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Workshops help aspiring farmers


The Oregon State University Extension Service and Oregon Rural Action are teaming up to offer a pair of workshops on "Exploring the Small Farm Business Dream."



The first workshop, at 6 to 9 p.m. April 17, will be at the OSU Extension conference room, 10507 N. McAlister Road, La Grande. Reservations are required. Call 541-963-1010 to reserve a seat.



The second workshop will be 6 to 9 p.m. April 18 at the Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 SW Fifth Ave., Ontario. Reservations are required. Call 541-881-1417 to reserve a seat.



The program is design to provide an overview of the key factors that must be considered before starting a small farm business and assess the physical and natural resources of a farm.



The workshops are funded by the 2012 Oregon Department of Agriculture specialty crop block grants.



-- Carl Sampson



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