Photo by Meaghin Kennedy
Something must be done to bridge this widening gap between farmers leaving and entering agriculture. Who will grow our food? How can we reverse these trends and help a newer generation of farmers get on the land?
Oregon Farm Link is an online resource hub that provides a platform for beginning farmers and land holders to connect.
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.