Mid-Columbia Small Farms & Acreage


Oregon State University Extension Small Farms Program

The Small Farms Program serves commercial small farms as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces both organic/biological and conventional farming systems and emphasizes five areas:

  • Commercial small farms
  • Small acreage landowners
  • Beginning farmers
  • Community food systems
  • Specialty & niche crops

 Contact Rachel Suits at 541-386-3343 for small farming questions

Crop Talks

Monthly farm tours during the growing season on the 4th Tuesday each month. This project is in collaboration with the Rockford Grange that allow farmers to network and learn from each other. Please stay tuned for the 2017 schedule.


Free Online Permaculture Class

With a focus on ethics and whole-system design, permaculture creates sustainable human settlements, furthering solutions for today’s big issues like climate change, food security, and poverty.

Intro to Permaculture

Starts: Oct. 31, 2016

Ends: Nov. 27, 2016



Local Workshops and Educational Opportunities

Women in Sustainable Ag Conference November 30-December 2, 2016 in Portland, OR


Oregon Small Farms

Oregon Small Farm News

What can I do with my small farm?

Organic fertilizer and cover crop calculator

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)



Small Farm Extension Articles

Archive Newsletters

Goat Production

Risk Management