Oregon Tilth and Oregon State University (OSU) Small Farms Program has solidified a long-term partnership with each other to mutually benefit each organization and organic farmers. Focusing on four targeted areas to benefit small organic farmers.
Oregon Tilth is offering a five-day training for professionals focusing on organic landscape practices including Integrated Pest Management, soil building, sustainable landscape design, organic weed management, marketing organic land care, storm water management, tree care, sustainable resources and more. Register Now!
Now in its fourth year, the Local Food Connection brings together local food producers and buyers to make business connections and share information about building and maintaining strong sustainable food networks.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture is now accepting grant proposals for project funding as part of a federal program for specialty crops. Concept papers are due by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2010.
The deadline for Oregon farmers and ranchers who are certified organic or transitioning into organic to apply for the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) assistance has been extended until further notice.
Oregon Tilth joined many partner organizations in signing a letter written to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions providing recommendations on Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act. The letter was submitted by NSAC (National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition) on Nov. 16.
Oregon received $202,500 in reimbursement funds for the October 1, 2009 -September 30, 2010 period. Applications are due by October 31, 2010.
Our very own Inspector/Reviewer extraordinaire, Mike Dill, wrote an in-depth article in the November 2009 Coffee Talk magazine explaining the organic coffee certification process.
Introduction to Oregon Tilth blog land
A new grant that will help to fund farmers and rural businesses who wish to install renewable and energy efficient projects.
The Organic Farming Research Foundation needs your help improving the EQIP Organic Initiative by Nov. 10th!!
The proposed NLGMA would be detrimental for organic growers and the environment if passed. Oregon Tilth was at the recent hearings in Monterey, CA to give testimony in opposition.
Demand Organic (DO) was conceived to educate and increase public awareness of the importance of organics. We focus on consumers who have not considered the possibilities of their organic choices, in hopes of inspiring long-lasting and profound personal change. The goal is to help you navigate the confusion surrounding organics; from labeling to asking the right questions to interpreting scientific research.
The deadline for the initial round of NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program funding is September 30th.
As outlined in WSU's 2008 Oregon Organic Crop Acreage report, Oregon has seen a huge increase in certified organic crop acreage.
Oregon Tilth has been nominated in the 2nd Annual Local Hero Awards for their contribution to the region's local food movement.
Oregon Tilth has teamed up with The Western Center for Risk Management Education at Washington State University, and other organizations to assemble some of the leading nationwide experts to host an educational Summit open to all NW growers. This event, which is the first of a two-part series, is designed to provide farmers with information about identifying and addressing food safety risks on the farm.
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Availability Of Value Added Producer Grants
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has announced the first farmer sign up period for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The CSP will make payments to farmers for maintaining existing conservation practices and for adopting additional practices on cropland, grassland, improved pasture, rangeland, non-industrial private forestland and tribal lands. Payment will also be made for adopting resource conserving crop rotations.