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Farmer, Entrepreneur, Soil Scientist, Mechanic, Vet... That’s you!

We know farmers wear many hats. Tell us about them! OSU’s School of Public Policy and Applied Economics Department are involved in a USDA-funded, national survey to learn how farmers choose their production and marketing ...

Christy Anderson Brekken | Mar 2016 | Article

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 robust farm networks, navigate complex...

Rowan Steele | Apr 2018 | Article

Are Your Fruits & Vegetables Safe for Human Consumption? Good Agricultural Practices & Marketing Agreements

When produce contaminated by E. coli, Salmonella or other human pathogens is distributed by large shippers, food scares show up on the front pages and the evening news. While food safety problems in local food systems are ...

Nick Andrews | Jun 2013 | Article

Oregon Small Farm News

Oregon Small Farm News is a free online newsletter that concentrates on both commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces organic/biological and conventional farming systems.


Oregon Pasture Network

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” ...

Lindsay Trant | Oct 2017 | Article

Growing Veteran Agripreneurs Launches at SOREC

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 | Article

Timber harvesting: a process of many decisions

Curious about what goes into planning for a timber harvest? This overview can help prepare you to make informed decisions throughout the process.

Francisca Belart, Lauren Grand | Aug 2019 | Article