Certifications, Food Safety, & Risk Management

Getting Started with Shipping your Value-Add Products

Are you a grower who has started producing value-add goods, or is hoping to start in the near future? Are you wondering how to begin shipping these products to reach folks beyond your local community? In this recorded webinar, Speaker Holly Cooper of Seattle Elderberry presents on what she has learned from doing fulfillment for…

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Legal Support – Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF)

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) protects the rights of farmers and consumers to engage in direct commerce through legal representation and policy work. Our members receive help drafting the agreements they need to provide food directly to consumers. We are there for farmers facing inspection and regulatory issues and may provide representation of members facing…

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Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network Beginner’s Guide to Local Meat Processing

This online resource, produced by the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network, is a comprehensive guide to local meat processing for beginning farmers and ranchers. It includes fact sheets and rules sheets for processing, a crash course on small plant economics for livestock producers to consider in making processing decisions, and a short checklist for farmers…

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FAQ about using custom-exempt processing facilities

This article produced by Oregon State University Beef Cattle Sciences outlines and answers some of the most common questions asked about utilizing custom-exempt slaughter and processing facilities in Oregon. It specifically lays out recommendations for beef, pork, lamb, and goat.

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Rent a Commercial Kitchen in Oregon – The Kitchen Door

Find Commissary Kitchens in Oregon! Discover commercial, commissary, and shared kitchens for rent by the Kitchen Door.

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USDA Crop and Livestock Insurance

USDA makes crop and livestock insurance information readily available and accessible by allowing customers to quickly calculate premiums, locate agents, and download files on demand.

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Legal Support – Farm Aid Resource Guide for Legal Issues in Farming

Farm Aid’s mission is to keep family farmers on the land. They're best known for our annual music, food and farm festival, but they work each and every day, year-round to build a system of agriculture that values family farmers, good food, soil and water, and strong communities. Learn more about the day-to-day work to…

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USDA’s Resources for Small and Mid-sized Farmers

The USDA's Resources for Small and Mid-sized Farmers share information about access to capital, land management and conservation practices, managing risk, finding local markets, and other educational resources.

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Legal Support – Farm Commons

Farm Commons provides legal workshops, timely resources, and a community for farmers, ranchers, and their service providers.

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USDA’s Risk Management Agency

USDA's Risk Management Agency provides enterprise calculators, evaluations and planning guides.

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