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Rogue Farm Corps Weekend Intensive for Farmers: Farm Tours & Talks in Central Oregon
June 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
One event on June 12, 2022 at 10:00 am
Rogue Farm Corps presents:
A Weekend Intensive for Farmers: Farm Tours & Talks in Central Oregon
Theme: Equipment & Irrigation
Days/Times: Saturday June 11th 12:30pm-5:30pm, Sunday June 12th, 10am-2pm
This weekend intensive for farmers (presented by Rogue Farm Corps) consists of 3 tours of Central Oregon area farms vegetable focused farms of varying scales – Mahonia Gardens in Sisters, Sungrounded Farm in Terrebonne, and Boundless Farmstead in Alfalfa. The farm tours will focus on understanding the farm’s essential tools, equipment, and irrigation systems. We’ll hear from the owners of these three sustainable farm businesses about their operations in general and tips that make it possible for them to do what they do. We will be mostly outside and will follow our COVID-19 protocol for in-person events.
*This intensive is open to anyone with the desire to learn about farm systems. It is designed for people with at least 6 months of field experience on a working farm/ranch who wants to continue in the field of agriculture. It is geared toward people who aspire to manage or run a farm operation someday, and applicable to people who are in owner/manager positions of a farming business.
This intensive is part of Rogue Farm Corps’ advanced Apprenticeship Farmer Training Program Event Series which focuses on farm management topics for the aspiring farm manager. We are opening it up to the general farming community as well. Participants will be provided handouts as well as electronic resources related to the topics. Rogue Farm Corps seeks to provide an inclusive and welcoming learning space for aspiring / beginning farmers of all backgrounds. If you have accessibility needs please let us know!
AGENDA (subject to change):
Saturday June 11:
12:00-12:30pm Arrive / Check-in / Eat Lunch, etc @ Mahonia Gardens in Sisters
12:30-2:30pm Mahonia Gardens Farm Tour (Sisters)
2:30-3:00pm Drive to Sungrounded Farm (Terrebonne)
3:00-5:00pm Sungrounded Farm Tour
5:00-5:30pm Q&A / Networking time
Sunday June 12:
10-11am Boundless Farmstead Tour (Alfalfa)
11am-12pm Equipment talk @ Boundless Farmstead focusing on Tractors & Tractor equipment
12-1:15pm Irrigation Management talk @ Boundless Farmstead
1:15-2:00pm Lunch, Reflections, Networking, Evaluations
Cost: $80 is the standard registration fee for this weekend. You may choose to pay on a sliding scale between $50 and $90 via the various ticket options on Eventbrite. If you are a US military veteran you may use code “AGVETS22” at checkout for a full scholarship. If you identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, or low-income, you may use code “SCHOLARSHIP22” at checkout for full and partial scholarship tickets. Questions? Please email .
Please sign up in advance. Space is limited!
Rogue Farm Corps is an Oregon non-profit dedicated to training and equipping the next generation of farmers and preserving farmland. More info: https://roguefarmcorps.org