- About Us
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.
- 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
Building 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
How 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
Postal Service Issues a Stamp to Commemorate Farmers Markets
Cover Crop Establishment in Western Oregon Vegetables
New USDA Local Food Directories Announced!
Pasture Management: Fall Back to Spring Ahead
Regional Conferences Nurture Regional Food Systems
Crops That Don’t Require Irrigation (and big equipment)
Jean-Martin Fortier to Speak at 2015 Small Farms Conference
Audacious Plan Continues: Provide More Small Farms Extension PositionsSouthern Oregon's May Election had Farmers on Tenderhooks
Common Misconceptions & Key Points About Dry Farming: Case Study of Dry Farmer With More Than 40 Years of Experience
Food Safety Modernization Act Update
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
Audacious 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
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
OSU 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?