Farming and Agriculture

Farming and Agriculture

Oregon is one of the country's most agriculturally diverse states, producing more than 220 agricultural commodities. Farming practices have profound impacts on conservation and the environment

Articles & Stories

Chris Jagger harvesting lettuce The young couple stood on a grassy hill and looked...
Oregonians are blessed with an abundance of high-quality food. But not all Oregonians have...
"Cattle outnumber people in southeast Oregon." -- Bob Rost The livestock industry, particularly...
Jersey Milk Cows, Lynn Ketchum (OSU EESC) Milk is Oregon's official state beverage and its...
Changes in agricultural practices are fundamental to the health of the Willamette Basin's economy...

Maps and Tools

The Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program was established in 1958 to honor the state's rich... more

Data Collections

The Oregon Census of Agriculture is provided by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.... more

About This Topic

Development of the site formerly known as the Oregon "Farm Explorer" has been a collaboration among:

OSU Libraries and Press: OSU Libraries and Press engages with the OSU community and the people of Oregon in their pursuit of knowledge. The OSULP partnership with the Institute for Natural Resources supports delivery of information and services related to the protection and management of Oregon's vitally important natural resources through the Oregon Explorer natural resources digital library.

Institute for Natural Resources: The Institute for Natural Resources provides Oregonians with ready access to current, relevant science-based information, methods, and tools for better understanding natural resource management challenges and developing solutions. INR co-manages the Oregon Explorer with OSULP.

Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture: With special acknowledgement to Anita Azerenko, former Horticulture Department Head.

Funding for the Oregon Farm Explorer development was provided by the Oregon University College of Agricultural Sciences and the Department of Horticulture. In-kind support provided by OSU Libraries and the Institute for Natural Resources.