PSA: Small Farms Conference
It’s not too late to register for the Oregon Small Farms Conference tomorrow (Feb. 21) at the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. Registration’s cheap (just $35/person on line, $40 at the door) and the conference features a great program of speakers and topics, including sessions on:
- Simple Ways to Promote Your Farm
- The Community Food Security Coalition
- Size Matters: Successful Markets
- Building a Sustainable Business
- Renewable Energy
- Simple Ways to Promote Your Farmers’ Market
- Secrets to Farmers’ Market Success
- Food Safety
You don’t have to be a farmer to register and benefit. The OSU Extension Service (yay, Extension) is also encouraging market managers and community food advocates to attend.
Registration information is here – although since it’s tomorrow, you might want to calling the campus Extension office at (541) 737-2713 before registering on line, just to make sure they have room for you.
Market opening countdown:
Just 10 weeks to go!
Albany Farmers Market: Saturday, April 18, 4th and Ellsworth, downtown Albany
Corvallis Saturday Market: Saturday, April 18, First and Jackson on the downtown riverfront
Corvallis Wednesday Market: Wednesday, April 22. NEW LOCATION: 2nd and B Streets, near the Marys River-Willamette River confluence downtown.
More information here
(Meanwhile, you can still hit the Winter Market on Feb. 28, March 14 and March 28 at the Benton County Fairgrounds … and the Midway Farms farmstand on Highway 20 between Albany and Corvallis is open year-round.)