The most recent National Climate Assessment Report was released in November 2018 and continues to identify and predict the long-term effects of global climate change in the U.S. Reports in this series...
The Oregon Farm Marketing Direct Law, passed in 2011, allows small farmers to produce and sell certain low-risk products (jams & jellies, pickled vegetables, salsa, dried fruit, herbal vinegars, hot...
Cover crops receive a lot of attention for the many benefits they can provide, such as: weed suppression, erosion prevention, improved water infiltration and water holding capacity, improved nutrient...
With funding from the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known as the 2501 Program), the Small Farms team is launching its first ever veteran-focused Growing...
This fall, the Oregon Farmers Markets Association (OFMA) was awarded a $247,000 federal grant through the USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program. OFMA, in partnership with five Oregon farmers markets...
The NASDA (National Association of State Departments of Agriculture) Foundation and partners at the Oregon Department of Agriculture are developing a Women’s Farm to Food Accelerator Program to equip...
Oregon State University Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems
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Farmers Market Managers: Sign up or renew with OFMA for 2019!
We have membership levels for the smallest AND the largest markets and associations, as well as vendors and farmers market supporters.
If you haven’t already done so, please sign up today to receive a year of membership benefits for your market, including possible travel scholarships and discounts for the farmers market track at the OSU Oregon Small Farms Conference.
Feature in our online Market Finder and print versions of our Oregon Farmers Market Directory.
Statewide Member email listserv for sharing news, posing questions and posting ideas of general interest related to farmers markets and local food systems.
Experienced staff and board to help those in need of information and assistance connect with resources
A voice in state and federal policy-making through our farmers market advocacy work.
Seat at the table for the OFMA Annual Meeting, where your fellow market reps from around the state gather to share information and resources.
Discounts and travel scholarships to events such as the OFMA Annual Meeting and the OSU Small Farms Conference each year.
Membership to the Farmers Market Coalition ($40-$75 value), which includes benefits such as: access to affordable D&O insurance for nonprofit markets, a 15% discount on select market management software and other member-only resources.
The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) released the eighth guidebook in their popular Soil Health and Organic Farming Series. Organic Practices for Climate Mitigation, Adaptation, and Carbon Sequestration examines research related to the capacity of sustainable organic systems and practices to sequester soil carbon and minimize nitrous oxide and methane emissions. The guide includes practical advice for reducing an organic farm’s “carbon footprint” and adapting to climate disruptions already underway. Research shows that building soil health through sustainable organic management practices can mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and lessen the impacts of climate change on production.
The Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN), an Extension community-of-practice housed at OSU, delivers webinars on topics related to business management for prospective or existing small-scale meat processors. NMPAN webinars are always free and the topics are chosen based on feedback from the over 1,300 NMPAN members around the country.