Stephanie Page, Special Assistant to the Director, Oregon Department of Agriculture
(503) 986-4558Michelle Markesteyn Ratcliffe
, Farm to School Program Manager, Oregon Department of Agriculture
(503) 872-6620Jerry Gardner
, Business Development Manager, Oregon Department of Agriculture
The Oregon State University Small Farms program
provides one-on-one assistance, sponsors classes and workshops, and
maintains a variety of valuable resources and links on the program Web
site.Friends of Family Farmers
(FoFF) advocates for assistance and support of small and family farms
in Oregon. FoFF's Web site includes a variety of information for
beginning and small farmers.Start2Farm
is a project of the National Agricultural Library in partnership with
the American Farm Bureau Federation, and was developed to assist people
with less than 10 years' experience in farming and ranching.Small plot intensive farming
(SPIN) describes resources and strategies to farm productively in small spaces such as backyards and raised beds.The Greenhorns
is an organization that supports young farmers and has resources, including a beginning farmer's guide, available online.
Read USDA's report
on emerging market opportunities for small scale farmers.
The Oregon Economic Development Association
supports economic development professionals in Oregon and works to strengthen Oregon's economy.