Dry Farming Collaborative

Initiated in the spring of 2016, we are a group of growers, extension educators, plant breeders, and agricultural professionals partnering to increase knowledge and awareness of dry farming management practices with a hands-on participatory approach. So far there are about 20 sites throughout Western Oregon that are hosting dry farming trials including three OSU sites (NWREC, SOREC, and OCCUH).

2017 Varieties of Interest - ranked based on a survey sent out to the Dry Farming Collaborative in Feb. 2017 in preparation for seed ordering.

Are you experimenting with dry farming? If so, we would love to hear about it! To learn more about this participatory research project and see pics from our 2016 trials, visit the Dry Farming Collaborative page on Facebook and/or contact Amy Garrett to join the email list. Dry farming trial hosts and those interested in learning more about dry farming will be convening this winter for a grower's meeting to share results and discuss future directions for our collaborative research.

First winter Meeting was held on December 6, 2016 at the Mary's River Grange.

2016 DFC Winter Meeting at the Mary's River Grange

Dry Farming Trial Hosts 

For those involved in planning our 2017 trials, please reference our planning document here, or contact Amy Garrett (amy.garrett@oregonstate.edu) to request access.