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