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. X No. 4 Fall 2015Small Farms Fall 2015 Cover


  • Chris Blanchard Tackles Farm Profitability at 2016 OSU Small Farms Conference
  • Winter Farming Series Offered in the Southern Willamette Valley
  • The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
  • The First FSMA Rule is Finalized
  • Internship Program Teaches Realities of Farming
  • Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association Launches Education Network
  • New Pest of Brassicas in Oregon: Cabbage Whitefly
  • 4th Annual Small Farm School Recap
  • SB/HB 341 - Limited Liability for Agritourism Providers
  • What’s So Funny?
  • Highlights from Closing the Hungar Gap
  • Calendar


Vol. X No. 3 Summer 2015

Small Farms Summer 2015 CoverWelcome to Sara Runkel
Dry Farming Demonstration
What Do We Know About Small Farms & Local Food Systems? Recent Research in Brief
Rural Economic Development One Oven at a Time
Biodegradable Mulch Update – New NOP Rule
Oregon Grown Produce at a School Near You
Ask a Veterinarian or Ask Social Media?
New Report from Ecotrust Highlights Regional Food System Challenges and Opportunities

Vol. X No. 2 Spring 2015

Small Farms Spring 2015 CoverBuilding Soil: A Down-to-Earth-Approach
2015 OSU Small Farms Conference
Farmers Share Valuable Insights at Northwest Farmer to Farmer Conference
Oregon Community Food System Network
Tips and Good Cultural Practices for Producing Healthy Transplants in the Greenhouse
Successfully Navigating the First Ten Years
Cracking the Cost Code
Highlighting Farmers during Tasting Tables
Growing Quinoa in the Willamette Valley
Economics of Local Food: Strategies and Impact

Vol. X No. 1 Winter 2015

Small Farms Winter 2015 CoverHow Human Values Affect Views on Genetically Engineered Crops
Composting: Great promise that comes with challenges, is it a fit for your farm?
Tasting Tables in the Gorge: Sourcing Local Produce for Schools
Pigs: Home on the Range?
Rogue Valley Grown: Local to Wholesale in Southern Oregon
Hooping it up in Central Oregon
Recipe to Market: Creating Your Own Food Business
Livestock Producers and Climate Change
A Year of Success

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