Our Mission:

To advance sustainable agriculture, community food systems, and economic progress for Oregon's farmers and ranchers and provide a leading-edge experience for students.

We Are

  • OSU Extension Small Farms Program
  • Oregon Community Food System Network
  • Organic Extension Program
  • Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network
  • Catalysts for innovative, cross-disciplinary research and outreach
  • Partners with Oregon’s sustainable food and farming organizations
  • Educators exploring and analyzing sustainable agriculture and food systems
  • Changing the World

Our Goals

Successful Farmers: Innovative, financially viable entrepreneurs fluent in markets and policy from farm to plate.

Resilient Farms: Farming systems based on environmental principles.

Robust Community Food Systems: Local and regional food systems generating environmental stewardship, human health, equity, and community economic development.

Students with high “Food IQ”: Engaged, critical thinkers – the next generation of farmers, consumers, scientists, and community leaders.