Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board: The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is a state agency that provides grants to help Oregonians take care of local streams, rivers, wetlands and natural areas. Community members and landowners use scientific criteria to decide jointly what needs to be done to conserve and improve rivers and natural habitat in the places where they live. OWEB grants are funded from the Oregon Lottery, federal dollars, and salmon license plate revenue. The agency is led by a 17 member citizen board drawn from the public at large, tribes, and federal and state natural resource agency boards and commissions.
Oregon Department of Agriculture ODA has a three-fold mission: food safety and consumer protection, protecting the natural resource base, and marketing agricultural products.
Farm Service Agency Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.
*The Polk County FSA office is closed. Current farm records were transferred to the Marion County FSA Office for administration. Location: 650 Hawthorne Avenue SE, Suite 130, Salem, OR 97301-5894 (503) 399-5977
OSU Extension OSU Extension faculty work with business people, growers, foresters, youth, and community leaders. They see first-hand what’s working, and what’s not working, in Oregon communities.
Natural Resource Conservation Service Their goal is not just a sustainable, nutritious, abundant food supply, but also thriving ecosystems that support a diversity of life. In the next century, NRCS will not only continue to tackle familiar challenges like ensuring clean water and healthy soil, but will also rise to meet new issues, such as clean air, clean energy, climate change, and new technology.