Business Management

Designing a Whole Farm System


Whole Farming Principles and Strategies

By Maud Powell, Nick Andrews, Melissa Matthewson, Shelley Elkovich

Farm Planning and Farm Planning and Enterprise Selection Enterprise Selection


Farm Planning and Farm Planning and Enterprise Selection Enterprise Selection
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FSMA Updates: Farm Direct & More


Implementation of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is fully underway. Produce farmers and food manufacturers of all types and sizes need to know if and how the rules apply to them.


By Lauren Gwin

New Report on Farmer Transition to Organic: Breaking New Ground: Farmer Perspectives on Organic Transition


Organic transition is a hot topic: despite increasing consumer demand for organic food and farm products and double-digit annual sales growth, U.S. organic production is currently flat and unable to...

Reflections of a SARE Fellow


The 2014-2016 cadre of SARE Fellows visited numerous farms in Arkansas, Nebraska, Idaho, and West Virginia to study sustainable agricultural practices. The Fellows themselves were from Florida, Maine,...

Update on the Produce Safety Rule From Oregon Department of Agriculture


Do you grow fresh produce in Oregon? If you do, Oregon Department of Agriculture and OSU Extension have some resources to assist you with understanding produce safety regulations, attending training...

Headwaters Incubator Program - Cultivating Farms and Future Stewards No Small Task


Launching a farm business is no small task.

Even skilled growers who embody the creative, rugged, jack-of-all-trades image must be able to apply sound business practices, establish and maintain...

Keeping It Legal: Regulations and Licenses for Growing and Selling Food in Oregon


This article provides an overview of the common regulations and licenses that apply to farm businesses, focusing on Oregon. It also points you to resources where you can get more details and decide what steps you need to take.

By Lauren Gwin

Know Your Forest Learning Library

Online Resource

Looking for practical information about managing your forestland? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together an extensive library of resources to help you reach your goals.

How to Manage Your Forest - Module 3: Business Management


Last, we have included a Business Management module where you can learn about Federal and Oregon State taxes and what you can do to minimize their impact on your financial health.

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