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Oregon’s well-managed agricultural lands are the cornerstone of the state’s rural communities. They support valuable fish and wildlife habitat, and enhance other natural resources. Yet farms and ranches are increasingly challenged by fragmentation of farmland, conversion of farmland to non-farm uses, complex regulations, and planning for generational transfers.

The State Legislature established the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program (OAHP) in 2017 to help address these challenges. The program provides voluntary incentives to farmers and ranchers​ to support practices that maintain or enhance both agriculture and natural resources such as fish and wildlife on agricultural lands. OAHP was developed by a collaborative of organizations representing natural resource conservation and agriculture, including farmer and rancher representatives.

Meetings of the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission

The first scheduled meetings of the OAH Commission are listed below, the primary purpose of which is rule-making for the Program according to this timeline​. Written comment that is sent more than 1 week before a meeting will be shared with Commissioners in advance of that meeting. Written comments should be submitted to OAHP Coordinator Nellie McAdams. Each meeting will include time for in-person, oral public comment. Agendas and materials will be posted online as they become available.

Each meeting will be h​eld at Room 1868, at 152 NW 4th St, Prineville, Oregon 97754 from 8:00am until 3:30pm (with the exception of May 23).

Thursday, April 5

Thursday, April 26

Wednesday, May 23 (noon – 5:00pm)

Thursday, May 24​


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