Oregon’s agricultural producers have shown a commitment to sustainability in many ways.
Producers are enhancing wildlife habitat on their lands, restoring streamside areas, using energy efficiently, and protecting water quality.
Many agricultural businesses have instituted programs to increase job satisfaction, safety, and health among their workers. Farmers and ranchers are also diversifying the products they produce, marketing ecosystem services, employing land use protection tools, and using succession planning to help ensure economic sustainability within their operations.
As consumer demand for sustainably produced products grows, many agricultural producers and organizations are working to better document their sustainable practices. This is happening through producers’ marketing efforts, industry-led certification and sustainability programs, and a variety of third-party sustainability certifications.
This Web site provides information about agricultural producer and industry-led sustainability efforts, as well as ODA's work in the sustainability arena. It also includes information for producers who are interested in learning more about sustainability topics and certification programs.