Oregon Small Farm News


    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.

    To subscribe to our email list -  email smallfarmsprogram@oregonstate.edu

    Vol. XVII No. 2 Spring 2022
    In this issue:
    • Drought, Fire, Flood, Disaster Relief & Resiliency Programs
    • New Small Farms Program Podcast: For the Love of Farming  
    • The Power of Women Farm Networks  
    • Overwintering Cauliflower and Purple Sprouting Broccoli for Willamette Valley Farmers: Summary of NWREC Variety Demonstrations
    • New Online Course for Oregon Producers Considering Agritourism
    • Farmers, Ranchers & Advocates Praise Legislature for Funding Program to Keep Working Lands Working 
    • Organic Nutrient Management for Vegetable Production: a new online course for farmers and other professionals
    • Oregon Agriculture Food And Fiber: An Economic Analysis 2021
    • Online Spring Workshop Series for Equine Owners    

    Past Issues

    Vol. XVII No. 1 Winter 2022
    • Tomato Grafting for Dry-Farmed Production in Oregon 
    • 2022 OSU Small Farms Conference Has Gone Virtual This Year, 2/18 & 2/19
    • Keeping Livestock and Pastures Healthy Over the Winter
    • Keeping Oregon Producers Continue to Adapt Direct to Consumer Marketing 
    • A Climate Resilience Toolbox for Working with Oregon’s Farmers and Ranchers
    • New Faces Join The OSU Small Farms Program
    • Farming on The Edge
    • Policy Opportunities To Advance Climate Resilience on Oregon’s Agricultural Lands
    Vol. XVI No. 2 Spring 2021
    • Racism Has Again Led to Murder
    • Oregon Food Hub Network: New map and list of hubs around the state
    • Work Wear for Women Farmers
    • Kameji Abe and the Historic Rice Cultivar Kameno-o (Tortoise Tail)
    • Agricultural Drainage Channel Maintenance (ADCM) Program
    • Western Meat School
    Vol. XVI No. 3 Summer 2021
    • Oregon Agritourism Limited Liability Signs Oregon

    • Managing Hypochaeris radiata May Prevent Stringhalt Disease in Horses

    • Jujiro Maruo and the Rice Cultivar ‘Shinriki’

    • Announcing The Viviane Barnett Food System Fellows Sixteen Leaders of Color Selected for Contributions, Potential in Food Systems Change

    • Oregon Taste Launches First Ever Statewide Directory of Fresh Oregon Food Producers `

    • 2021 Oregon Olive School: For The Growing Industry in Oregon

    • Save the Date: OSU Small Farms Conference

    Vol. XVI No. 4 Fall 2021
    • Exploring Dry Farmed Winter Tomatoes in the PNW
    • Managing Tansy Ragwort: Know your options and the best timing for controlling this toxic weed
    • Small Meat Processors & Regulatory Burden - NMPAN Evaluates The Impact of Federal Agency Oversight
    • Living On the Land: Small Acreage Stewardship Series Being Offered in the 11 Southern Willamette Valley `
    • HB 2785 Strengthens Oregon Small & Niche Meat Processing Sector