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Top Ten Things I Learned Buying a Small Farm

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 ...

Melissa Matthewson | Dec 2007 | Article

Benefits to Belonging to an Agriculture Organization

Several Agricultural and Forestry associations are available for producers to join. I think it’s extremely important for producers to get connected with at least one association so they do not get left out of anything critical to the business or pleasure of farming and ranching. Too many times someone gets left out of the loop. Don’t let it be you. The benefits of ...

Shelby Filley | Aug 2019 | Article

Why do I need water rights for irrigation?

Many landowners are unaware that a legal right is needed to use surface water and groundwater for irrigation purposes.

Melissa Fery | Apr 2018 | Article