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March workshops in Orofino set on producing marketing ag products

— Through March, University of Idaho Extension—Clearwater County is offering the Small Farms & Community Food Systems workshop series (formerly Cabin Fever Series).

Set for events on March 2, 9 and 16, this workshop series focuses on topics that assist landowners in producing and marketing agriculture products that are sold locally. Topics include soils, vegetable production, growing tree fruit, processing and marketing, raising livestock, farmers’ markets and viticulture.

Workshops are as follows:

March 2: Small-Farm Planning: Iris Mayes, University of Idaho Extension; Cinda Williams, University of Idaho Extension

March 9: Fruit Tree Diseases (and brief pruning lesson, if time): Mike and Joan Mount, Green Things Nursery, Orofino

March 16: Tree Fruit and Vegetable Production for Local Sale: Ed Wylde, Lenore

The program will be held on three consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Extension office conference room located at 2200 Michigan Ave. in Orofino.

Registration is $5 per workshop or $10 for the entire three-part series. Mail registrations with payment to the above address prior to the workshop. Sign-in will begin at 5:30 p.m. each evening.

For information: 476-4434 or e-mail .


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