About Oregon Farm Link

Oregon Farm Link connects beginning farmers and ranchers with land holders, helping to grow Oregon’s next generation of family farmers.

Photo by Meaghin Kennedy


Oregon Farm Link’s mission is to connect beginning farmers and ranchers with land holders to help Oregon grow the next generation of family farmers. Friends of Family Farmers acknowledges that inequity in our current agricultural system is a direct result of generations of injustice and exploitation. FoFF and OFL understand the importance and necessity of creating a culture of opportunity and pledges to invest in our programs in ways that right historical wrongs and provide equitable access to land. We envision an agricultural system in which farmers, animals, land and communities can thrive, this vision for the land is only going to happen by collaborating with melanated people and honoring the original culture of caring and stewardship.

Land Acknowledgement

Oregon Farm Link (a program of Friends of Family Farmers) works to connect farmers and landholders on the traditional lands of the Indigenous communities who have lived and continue to live on the land we now call Oregon. As part of a deliberate attempt to eradicate Native people, they were forcibly removed from their original homeland in areas where we now work, live and farm.  We would like to honor and acknowledge Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes, who have stewarded these lands since time immemorial: the Klamath tribe of the Southern Oregon; the Burns Paiute of the high-desert east; the Coquille of Southern Oregon’s coastal forests; the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in the northern Coast Range; the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua in the Southern Oregon foothills; the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla in the Blue Mountains; the Confederated Tribes of Siletz in Oregon’s northern rainforests; the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw on the southern coast; and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs on the eastern slopes of the Oregon Cascades. And we would like to recognize all the other indigenous communities who have not been federally recognized.

How does it work?

Step 1: Browse listings. Anybody can browse the land seeker and available land listings. Step 2: Create a user profile and then create either a land holder or land seeker listing. Each user must create both a profile and a listing of what they are offering and/or looking for before communicating directly with any of the site’s other listings. This is a two step process. Once you have created a profile, you will be able to make your own listing for publication on the website. All Farm Link listings require approval from FoFF staff, which normally happens within 2 business days, so please be aware that you will not be able to immediately contact other listings. If you are a beginning farmer with fewer than 2 years of farming experience, we encourage you to check out our Beginning Farmer Resources page. Step 3: Connect! Once you receive an email confirmation that your listing has been approved, you can log in to the site and send blind emails to users at the address in the bottom right corner of the page. Be sure to include a link to your Oregon Farm Link listing when you email other users so they know who you are! Click here for tips on connecting with Farm Link Users. More than 70 land matches have been made since the program started in 2009. Learn about some successful land connections made through OFL.
Oregon Farm Link listings are prohibited from discrimination based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, martial status, political beliefs, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.