vegetation and Wintertime Mud   Learn about vegetation and forage management, principles of rotational grazing, improving productivity, winter-time mud management, and more.    

May 20th - Understanding Your Water: Wells, Septic Systems, & Water Rights  Bring well water for free nitrate screening. Learn about well and septic system maintenance, water conservation and the basics of water rights. Included is information about the Southern Willamette Valley Groundwater Management Area, why we have one, and what it means to you.      

June 3rd - What to do About Weeds & Other Opportunities for Your Land  Bring weeds for identification.  Learn about invasive weeds, biology and control.  Local opportunities for potential cost share and other programs for small acreage landowners. Learn about future programming.  

Class topics may shift throughout the series depending on participants interest. and speaker schedules May 6th is confirmed. 


 $20 per person or $30 for a couple from the same farm for the entire series (includes learning materials and light referehments)





Coburg Fire Station
91232 N. Coburg Rd
Chrissy Lucas
Chrissy.Lucas at oregonstate.edu
OSU Small Farms Program
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