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. XII No. 3 Summer 2017

FeaturingSummer 2017 Oregon Small Farm News

  • Mark Your Calendars for the 2018 OSU Small Farms Conference               
  • Agritourism Resources Available to Support Oregon Farmers and Ranchers                  
  • Changing Lands, Changing Hands: Report From The National Conference   
  • Japanese Beetle: A Pest to Watch for in Oregon                   
  • Lessons Learned in Local Meat Processing: the Livestock Producers Cooperative Association
  • Veggie Rx in Oregon
  • Reduce Weeds by Friending Grasses   
  • New Food Campus in Portland Provides Local Producers With New Opportunities     
  • Oregon Pasture Network                
  • USDA Economic Research Service Issues Report Land Use, Land Cover, and Pollinator Health: A Review and Trend Analysis                                           
  • CleBer LLC Introduces a Versatile New Tractor That is Not Just For Cultivation                 
  • Report on Farmer Transition to Organic: Breaking New Ground: Farmer Perspectives on Organic Transition
  • Calendar

Vol. XII No. 2 Spring 2017

    Spring 2017 Oregon Small Farm News

Welcome Clare Sullivan
Taking the Research on the Road: The Future of Oregon’s Farmland
Dry Farming Collaborative: Innovating and adapting to a changing climate
Food Hubs and Wholesale Market Development
Research on Essential Oils to Control Snails and Slugs
Small Farms and a Regional Food Bank Grow Community Food Security
New Report on Farmer Transition to Organic: Breaking New Ground: Farmer Perspective on Organic Transition
On-Farm Food Safety Workshops for Oregon Produce Growers
Protect Oregon’s Brassica Crops: ODA’s black leg rules aim to control an outbreak
Local Food Production and Sales Increase in the Rogue Valley
How Has Cannabis Legalization Affected Small Farms so Far?
Reflections of a SARE Fellow
D.I.Y Farm Tools and Equipment
GROW Healthy Kids and Communities - Reporting Back After 5 Years in Communities

Vol. XII No. 1 Winter 2017

Winter 2017 Oregon Small Farm NewsThe 41st Issue
Organic Farming Gets a Boost from New Partnership Between Oregon State University and Oregon Tilth with Launch of Organic Extension Program
Breaking Down Beef with Retail Butchers and a Small Meat Processor
OSU Central Analytical Laboratory
Best Milking Practices for Small-Scale Dairies
Oregon Community Food Systems Network Seeks New Partners
Small Plant Operators Meet with USDA Officials at Gunthorp Farm
Oregon Organic Coalition Bestows Awards for Excellence on Nine Oregon Individuals and Companies


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