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. XIII No. 4 Fall 2018

FeaturingFall 2018 Oregon Small Farm News

  • 2019 OSU Small Farms Conference is Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 
  • A Farmer Should Not Be In Regular Pain! A look at the risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders and how the science of ergonomics can help 
  • OSU Mechanical Cultivation Field Day a Major Success!
  • Oregon Community Food Systems by the Numbers
  • Grafting is a Biological Disease Management Strategy
  • Communities, Food, and Resilience
  • Ecotrust is Hosting a Four-State “Ag of the Middle” Business Accelerator Program. Designed for Farmers, Ranchers, and Fishers 
  • NMPAN turns 10!
  • Welcome, Lauren Johnson! New OCFSN staff housed at OSU 
  • Calendar                          










Vol. XIII No. 3 Summer 2018

Summer 2018 Oregon Small Farm News

Dry Farming Project Continues to Expand!
A Dim Light Ignited a Century Ago: The Invention of Vegetable Grafting
SARE Fellows Visit Oregon!        
Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program (FDNP) 2018 Info for Farmers
How to Starve Animals with a Full Stomach
What’s Fresh and When?: A Seafood Guide                 




Vol. XIII No. 2 Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Oregon Small Farm News

Using Coyotes to Protect Livestock. Wait. What?
Japanese Agricultural Innovation Stories
Take Action RIGHT NOW to Manage Tansy Ragwort
CSA Marketing: Three Tips for Increasing Membership
Results of 2017 WSU-Mount Vernon Grain Pea Trial
Food Roots in Tillamook Opens Local Food Storefront


Vol. XIII No. 1 Winter 2018Winter 2018 Oregon Small Farm News

Economic Impact of Local Food Producers in Central OregonWestern Washington and Oregon Pasture Management Calendar Debuts Update on the Produce Safety Rule From Oregon Department of AgricultureHeadwaters Incubator Program – Cultivating Farms and Future Stewards  No Small TaskConnecting the Dots between Farm Succession and Land Preservation 
Apple Orchard Diversity:  Every Weather Event Selects for Resilience


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