Expanding Small-scale Grain Production in Southwestern Oregon

Project Overview

SW09-703
Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2009: $24,402.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Principal Investigator:
Maud Powell
OSU Extension
Co-Investigators:
Shelley Elkovich
OSU Extension Small Farms

Commodities

  • Agronomic: wheat

Practices

  • Animal Production: feed/forage

    Abstract:

    Class Series: “Growing Grains on a Small Farm”

    “Growing Grains on a Small Farm” provided hands-on instruction on small-scale grain production and assisted producers in developing markets for locally-produced grain, accessing scale-appropriate equipment and finding information on disease–resistant varietals suitable for organic and low-input production.

    Project objectives:

    Our objectives were to support producers interested in growing grain for the first time and assist farmers who were already growing grain to become more efficient and network with each other.

    Our target goal was ten producers participating in the class series.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.