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

The Need

  • The average age of an Oregon farmer is 60 years old
  • Between 2007 and 2012, Oregon lost nearly 25% of its beginning farmers, and nearly 10% of its farmers overall
  • Up to 50% of Oregon’s farmland is expected to change ownership in the coming decade

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?

The Vision

Oregon Farm Link is an online resource hub that provides a platform for beginning farmers and land holders to connect. Are you a beginning farmer searching for land with the primary goal of starting a farming business? Click here to create a land seeker listing, and search available land. Do you have land available for farming? Click here to post your land, and connect with land seekers. Are you interested in training, jobs, financing options, or other resources? Check out our Resource Library and Jobs page, or post a job!

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.