Oregon

Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF)

Friends of Family Farmers promotes sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of Oregon’s family farmers to run a successful land-based enterprise while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians. Through education, advocacy, and community organizing, FoFF supports socially and environmentally responsible family-scale agriculture and citizens working to shape healthy rural communities. Our Oregon FarmLink program is a resource connection service with an online database: http://oregonfarmlink.org. Also, FoFF offers assistance to communities who are working to keep factory farms out of their neighborhoods, or to those that are experiencing difficulties with CAFOs.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon

Oregon State Farm Service Agency (FSA)

The primary mission of the Oregon State FSA is to assist farmers and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs administered by FSA such as farm loans, commodity price support, disaster relief, conservation, and other available resources.

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon

Adelante Mujeres

Adelante Mujeres provides education, career and economic development, and support services for low-income Spanish-speaking families. Adelante Agricultura, the sustainable farming program, aims to provide resource-limited, aspiring Latino immigrant farmers and farm workers with the training and skills necessary to farm using organic methods and to successfully market their produce.

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers
  • Resources for Women Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon

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

Willamette Farm and Food Coalition

Willamette Farm and Food Coalition is a community nonprofit that has been connecting farmers and consumers in Lane County, Oregon for the past decade. Our projects and services facilitate greater understanding of the social, economic, and environmental impacts of our food choices. We assist consumers and institutional food buyers in finding local foods, educate children about where their food comes from through our Farm to School Program, and publish the annual “Locally Grown Guide to Sourcing Local Foods”, which is available online in a searchable format: http://www.lanefood.org/locally-grown.php. Our Southern Willamette Valley Bean & Grain Project is a consortium of farms, businesses, community organizers and non-profit organizations working to stimulate the cultivation and local marketing of organically grown grains, dry beans, and edible seeds.

We specialize in:

  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Direct Marketing Assistance

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon

Yakima Valley Farmworkers Center

“We serve more than 149,000 people across 24 medical clinics, 12 dental clinics, 8 pharmacies, and 59 programs in two states. Beyond medical care, we offer dental, orthodontia, optometry, nutritional counseling, autism screening and behavioral health services. We have a wide range of specialist health providers ready to help.” Additionally, offer assistance with healthcare enrollment and through Northwest Community Action Center offer emergency energy assistance and weatherization and minor home repair to families, as well as employment and training and education.

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Stress
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers
  • Substance Use Support

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon
  • Washington

Catholic Community Services: Mid-Willamette Valley and Central Coast (OR)

Offer trauma-informed, strength-based counseling services in addition to crisis assistance, housing, and disability services

We specialize in:

  • Farm Stress
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmers with Disabilities
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers
  • Resources for LGBTQIA Farmers
  • Substance Use Support

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon

The Next Door

“The Next Door has over two dozen programs that support and empower people in our community. We help people build skills for loving relationships and healthy lives by: Providing a safety net for children at risk of abuse and neglect and for victims of crime. Leadership opportunities and economic development in our communities. Parenting support and education. Health and wellness education and advocacy. Mentoring, education, and treatment for high-risk youth and families. Giving extra support to local youth through Big Brothers and Big Sisters. With programs in Hood River, Wasco, Klickitat, Gilliam, Wheeler, Skamania, and Sherman Counties” Economic Development Services include Raíces Farming Cooperative and Promoting Prosperity entrepreneurship training and support.

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Farm Stress
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers
  • Resources for LGBTQIA Farmers
  • Substance Use Support

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon
  • Washington

Catholic Community Services

Offer mental health services to Medicare-eligible children and families; also specialized services for immigrants as well as shelter, housing, addiction recovery, etc.

We serve:

  • People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
  • Children, youth, and families facing adversity

We specialize in:

  • Farm Stress
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers
  • Substance Use Support

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon
  • Washington

Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH)

“The Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center at the University of Washington was established in 1996 and is part of a vital national infrastructure dedicated to the prevention of illness and injury among agricultural producers, workers, and their families. The center works to achieve this goal through partnerships with key stakeholders in the Northwest region (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) and it works collaboratively with other regional centers to formulate national programs and policies in agricultural health and safety. Since the Center’s inception, it has worked to engage the three major agricultural sectors in the Northwest: farming, forestry, and fishing. The Center reflects a cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and geographically diverse set of initiatives whose efforts focus primarily on populations not well represented in current research, including hired laborers, migrant/seasonal workers, women, and children.”

We specialize in:

  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Stress
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers
  • Resources for Women Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Alaska
  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Washington