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.

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    Vol. XVIII No. 1 Winter 2023
    In this issue:
    • 2023 OSU Small Farms Conference is Saturday, February 18th
    • For the Love of Farming Podcast – First Series Complete
    • Oregon Community Food Systems Network Brings Together Statewide Coalition to Distribute $1.5M for Small and Underserved Farmer Disaster Relief
    • Veteran Women for the Land Project – Enhancing Support and Growing Programming
    • Small Farms and Community Food Systems at the Oregon Legislature: Oregon Community Food Systems Network Plans for the 2023 Session
    • New Project Helps Beginning Farmers and Ranchers of All Backgrounds Access Farmland
    • DEQ Offers Free Well Water Testing in Southern Deschutes County   

    Past Issues

    Vol. XVII No. 1 Winter 2022
    • Tomato Grafting for Dry-Farmed Production in Oregon 
    • 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
    • Farming on The Edge
    • Policy Opportunities To Advance Climate Resilience on Oregon’s Agricultural Lands
    Vol. XVII No. 2 Spring 2022
    • 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
    • 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

    Vol. XVII No. 3 Summer 2022
    • New Faces On The Small Farms Team 
    • Winter Vegetable Production Publication Available 
    • New Warm-season Forage Research at Oregon State University 
    • Exploring Medicinal Herb Production in the Pacific Northwest
    • Check Out These Featured Resources From the Team
    • Oregon Producers Continue to Look to Diversify Through Agricultural Tourism 
    • Supporting the Food Systems Community in Oregon

    Vol. XVII No. 4 Fall 2022

    Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Funding Incentivizes Climate Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture  

    Save the Date for 2023 OSU Small Farms Conference

    Canine Detection & Vole Management On Organic Farms: New Project Update

    Oregon’s Farm and Ranch Equity and Anti-Racism Program (O-FREAP) 

    Oregon Farmers Receive Disaster Relief Funding for 2021 Disasters

    A Summer of Interning with the Small Farms Program

    Rogue Farm Corps seeks 2023 Mentor Host Farms Online Courses offered by the OSU Small Farms Program