Oregon Small Farm News is a free online newsletter that concentrates on both commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces organic/biological and conventional farming systems and emphasizes three areas:

  • Small Acreage Stewardship - Addressing enterprises, land management and soil and water quality for non-commercial small acreage's.

  • Commercial Small Farms - Entrepreneurial Agriculture Addressing high value horticulture, livestock and poultry, and alternative crop production emphasizing organic and pasture-based systems and specialty and niche production.

  • Community Food Systems - Address alternative and specialty marketing through creation and enhancement of local and regional food systems and farm direct marketing channels.

Vol. IX No. 3 Summer 2014


  • Small FarmsSummer 2014 CoverAudacious Plan Continues: Provide More Small Farms Extension Positions

  • Aggie Bonds Available at a Bank Near You
  • Southern Oregon's May Election had Farmers on Tenderhooks
  • USDA Unveils New Centralized Website to Support Next Generation of Farmers
  • Common Misconceptions & Key Points About Dry Farming: Case Study of Dry Farmer With More Than 40 Years of Experience
  • Food Safety Modernization Act Update
  • 2014 Small Farms School
  • Keeping Veterinary Expenses Low
  • Mobile Poultry Processing: New Services in the Willamette Valley
  • Small Farms Conference 2014 Videos
  • GROW Healthy Food Environments for Oregon's Rural Communities
  • Relay Seeding Cover Crops in Fall and Winter Harvested Vegetables Calendar 

Vol. IX No. 2 Spring 2014

Small Farms Spring 2014 CoverAudacious Plan Launched to Provide More Small Farms Extension Positions
New 1000ft2 Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator Available
Growing Local Food Businesses for Community Economic Development    
Center Participates in CFS Convening
Selling Direct to SNAP Recipients:  Strategies for Success
Pregnancy Ketosis
15 Ways to Help Mitigate Drought on your Farm this Season and Beyond 
USDA Climate Risks in the Northwest Fact Sheet
What’s up in the North Willamette Valley Small Farms Program this Season?
Food Modernization Act Update
New Network Launches For Transitioning Farmers
Growing Pains to Gains in the Willamette Valley

Vol. IX No. 1 Winter 2014

Small Farms Winter 2014 CoverOSU Creates New Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems
Michael Ableman: Keynote Speaker for 2014 OSU Oregon Small Farms Conference
Small-Scale Poultry Processing: Mobile & Modular
The Competitive Advantage of "Food from Somewhere"
Fodder for Forage: Fact, Folly, Fable or Fabulous?



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