An array of government agencies deliver guidance, assistance, and services related to food, food production, agriculture, and agri-tourism. Connect with these agencies for more information.
OSU's Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems works to advance sustainable agriculture, community food systems, and economic progress for Oregon's small farmers and ranchers and providing a leading-edge experience for students.
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission works to ensure that tribal treaty rights are protected collaborates with state and federal agencies to ensure fair harvest sharing between the tribal and non-tribal fisheries.
Eat Oregon Seafood is part of OSU's Oregon Sea Grant. The program's vision is one of thriving coastal communities and ecosystems in Oregon. They achieve this vision by serving as a catalyst that promotes discovery, understanding and resilience for Oregon coastal communities and ecosystems.
OSU Farm Extension partners with communities in every county of Oregon to provide information, services and expertise to meet local challenges and help every Oregonian thrive
The Food Innovation Center is a resource for client-based product and process development, packaging engineering and shelf life studies, food safety, and consumer sensory testing. Research work is conducted to develop innovative processing, packaging and traceability technologies, and address food safety challenges. The FIC also engages in scholarly research in agricultural economics and marketing.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture serves the changing needs of Oregon’s diverse agricultural and food sectors to maintain and enhance a healthy natural resource base and strong economy in rural and urban communities across the state.
The Oregon Health Authority provides a WIC Program to deliver Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) for Women, Infants and Children
The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent state agency established in Oregon statute. The Oregon Wine Board manages marketing, research and education initiatives that support and advance Oregon’s statewide wine and wine grape industry.
The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, works to enhance visitors’ experiences by providing information, resources and trip planning tools that inspire travel and consistently convey the exceptional quality of Oregon. The commission aims to improve Oregonians’ quality of life by strengthening the economic impacts of the state’s $12.3 billion tourism industry that employs more than 115,000 Oregonians.