Though we would expect that large manufacturers or public research institutes would develop rice transplanters, much of the innovation and troubleshooting in Japan was done by farmers and independent inventors. Between 1898 and 1955,...
Toshihiko Nishio, Shinji Kawai, Alice K. Formiga |
Dec 2018 |
Many small and medium-size farmers face difficulties in competing with larger producers in the production of bulk commodities. While some of these farms have found success by selling their fresh products through farm-direct and ...
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 sauces, sauerkraut, kimchi, ...
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 cycling, and the creation of ...
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 Agripreneurs program at the...
Sebastian Aguilar |
Dec 2018 |
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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.