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

Apr 2018
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 robust farm networks, navigate complex financial systems, and demonstrate a variety of nontraditional abilities like social media savvy. Throw on top of that the thin profit margins, the ...

By Rowan Steele | Article

How to establish a wine grape vineyard

Sep 2018
While the type of soil is important, location takes precedence when starting a vineyard for wine production.

By Patricia Skinkis | Article

Designing a Whole Farm System

Jul 2015
Whole Farming Principles and Strategies

By Maud Powell, Nick Andrews, Melissa Matthewson, Shelley Elkovich, Gwendolyn Ellen, Tim Franklin, Don Tipping | Article

Top Ten Things I Learned Buying a Small Farm

Dec 2007
Most recently, my husband and I purchased a small farm in southern Oregon-ten acres in the Applegate Valley, a mixture of pasture, woodland, hills and weeds. We were delighted when we went into escrow and could not wait to be on the land mapping out our ideas and dreams. We did not expect the process to take six months and turn into an arduous and exhausting real ...

By Melissa Matthewson | Article

Oregon Pasture Network

Oct 2017
Friends of Family Farmers launched the Oregon Pasture Network (OPN) in the summer of 2016 to provide marketing and networking support to pasture-based livestock producers throughout Oregon. OPN currently has 26 “Pasture Partners” who have taken a pledge to raise their animals on pasture in a humane and ecologically responsible manner, providing their animals a high quality of ...

By Lindsay Trant | Article