Tillamook County Farmer News
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Local workshops and classes
  • Recipe to Market, Jan. 13 etc
  • Farmland, Community Investing, & Agritourism, Jan. 17
  • Integrated Pest Management, Jan. 20
  • Soils & Soil Amendments, Jan. 27
Regional news & workshops
  • OSU Small Farms - Winter newsletter
  • Fruit Tree Pruning, Jan. 30 or Feb. 18
  • OSU Blueberry School, Mar. 16-17

Local workshops

Recipe to Market - Informational Session
5:30 pm Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

The Recipe to Market program is designed to give food entrepreneurs the tools to develop and grow their own food business. The three class sessions, include a trip to OSU’s Food Innovation Center in Portland (, where they provide a variety of resources and can even test your food product for shelf stability. We will also cover promoting your product, including through social media, and developing a profitable business.
Location: TBCC Central Campus, Room 215, 4301 Third Street, Tillamook
Cost: Free Informational Session
RSVP required: 503-842-8222 ext. 1870 or
Presented by:
  OSU Open Campus, and the Small Business Development Center 

Farmland, Community Investing, & Agritourism event
10:00 am to 2:00pm Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Join us at Food for the Local Soul: A gathering of ideas to grow our farm economy for facilitated discussions about:
* Farmland access
* Community investing and access to capital
* Agritourism
… with the goal of developing actionable projects.  
Discussions followed by lunch featuring traditional soul food.
Location: White Clover Grange, 36585 Highway 53, Nehalem
Cost: Free event. Suggested donation $15 or whatever you can afford.
For lunch please RSVP: Trav Williams at, or 330-822-2656
Presented by:

Integrated Pest Management - Master Gardener class
9:30 to 4:30 Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Morning class: Entomology – Insects and insect identification.
Afternoon class: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) – Utilizing IPM to reduce the use of pesticides and how to deal with garden pests.
Instructor: Rich Little, retired USDA entomologist
Location: TBCC conference room, 4301 Third St, Tillamook
Cost: $30
RSVP: OSU Extension at 503-842-3433
Presented by:

Soils & Soil Amendments - Master Gardener class
9:30 to 4:30 Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Morning class: Understanding Soils – Basics of soils for gardeners.
Afternoon class: Soil Amendments – Soil nutrients and amendments.
Instructor: Joy Jones, Tillamook County OSU Extension
Location: TBCC conference room, 4301 Third St, Tillamook
Cost: $30
RSVP: OSU Extension at 503-842-3433
Presented by:

Regional news & workshops

OSU Small Farms
Event calendar:
Newsletter:  Winter 2015 edition features the following articles:
* How Human Values Affect Views on Genetically Engineered Crops
* Composting: Great Promise that Comes with Challenges, is it a fit for your farm?
* Tasting Tables in the Gorge: Sourcing Local Produce for Schools
* Pigs: Home on the Range?
* Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management Series Offered NOW!
* NMPAN webinar on International MSUs
* Rogue Valley Grown: Local to Wholesale in Southern Oregon
* Hooping it up in Central Oregon
* Recipe to Market: Creating Your Own Food Business
* Livestock Producers and Climate Change
* A Year of Success

Fruit Tree Pruning
1 to 3 pm Thursday, January 30, 2015 in Corvallis
1 to 3 pm Tuesday, February 18, 2015 in Albany

These fruit tree pruning classes will be held rain or shine! There will be an opportunity for hands-on pruning of pear trees after the Lewis Brown workshop, and possibly fruit trees after the Grandpas workshop—so bring your pruners!
Location: Lewis Brown Farm, 33447 Peoria Rd, Corvallis, or
Grandpas Farm Stand, 36483 HWY 226, Albany
Cost: $20
Registration required: Registration form or call 541-967-3871
Presented by:

OSU Blueberry School
March 16 - 17, 2015 in Corvallis

This two-day Blueberry School is intended for those both new and experienced in blueberry production. Topics include: how you might be more successful in tight labor or volume markets; which cultivars are easiest to grow and are in most demand; how to establish new acreage using cutting-edge methods; projected costs and the resources available to growers for selecting new planting sites; how to best manage existing acreage to maximize returns of high-quality fruit... and much more.
Location: The LaSells Stewart Center, OSU campus, Corvallis
Cost: $300
Registration required: Online registration
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.