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Automotive/Equipment Repair

Jack Williams
In field tractor repair, welding services.
541-744-1234.

Kley Repair & Services
42763 McKenzie Hwy
Leaburg, OR 97489
541-896-3371

Pete’s Automotive & Towing
51752 Cascade
Blue River, OR 97413
541-822-3592

Tractor Work

Chris Toy, Nebo Mountain Ranch
Custom hay and tractor work.
541-514-7982

Aaron Jorgenson

Custom Hay

541 726 2761

Walter Henderson
Custom tractor work.
541-915-3810

Landscape Services

A-1 Ron’s Stump & Tree Removal
6635 A Street
Springfield, OR 97479
541-600-2111

Agriculture & Water

EWEB- Healthy Farms Clean Water Program
This program aims to protect the McKenzie River as a critical water resource and support the economic viability of farming by engaging growers and providing incentives.
http://www.eweb.org/sourceprotection/farms

Upper Willamette Soil & Water Conservation District
Soil testing, soil health, agricultural water quality, rural living handbook, conservation practices.
http://www.uwswcd.org/

Conservation Planning/ Restoration

McKenzie River Trust
The McKenzie River Trust acquires property interests in land with clear public benefits to ensure that those values will be available to people for many generations.
http://mckenzieriver.org

McKenzie Watershed Council
Working primarily with private landowners on a voluntary basis to conserve and restore riparian and aquatic habitat, cooperate with partners to monitor and maintain water quality, implement watershed education programs, focus outreach to residents and provide a monthly forum for addressing important issues.
http://www.mckenziewc.org/

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers in order to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, reduced soil erosion and sedimentation or improved or created wildlife habitat.
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/eqip/

NRCS Conservation Planning
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assists individuals and groups in identifying and solving conservation problems on private lands through a partnership with local conservation districts. The NRCS, with help from its partners, continues to help clients prepare conservation plans for the lands they make decisions on. The process is voluntary and participatory. Each client serves as the final decision maker throughout the process.
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/technical/cp/

Voluntary Incentives Program
Rural landowners who maintain high quality land along the river meeting certain standards will qualify to receive annual payments.
http://www.eweb.org/sourceprotection/vip

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. This unique state and federal partnership allows landowners to receive incentive payments and conservation rental payments from the Farm Services Agency (FSA) for establishing long-term, riparian buffers on eligible land.
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=copr&topic=cep

Grants and Loans

Aggie Bond Program
The Aggie Bond Program provides affordable financing to new farms for financing capital purchases– up to $250,000 for the purpose of depreciable agricultural property (including equipment, livestock, feed, fertilizer and seeds) for first time farmers; up to $62,600 on used equipment for first time farmers; and/or up to $509,600 for farmland purchases.
http://www.oregon4biz.com/Business-financing-resources/Oregon-Finance-Programs/Aggie-Bond-Program/

Community Lending Works
Offers lending programs are tailored to suit you and your needs. They empower your financial success by offering different types of loans, including small farm loans for food producers and farmers to support increase in product availability, infrastructure and equipment.
http://communitylendingworks.org/community-lendingworks/loan-products/

USDA Value-Added Producer Grant
The primary objective of the VAPG program is to help agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of bio-based value-added products. Generating new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities, and increasing producer income are the end goals of this program.
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/bcp_vapg.html

Western SARE- Farmer/Rancher Grants
These one- to three-year grants are conducted by agricultural producers with support and guidance from a technical advisor. Individual farmers or ranchers may apply for up to $15,000, and a group of three or more producers may apply for up to $25,000. Producers typically use their grants to conduct on-site experiments that can improve their operations and the environment and can be shared with other producers. Grant recipients may also focus on marketing and organic production.
http://www.westernsare.org/Grants/Types-of-Grants

In 2015, Berggren Demo Farm received a WSARE Grant. Here is a link to our application: Berggren WSARE Application 

Land Access

American Farmland Trust
Helps farmers and ranchers protect their land, produce a healthier environment and build successful communities.
http://www.farmland.org

iFarm Oregon
A land and resource connection service and online database.
http://www.ifarmoregon.org

Farm Planning/Technical Assistance

ATTRA
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service is managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and is funded under a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business‐Cooperative Service. It provides information and other technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.
http://attra.ncat.org

OSU Extension Small Farms Program
The OSU Extension Small Farms program concentrates on commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. It provides consultation, educational programs, materials and resources addressing conventional and organic/biological farming systems consistent with clientele goals.
http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/

Web Soil Survey
The Web Soil Survey provides agricultural producers, agencies, Technical Service Providers, and others electronic access to relevant soil and related information needed to make land-use and management decisions.
http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov

Holistic Management International
Their mission is to educate people to manage land in a sustainable way through connecting supporting, and training farmers and ranchers to be good stewards of the land.
http://holisticmanagement.org/

Business Planning and Training

Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO)
NEDCO supports small businesses through their Hatch program that equips aspiring business owners with the tools and skills they need to achieve long-term economic stability.
http://nedcocdc.org/

Lane Community College AgriBusiness Management
Helps farm businesses achieve their business goals through improved management, organization, and improved horticulture capacity.
http://lanesbdc.com/

OSU Small Farms Program Growing Farms Class Series
Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management provides farmers with the tools and knowledge they need to develop and manage a successful farm business.
https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/growing-farms-successful-whole-farm-management

Insurance

Country Financial Insurance Company
Agents have experience insuring small farm in the McKenzie Valley.
www.countryfinancial.com/dustin.sain

Farmers Insurance- Scott Littlejohn
Interest in working with agricultural producers.
http://www.farmersagent.com/slittlejohn

 

Poultry Processing

Mineral Springs
25500 Yamhill Rd
Willamina, OR 97396
503-876-8231
http://www.mineralspringspoultry.com/

B & K Natural Farm
158 Thomas Rd
Sutherlin, OR
541-459-0830

Rain Shadow El Rancho
Scio, OR
541-259-5006
http://rainshadowelrancho.com/

1000 Bird Exemption and Poultry Bill FAQ
Allows for poultry to be processed and sold on farm if processing less than 1000 birds annually.
http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/1000-bird/oregon%E2%80%99s-1000-bird-exemption-rules-and-best-practices

Markets and Marketing

Sprout! Downtown Springfield Farmers Market
Fridays, 3-7pm, year-round
http://sproutfoodhub.org/sprout/

Lane Local Foods
Online farmers market.
http://lanelocalfoods.com

Locally Grown Guide
A comprehensive guide of foods and beverages produce in Lane County and surrounding area.
http://www.lanefood.org/locally-grown.php

Local Food Connection
An annual business networking conference connecting food producers with area food buyers.
http://localfoodconnection.org