Springtime in Oregon is a wonderful time of year for agriculture. Right now is the time to prepare the soil, and plant seeds and transplants. There are also a lot of decisions to be made about what to grow, and how and when to grow it.
It may seem like the warmth of summer will never get here. But you don’t have to wait for it to stop raining to get out and enjoy Oregon agriculture. Springtime is a great time of year to experience unique Oregon agriculture adventures and make family memories that will last a lifetime.
A Community Supported Agriculture farm (CSA) is a great way to nourish your family and help Oregon farmers prosper. To become a part of a CSA, you purchase a subscription from a farm, and every week you receive a share of the harvest.
The Oregon dairy industry has been producing award-winning cheeses, milk, butter, premium ice cream, sour cream and yogurt for more than 150 years.
Oregon’s climate and soils produce the right combination of growing conditions that allow Oregon farmers to produce some of the deepest colored, sweetest fruits and vegetables available.
The Hazelnut, also known as the Filbert, is the official Oregon state nut. Folks often ask: is it a Filbert or a Hazelnut? There’s truly no wrong answer. “Filbert” is the correct name for both the tree and the nut.
Oregon farmers and ranchers raise a wide selection of meats, including pork, chicken, beef, lamb, poultry, goat, buffalo, rabbit and venison. Meat raised in Oregon is nutritionally rich and part of a balanced diet.
The USDA’s new guidelines suggest people eat fish twice a week. We’re lucky to live in Oregon where we can eat local seafood year round. Oregon seafood is caught from Astoria in the north, to Brookings in the south and it provides an economic backbone to many coastal communities.
March 24-29, 2014 is National Agriculture Week, a time to salute the more than two million US agricultural operators and 35,000 family farms in Oregon.
Do your kids eat breakfast? If they do, they will likely be better behaved, have a higher IQ, do better in school and grow up to be healthy adults. These are the conclusions of a mountain of research that shows why breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" On the weekend of January 18-20, people throughout Oregon will come together to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by working to improve their communities.
Agriculture is everywhere in Oregon. You can find it in every corner of the state, and it shapes who we are as a people, our health and our culture. Agriculture is also vital to good local jobs, which is why our leaders value the important work that men and women in agriculture do every day.