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. 3 Summer 2015Small Farms Summer 2015 Cover


  • Welcome 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
  • Calendar


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
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