Oregon Agriculture

Do you own or operate one of Oregon's 30,000 small farms? 

There are a variety of resources available to support your new or small farm. Organizations that provide support in Oregon include:

  • The Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • The US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Oregon's primary, secondary, and higher education institutions
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Financial institutions

​​USDA New Farmer and Rancher Programs

USDA has many programs and services available for beginning farmers and ranchers. To learn more, contact your local USDA office. Offices are located across state.

USDA new farmers portal

Resources for new farmers from the United States Department of Agriculture Website

​​Resources

Agriculture job and internship listings

Training and education programs Website

Assistance for people with less than 10 years farming experience

Additional resources Website

Beginning and Expanding Farmer Loan Program

Grant and technical assistance programs Website

Blue Mountain Community College

Training and education programs Blue Mountain Community College Agriculture Programs

Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems

Training and education programs and business resources. Website

Chemeketa Community College

Training and education programs Website

Clackamas Community College

Training and education programs Website

Community Supported Agriculture information

Farm direct to consumer marketing Website

Eastern Oregon University

Training and education programs Website

Emerging market opportunities for small farmers

Additional resources Website

Farm apprenticeship program

Season-long training for new and aspiring farmers conducted in and around Portland, Oregon by OSU Extension Service and community partners. Website

Farm Direct Marketing Agricultural Products

Farm direct marketing

Farm direct marketing assistance

New and small farm marketing assistance Website

Farm Direct Marketing Producer Processed Products

Farm direct marketing

Farm incubator program

Training and education programs Website

Farm to School Program

Farm direct to consumer marketing Website

Farmer-chef collaborative

Farm direct to consumer marketing Website

Financing program: Adelante Mujeres

Loans to start or expand a farm Website

Financing program: Craft3

Loans to start or expand a farm Website

Financing program: National Funding

Loans to start or expand a farm Website

Financing program: NEDCO

Loans to start or expand a farm Website

Financing program: RSF Social Finance

Loans to start or expand a farm Website

Food Hub - farmer to buyer link

Farm direct to consumer marketing Website

Friends of Family Farmers

Non-profit organization with business education and grant resources. Website

Growing Farms Course

Training and education programs Website

Guidelines to develop a business plan

Training and education programs Website

Klamath Community College

Training and education programs Website

Linn-Benton Community College

Training and education programs Website

Loan and micro-loan programs: USDA Farm Service Agency

Loans and micro-loans to start or expand a farm Website

Loan programs: NW Farm Credit Services

Loans to start or expand a farm Website

Local producer loan program

Loans to start or expand a farm Website

Microloan program - Mercy Corps Northwest

Mercy Corps Northwest provides loans to new and existing businesses who may not qualify for traditional bank loans. Website

Oregon Farm Link

Connecting beginning farmers and ranchers with land holders in help Oregon grow the next generation of family farmers. Website

Oregon Farmers Markets

Farm direct to consumer marketing Website

Oregon FFA: Hands-on ag education for high school students

Training and education programs Website

OSU Small Farms beginning and small farmer assistance

Training and education programs Website

Rogue Farm Corps internship program

Training and education programs Website

Six ways to secure farmland

Strategies to find land for farming Website

Start2Farm

A database of programs and resources for beginning farmers and ranchers in the United States. Website

Strategies to farm productively in small spaces

Additional resources Website

Support for economic development professionals

Additional resources Website

Technical assistance to new and small businesses

Loans to start or expand a farm Website

Treasure Valley Community College

Training and education programs Website

Your Guide to FSA Farm Loans

Loans to start or expand a farm Document
USDA Farm Service Agency


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​Contact

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