Development and Marketing

Trade assistance​

Our domestic and international trade assistance programs provide help to Oregon farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and companies with market development, product development, and marketing.

  • Assist with trade shows
  • Host trade missions
  • Facilitate buyer meetings
  • Provide one-on-one consultations

We collaborate with industry partners to identify and resolve trade issues. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) works with appropriate state, federal, and international partners to remove restrictions that impede the movement and sale of Oregon food and agricultural products.

We maintain close working relationships with the following:

  • USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
  • Western US Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA)
  • Administrates the Market Access Program (MAP) grant program funded by the USDA
  • Business Oregon
  • Coordinates statewide export development and investment initiatives
  • Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA)
  • Food Innovation Center

Farm to School​

Our Farm to School Program works to connect local farmers, packers, and food processors with school cafeterias in preschools, elementary and secondary schools, and colleges. This enables more Oregon agricultural products to be served in the lunch line and helps connect youth to food production through school gardens, field trips to farms and ranches, and grower visits to the classroom.

Business development​

Our Business Development Program works to retain, expand, and recruit agricultural and food businesses.

Services include:

  • ​State supervised price negotiations
  • Transportation advocacy
  • Technical assistance with state and federal grant programs
  • One-on-one business and industry consultations


Food Innovation Center

Food Innovation Center website

Oregon Trade Solutions

With fewer shipping options for Oregon exporters and importers, Business Oregon and its partners launched an initiative to help small businesses get their products to global markets. Oregon trade solutions website

State Supervised Price Negotiations Overview


USDA Farm to School website


USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)




Western US Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA)




Agricultural Development & Marketing
1207 NW Naito Pkwy, Suite 104
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-872-6600
Fax: 503-872-6601