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2013/2014 Farm-Based Education Workshops
The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council is partnering with regional organizations (including the Food Policy Council, OSU Extension, Whole Foods and Governor Kitzhaber’s Regional Solutions Team) to host farm-based workshops throughout this fall and spring of 2014.
Notes from our workshops
- Social Media Workshop - Outcomes: Due to the interest in this workshop, we will provide a Social Media 101+ workshop after the new year.
- Agriculture Policy Listening Session Notes - Outcomes: COIC and Gov. Kitzhaber’s Regional Solutions Team Leader will be working with OR Dept. of Ag to understand processing barriers and opportunities in Central Oregon with current processing centers and will provide another listening session for this topic in the new year.
Click on the title of the workshop. Directions and Location will be provided once you RSVP
Click here for an overview of the workshops
Getting into Whole Foods & Retail Markets Dec 11
Have you outgrown your direct markets? Learn from Jason Valdez, COFPC Board member and Whole Foods Marketing and Community Relations Leader, about getting your product into retail stores.
Wed 12/11, 5-7pm, Bend
Production Greenhouse Construction Jan 8
Learn how to construct and maintain a greenhouse. Grants ($500-$2500) are available for eligible producers to purchase greenhouse materials. Limited Seats.
Wed 1/8, 5:30-7:30pm, Redmond
Production Greenhouse Growing
Sat 3/15, Living on a Few Acres Conference, Redmond
Once you have learned how to construct and maintain your greenhouse, learn growing and seeding techniques. This will be a follow-up class to the Construction Greenhouse. More information will be available in spring 2014.