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Farm-A-Palouse-A | November 13, 2015 
Farm-A-Palouse-A: the INW Small Farms Conference and Country Living Show, will be held in conjunction with the Tilth Producers of Washington Conference in Spokane on November 13, 2015. Participants can register for Friday-only, or the entire conference, November 13-15. More information is available on the Tilth Producers of Washington website


 

Farm-A-Palouse-A | 2014

The 4th Annual INW Small Farms Conference was themed Farm-A-Palouse-A: Food & Farming for everyone. It included programming for beginning and established farmers in rural and urban settings. There were almost 30 seminars to choose from, networking opportunities, and a vendor fair. View the program or matrix below for more information on what was offered. 

Program | Matrix

Thanks to our 2014 Sponsors!

       

     

 


Small Acreage program helps property owners of less than 100 acres with technical assistance, education, and information for smaller tracts of land. 

"We often find that smaller tracts are not commercially viable in the normal sense of the word,” stated Pat Munts, Small Acreage Coordinator. “Small acreages are often ‘too small’ to attract larger commercial ag operators.  As a result, the landowner is left in a quandary of what to do with the 19 acres of noxious weeds sounding the one-acre of residential landscaping?  Keep in mind that our state law requires landowners to control noxious weeds, which can be an expensive endeavor if a commercial applicator has to be hired."

These are just some of the challenges facing landowners in Spokane County. Our goal of this new Small Acreage Program will be to provide educational and technical assistance to those landowners living on less than 100 acres that wish to better utilize the potential of the land to raise livestock, crops or both.

Resources:

10 Ways to Protect Bees from Pesticides 

Spokane County Weed Board,  toxic plants.

Financial Incentives from USDA NRCS to complete projects on your farm

How to Test Hay for Nutrients

 

 

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