Small Acreage Education ProgramsDraw on Extension expertise to help expand market opportunities, sustain profitability, and enhance animal care and welfare in your operations. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Living on the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages
The Living on the Land class series is aimed at providing current and future land owners with practical information and resources about small acreage management. Participants develop a plan for their property, and share ideas with a team of expert instructors and other participants. The next class will be held in January of 2015*.
– What to do About Weeds
– Market and Organic Gardening
– Pasture Establishment and Renovation
– Caring for Your Animals
– Enterprise Budgets
– Water Quality
– Feeds and Feeding
– Your Living Soil
– Grazing Management
View the 2014 class brochure.
Contact our office to get on the interest list for the 2015 class, and you will be sent more specific class details, including how to sign up, as soon as it becomes available (usually a couple of months before the next class).
This six-week course is designed especially for farm women to help them develop management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s
questions, and computer training to use spreadsheets. Annie’s Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations. View the 2013 flyer and 2013 brochure. A 2014 class is currently being planned. You may contact our office to get on the interest list for the 2014 class and you will be contacted with more specific class details, including how to sign up, when it becomes available.
The Cultivating Success™ program offers a series of courses that provide beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills and support to develop a sustainable small acreage farm. Online and in-person courses are available.
Check out the upcoming class offerings on the statewide course calendar on the Cultivating Success website.
Lost Rivers Grazing Academy
An introduction to Management Intensive Grazing with a combination of presentations and practical field exercises, this boots-on-the-ground workshop is for livestock operators who want to increase their forage production, stocking rates, animal performance, and net income by letting their livestock harvest the sun’s energy through their feed. The Lost Rivers Grazing Academy is held in September each year at Eagle Valley Ranch in Salmon, Idaho. The 2014 class will be held September 9-12. Visit the Owyhee County Extension website or the University of Idaho Extension website for further details.
Additional ResourcesCheck out the following resources below- __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Cattlemen’s Corner (Beef Newsletter)
Keep up with new programs, current issues and events in the beef industry with the Owyhee County Cattlemen’s Corner Beef newsletter that is published five times per year. A special youth section highlights events and opportunities for kids and young adults.
Additional Resources, University of Idaho Extension
*dates subject to change