Oregon

Ecotrust

Ecotrust’s mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being. For more than 20 years we have sought paths towards more ?natural economies,? striving for a new development model that creates more reliable prosperity by promoting resilience in communities, economies, and ecosystems.

We specialize in:

  • Farm Energy Options
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Land Access

We can also help you with:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

The Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network is a national network of experts that assist on-the-ground efforts and each other in order to improve processing infrastructure and increase capacity for niche meats. The network provides assistance with technical problems, business planning, labor, communications, and food safety/regulatory expertise. Arion Thiboumery at Iowa State and Lauren Gwin at Oregon State are both primary contacts for the Network.

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Industrial Ag Issues

We work in these areas:

  • Iowa
  • National
  • Oregon

Northwest Farm Credit Services

Farm Credit ServicesTM, also known as Northwest Farm Credit Services or Northwest FCS, is a cooperatively owned lending association specializing in financing farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, and country home owners in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. It also provides leasing and appraisal services, and life, mortgage, disability, and crop insurance programs.

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Alabama
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education)

Western SARE is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture.

We specialize in:

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

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

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

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
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

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

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 Counseling & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Washington