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 listed by ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program. Sustainable Farming Internships and Apprenticeships

Beginning and Expanding Farmer Loan Program

Grant and technical assistance programs Aggie Bond Program

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. Center For Small Farms & Community Food Systems website

Chemeketa Community College

Business education resources Chemeketa Community College Agribusiness Program

Clackamas Community College

Training and education programs Clackamas Community College website

Community Supported Agriculture information

Farm direct to consumer marketing Community Supported Agriculture website

East Multnomah Farm Incubator Program

Training and education programs East Multnomah SWCD Farm Incubator Program info

Eastern Oregon University

Training and education programs Eastern Oregon University agribusiness

Emerging market opportunities for small farmers

Additional resources USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

Farm Direct Marketing Agricultural Products

Farm direct marketing

Farm direct marketing assistance

New and small farm marketing assistance OSU Dairy Processing Program

Farm Direct Marketing Producer Processed Products

Farm direct marketing

Farm to School Program - Oregon Department of Education

Farm direct to consumer marketing Farm to School information

Farmer-chef collaborative

Farm direct to consumer marketing Chefs Collaborative website

Financing program: Adelante Mujeres

Loans to start or expand a farm Adelante Mujeres website

Financing program: Craft3

Loans to start or expand a farm Craft3 Loans website

Financing program: National Funding

Loans to start or expand a farm National Funding personal financing website

Financing program: NEDCO

Loans to start or expand a farm Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation website

Financing program: RSF Social Finance

Loans to start or expand a farm RSF Social Finance website

Food Hub - farmer to buyer link

Farm direct to consumer marketing Food Hub website

Friends of Family Farmers

Non-profit organization with business education and grant resources. Friends of Family Farmers website

Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management course

Training and education programs OSU Growing Farms course

Guidelines to develop a business plan

Training and education programs US Small Business Administration how to write business plan

Klamath Community College

Training and education programs Klamath Community College website

Linn-Benton Community College

Training and education programs Linn-Benton Community College website

Loan and micro-loan programs: USDA Farm Service Agency

Loans and micro-loans to start or expand a farm USDA Farm Loan Programs

Loan programs: NW Farm Credit Services

Loans to start or expand a farm Northwest Farm Credit Services website

Microloan program - Mercy Corps Northwest

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

Oregon Farm Link

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

Oregon Farmers Market Association

Farm direct to consumer marketing. Includes the farmers market directory. Oregon Farmers Market Association website

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

Training and education programs Oregon FFA website

OSU Small Farms beginning and small farmer assistance

Training and education programs OSU Small Farms Program website

Rogue Farm Corps internship program

Training and education programs Rogue Farm Corps website

Six ways to secure farmland

Strategies to find land for farming Website

Strategies to farm productively in small spaces

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 TVCC agriculture programs

USDA New Farmers

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

Whole Foods Local Producer Loan Program

Loans to start or expand a farm Local Producer Loan Program

Your Guide to FSA Farm Loans

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


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​Contact

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Special Assistant to the Director
Phone: 503-986-4558
Karla Valness
Special Assistant to the Director
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4554
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