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Small farm school scheduled in OC

Are you interested in small-scale farming, but not sure how to start?

Clackamas Community College in Oregon City is hosting a one-day workshop dubbed Small Farm School.

It is billed as an all-day event for beginning farmers and small acreage landowners in the North Willamette Valley.

Workshop topics include sheep, blueberry, cut flower and vegetable production, on-farm veterinary care, business and marketing for new farmers, tractor safety and operation, small engine repair, managing woodlots, farming with native beneficial insects, beekeeping, pasture care, composting and soil. This year organizers are offering a new seminar on horse health.

The workshop is organized by Oregon State University Extension Service, the Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation district and CCC.

Farm School will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave.

Registration is open through Sept. 1, or until Farm School is full. Farm School costs $75 for adults and $50 for youth 13-18 (with an adult).

More information and online registration are available at: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/small-farm-school.

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