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  • Small Business Development Center workshops - Sept. & Oct.
  • Upcoming Events
  • Survey for Food Safety Trainings & Cost Share Contracts for Selling to Schools



Small Business Development Center - Fall Workshops

New workshops to help you build and grow your business.
* Where's the Money: How Can I Finance My Small Business
   6-8 pm, Tuesday, September 22, 2015. TBCC, Room 203.

* Getting Your Small Business Off the Ground
   6-8 pm, Tuesday, October 20, 2015. TBCC, Room 12.
   6-8 pm, Tuesday, November 3, 2015. TBCC, Room 203.

* Keeping the Numbers Straight: The Simple Nuts and  Bolts of Small Business Accounting
   6-8 pm, Tuesday, October 27, 2015. TBCC, Room 203.

* Building Credit, Building a Business
   6-8 pm, Tuesday, November 10, 2015. TBCC, Room 203.

Workshop descriptions: SBDC workshops
Instructor: Mike Cohen
Cost: $20 per workshop. If you sign up for 4 fall workshops at the same time, you will only pay for 3.
Presented by:

Upcoming Events

Master Gardener Office Hours
Mon. & Th. 12:30 to 4:30 pm. OSU Extension Service office, Tillamook.

LNCT Harvest Festival
October 3, Noon to 4pm. Alder Creek Farm, Nehalem.

Neskowin Valley School Harvest Festival
October 3, 10 to 5pm. Fairview Grange, Tillamook.

Food Roots BBQ & Barn Dance
October 17, 5 to 4pm. Fairview Grange, Tillamook.

Practical Introduction to Cheesemaking Short Course
October 6-8, 2015, OSU Campus, Corvallis, 9 am - 5 pm



Survey for Food Safety Trainings due Oct. 1

Request where and when the GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) trainings will take place. 

The Market Access and Certifications Program of the Oregon Department of Agriculture will be holding food safety trainings in the winter and spring of 2016.  

Please take this survey if you are a producer interested in GAP certification and/or selling to schools in the 2016 school year and beyond. 

The purpose of the trainings is to:

-   Assist small and medium-size growers seeking first time GAP certification;
-   Provide an overview of how to prepare your business for the Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Controls of the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2011;
-   Review the necessary documentation and records for GAP audits and certification; and
-   Provide application information about the USDA UFV Pilot (Pilot Project for the Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables) to sell to schools.

ODA has a limited number of cost share contracts ($400 each) available for producers interested in selling unprocessed fruits and vegetables (chopped, peeled, raw, frozen, and dried) to schools. Only producers who have not yet been GAP certified are eligible for the cost share. 

Presented by:

Joy Jones, 4-H & Agriculture Agent
OSU Extension Service
2204 Fourth Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Emily Vollmer, North Coast Grown project
Food Roots
1906 3rd Street, Suite B
Tillamook, OR 97141
Food Roots and the OSU Extension Service in Tillamook County have created this email list to announce educational events and opportunities of interest our local farms and food related businesses. To view archived issues online click here.