"Living on a a Few Acres" at Deschutes County Fairgrounds -- teaching about living on rural acreage in Central OregonFor a lot of folks who purchase rural acreage in Central Oregon, there’s a lot to learn –especially if they’ve never owned a property outside the city limits. Well, here’s a great opportunity for homeowners to bone up on the major rural concerns — in one fell swoop. On Saturday, the OSU/Deschutes County Extension Service hosts “Living on a Few Acres,” an all-day event providing participants with a host of courses focused on rural life.
Held at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds & Expo from 8 am-5 pm, it features more than 30 farm-related classes — everything from “Managing Wildlife,” “Irrigation Management,”  “Small Farm Production,” Pasture Grazing & Management,” “Land Use Planning” and “Juniper Management” to “Hydroponics,” “Electric Fencing,” “Weed Control,” “Equipment Management,” “Sustainable Agriculture Systems,” “Tractor Driving,” “Seed Collecting” and “Honey Bees.”
The event is $50; to register, go to http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes or call (541) 548-6088, x7957. Lunch is included; there’s also a trade show.

About the Author:
Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially  rural acreage, in Sisters, Tumalo, Redmond and Bend.