CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State University Extension Service's Small Farms Project has just published the first issue of its new online quarterly magazine, "Small Farm News."

"We invite commercial farmers, small acreage owners, those with small farms and those who are thinking about farming in Oregon to subscribe to OSU Extension's 'Small Farm News'," said Garry Stephenson director of the Small Farms Program. "Topics focus on organic/biological farming, conventional farming, marketing methods and resources, land stewardship, and more."

The contents for the issue include:

  • “Top Ten Things I Learned about Buying a Small Farm”
  • “Organic Fertilizer Calculator: A new planning tool”
  • “Finding Market Information for Agricultural Products”
  • “Winter's Coming Don't Get Stuck in the Mud!”
  • “Is Agroforestry Appropriate for your Small Farm?”
  • “Keep the Compost Cooking this Winter”
  • “Selenium Fertilization of Forages”

The issue also includes a calendar of upcoming events and a variety of resources of interest. To take a look at Oregon Small Farm News, go to and click on the newsletter icon to examine the first issue. Subscriptions for the online publication are free.

The OSU Small Farms Program also offers an extensive website at: The website provides university research-based information and publications for commercial farmers, beginning farmers, as well as small acreage landowners. There is information on current events in the Pacific Northwest, as well as on livestock, pastures, crops, soils, marketing, technical reports and links to upcoming conferences and workshops.

For more information, contact Garry Stephenson, 541-737-5833.

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