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Workshops cover farming during drought

A drip irrigation system can save water compared with other irrigation systems. [File photo]

Local farmers and ranchers can learn techniques for operating during drought conditions at a series of workshops with site visits that kick off Tuesday.

Each of the four workshops runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and costs $20, or $70 for the whole series. Preregistration is required at beav.es/ina.

The first, planned for Tuesday, covers no-till, low-till and dry farming techniques at the Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center Teaching Farm.

Tikkun Olam Farm will host a Sept. 6 workshop on tarping and regenerative agricultural practices.

Learn about key line design, drip irrigation and water catchment systems, including swales, Sept. 20 at Wolf Gulch Farm.

Martin Family Ranch will host a Sept. 27 workshop on drought strategies for pastureland.

The series is made possible by a partnership among the Oregon State University Extension Service Small Farms program, Our Family Farms and Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District.