we are the next generation of farmers and ranchers

Our farm training programs offer hands-on experience on a diverse network of commercial family farms in Oregon.

We provide real world opportunities for beginners and advanced students of agriculture.

we are now taking applications for the 2017 season! 

farm training   programs

RFC offers two training programs in four dynamic agricultural communities across Oregon. Start your future in farming with RFC.

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BECOME A farm host & MENTOR

RFC offers farm mentors a legal structure for training the next generation through on-farm internships and apprenticeships.

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PITCH IN ~ support new farmers

Get involved! Support the transformation of the food system from the ground up. Your gift directly supports RFC's on-farm training programs.

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Start To Farm~ now accepting applications!

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Read our new report:

"As older farmers retire over the next two decades, over 10 million acres, or 64 percent of Oregon’s agricultural land, will pass to new owners. How that land changes hands, who acquires it, and what they do with the land will impact Oregon for generations."

The report was co-written by RFC's Farm Preservation Program Director, Nellie McAdams and colleagues from Oregon State and Portland State Universities.