Oregon

Oregon USDA Agricultural Mediation Program

Six Rivers is Oregon’s USDA Certified Agriculture Mediation Program and is designed to meet the negotiation and conflict resolution needs of agricultural producers in the state of Oregon. Certified Mediation Programs work with Federal Agencies connected to the USDA, including Federal Forest Service, NRCS, FSA, Rural Development and Rural Housing, Risk Management as well as USDA Organic. Agricultural Credit disputes or negotiations are handled here as well as Agricultural foreclosure. Cases involve capturing crop values, commodity pricing, capturing cash flows, collateral values, FSA guaranteed program and financial ratios.

We specialize in:

  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

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  • Oregon

Oregon State University Coast to Forest: Mental Health Promotion in Rural Oregon

The Coast to Forest collaboration between the OSU Extension Family and Community Health Program and the OSU Center for Health Innovation works on mental health promotion and substance misuse prevention. Our goals work to: Reduce opioid misuse and abuse and their underlying causes and consequences Improve mental health and well-being in four rural or frontier Oregon counties: Lincoln, Tillamook, Baker, and Union The Coast to Forest initiative builds upon existing state and community strengths and resources. This includes a growing network of community health workers, radio stations covering communities health and wellness, community-level partnerships and an expanding Mental Health First Aid network

We specialize in:

  • Farm Stress
  • Substance Use Support

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  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

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  • Oregon

Pacific Northwest CSA Coalition

Workshops on how to run a CSA program, marketing to CSA customers, assistance to farmers who want to offer their CSA shares to SNAP recipients, providing nutrition incentive programs to make CSA shares accessible, business planning workshops

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

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  • Oregon
  • Washington

Demeter Association, Inc.

Demeter USA provides whole farm Biodynamic certification, viewing the farm as a living organism. In addition to organic certification requirements, Demeter requires 10% biodiversity set-aside, on-farm fertility and pest control, and rigorous processing standards that emphasize minimal product manipulation.

We specialize in:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

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  • Oregon

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP)

The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect people and the environment by advancing ecologically sound alternatives to pesticides. NCAP is dedicated to sustainable agriculture, public education around pesticides and related health concerns, and helping to develop better public policy relating to pesticides.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing

We can also help you with:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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  • California
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Livelihood NW

Business planning workshops, Bookkeeping training, One-on-one Business advising, Cohort-based growth programs, connections to resources including legal, credit repair, tax prep, access to capital, contracts, and more. We work with all businesses and do not specifically specialize in any industry including farming. We are familiar with the many challenges that are shared across all small businesses.

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

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  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers

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  • Oregon

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Tree-Planters and Farmworkers United)

OR’s farmworker union, farmworker advocacy, conducts Healthy Workplaces trainings for agriculture workers and runs a community-owned radio station

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Farm Stress
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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  • Oregon

Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs

“The mission of the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs is to work toward economic, social, political and legal equality for Oregon´s Hispanic population.
Our principles and Values:
Equity for Hispanic Oregonians in jobs and the economy, education, health, safety, family stability, environment, and civic engagement.
Equal treatment and protection against discrimination.
Access to helpful information on services and available resources.
Working in partnership on research and policy analysis of longstanding issues and barriers to success within the Hispanic community statewide.
Our Statutory Goals and Strategic Priorities
Advocate for equitable policies assuring the success of Latino and Hispanic Oregonians at the state level.
Engage community and state partners to promote equity for Latinos statewide.
Study and analyze issues affecting the Hispanic community statewide and recommend policy remedies to state policy makers.
Grow and develop leaders the Hispanic community at the state level in all branches.
Increase the viability and visibility of the contributions and achievements of Hispanic Oregonians statewide.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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  • Oregon

Legal Aid Services of Oregon Farmworker Center

“LASO’s Farmworker Program helps agricultural workers throughout Oregon with employment, housing, civil rights and other legal issues. To apply for services, call 800-662-6096.”

We specialize in:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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  • Oregon

Farmworker Housing Development Corporation (OR)

“Developing farmworker leadership for stronger and more secure families and communities through affordable housing, social services, education, and economic development.”

We specialize in:

  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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  • Oregon