The Small Farms Program serves commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces both organic/biological and conventional farming systems and emphasizes three areas:

  • Small Acreage Stewardship—Addressing land management and soil and water quality for non-commercial small acreages.
  • Commercial Small Farms—Addressing high value horticulture, livestock and poultry, and alternative crop production emphasizing organic and pasture based systems and specialty and niche production. Value-added product development is often integrated with production.
  • Community Food Systems—Addressing alternative and specialty marketing through creation and enhancement of local and regional food systems and farm direct marketing channels. Farmers markets, agritourism, farm to retail and institution sales are special emphasizes.

What do you think we should work on next?

Another survey?  The short answer is yes.  The longer answer is yes, and the results will be used in prioritizing our work for OSU Extension Service Small Farms program for Benton, Lane & Linn counties.

We have developed this survey with the sole purpose to better understand the needs for small farm educational programming and support that may benefit your farm, ranch or small-holding. Our hope is that we can help keep family farms vibrant, strengthen ecosystems and support sustainable food systems.

We anticipate this survey to take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Results are anonymous. Please click on the link below to be directed to the electronic survey. Small Farms Program Survey   Thank you!