Discover agriculture

Oregon has a rich, deep history of farming, supported by a moderate climate, excellent soil and abundant water.

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Christmas trees, Redland, OR

The quantity and quality of our natural resources help Oregon remain one of the top producing states for greenhouse and nursery products, Christmas trees, grass seed, peppermint, blackberries and filberts.

Oregon farmers provide hundreds of other crops, including wheat, potatoes, pears, onions, snap beans and sweet corn.

Oregon wines are nationally known for their excellence, especially the chardonnay and pinot noir from Yamhill and Washington counties.

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Woodburn Tulip Festival

Are you a flower lover? Our climate is just right for many flowers, like these from the Woodburn Tulip Festival!

Oregon is a great place for berries! Spring and early summer bounty includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and many other varieties of cane berries.

We encourage you to read the informative material provided by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Clackamas County agriculture

Agricultural enterprises have been a mainstay of our community since the mid-1800s. The Willamette Valley ecoregion hosts the majority of Oregon’s population, bringing increasing pressure to convert farmland to other uses.

If you are farming land in Clackamas County, or if you are interested in doing so, a “must have” resource is OSU Extension.

The Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by CCSWCD. CCSWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.