Oregon

Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC)

WORC is a regional network of 7 grassroots community organizations that include 10,000 members and 38 local chapters. WORC helps its member groups succeed by providing training and coordinating regional issue campaigns. WORC is focusing on environmental and family farming and ranching issues.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Industrial Ag Issues

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Wyoming

Western Rural Development Center

The Western Rural Development Center is one of four regional centers funded by the USDA-CSREES to strengthen the capacity of local citizens and rural communities.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Farm Energy Options

We can also help you with:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Six Rivers Community Dispute Resolution Center

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.

We specialize in:

  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon

Oregon State U. Cooperative Extension

Find OSU Cooperative Extension county offices at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/locations.php

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing

We can also help you with:

  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon

Rogue Farm Corps

Rogue Farm Corps’ programs combine hands-on training, classroom learning and farm-based experience on a diverse network of commercial family farms in Oregon. RFC offers real world opportunities for both the beginner and the advanced farmer seeking in-depth training to launch their own farm business.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon

Oregon Rural Action

Oregon Rural Action is an ethnically diverse organization whose mission is to support and encourage community organizing around locally identified issues by promoting social justice, agricultural and economic sustainability and stewardship of the region’s land, air and water.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon

Oregon Tilth

Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit research and education membership organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture. Tilth’s history begins in 1974, as an agricultural organization with a unique urban-rural outlook. Primarily an organization of organic farmers, gardeners and consumers, Tilth offers educational events throughout the state of Oregon, and provides organic certification services to organic growers, processors, and handlers internationally.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We can also help you with:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • National
  • Oregon

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)

OMRI determines which input products are allowed for use in organic farming. ?OMRI Listed? products may be used in organic production under the USDA’s National Organic Program. A complete directory of OMRI Listed products is available for free at www.omri.org. Also, OMRI maintains a list of certified organic seed varieties and their suppliers at seeds.omri.org. Amy Bradsher is OMRI?s Marketing Manager.

We specialize in:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • National
  • Oregon

Rural Roots

Rural Roots supports and enhances sustainable and organic agriculture and community based food systems in the Inland Northwest. The program areas include: direct marketing, organics, education and community economic development. Also sponsor Cultivating Success program – small farm education courses.

We specialize in:

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Washington

SARE – OR (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, Oregon)

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is a competitive grants and education program operating in every state and island protectorate to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. OR SARE is in the Western SARE region.

We specialize in:

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon