Oregon Agriculture

Looking for funds or other assistance for your business?

It is important to know that grants are rarely available to start a farm or a business, loans are your best bet. Before you explore getting a loan, we strongly recommend that you develop a business plan.

Many sources for technical, grant, and loan assistance are listed below.

Resources

Adelante Mujeres

Non-traditional lending sources Website

Austin Family Business Program

Succession planning Website

Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship Program

Business education resources Website

Blue Mountain Community College

Business education resources Blue Mountain Community College Agriculture Programs

Business Oregon

Government loans and loan guarantees Website

Chemeketa Community College

Business education resources Website

Clackamas Community College

Business education resources Website

Craft3

Non-traditional lending sources Website

Eastern Oregon University

Business education resources Website

Emerging markets program

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

Future Farmers of America

Business education resources Website

Growing Farms Course

Business education resources Website

Harvest Capital Company

Private lenders Website

Headwaters Farm Incubator

Business education resources Website

Klamath Community College

Business education resources Website

Linn-Benton Community College

Business education resources Website

Market Development Programs

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

Mercy Corps NW micro-finance and other tools

Non-traditional lending sources Website

NACM-Oregon

Credit report Website

NEDCO

Non-traditional lending sources Website

NW Farm Credit Services

Government loans and loan guarantees and example loan forms Website

Oregon Bankers Association member banks

Private lenders Website

Oregon Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board grants

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

OSU Small Farms beginning and small farmer assistance

Business education resources Website

Portland State University Business Outreach Program

Non-traditional lending sources Website

Prudential Agriculture Investment office

Private lenders Website

Quality samples program

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

Rabo AgriFinance

Private lenders Website

Regulations on employing minors

Business education resources Document

Rogue Farm Corps

Business education resources Website

RSF Social Finance

Non-traditional lending sources Website

Small Business Administration

Business planning Website

Small Business Innovation and Research Grants

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

Sustainable agriculture research and education grants

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

Technical assistance for specialty crops

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

Treasure Valley Community College

Business education resources Website

USDA Farm Service Agency

Government loans, micro-loans, and loan guarantees Website

USDA NRCS cost-share programs

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

USDA Risk Management Agency

Risk management plans and insurance Website

USDA Rural Development

Government loans and loan guarantees Website

USDA Service Centers, find your local center

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

WaterSMART grants

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

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Conta​ct​

Kathryn Walker
Special Assistant to the Director
Phone: 503-986-4558
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