Western Region SARE is supporting the Creating Impactful Education with Farmers and Ranchers Project across Oregon from 2022 to 2024. Cohort members are from OSU Extension, Oregon Agricultural Trust, Oregon Tilth, Oregon Climate Action Network, Elderberry Wisdom Farm, and Oregon Department of Agriculture. More information on these 10 co-led local food systems projects is coming soon!
Western Region IPM Center article on this work in Oregon Building Community Partnerships to Improve IPM Outcomes (October 2021)
Gain insights from the first three partnerships in Increasing the Reach of Integrated Pest Management through Community Partnerships (July 2021)
- Biologically-based IPM for NE Oregon Cropping Systems with Darrin Walenta (Extension Agronomist), state and local NRCS, NRCS West Technical Support Center, Xerces Society, PlantWorks, and local farmers began in 2017.
- Middle Rogue Pesticide Stewardship Partnership (PSP) with Gordon Jones (General Agriculture) and Rick Hilton (Extension Entomologist) at SOREC, Rogue River Watershed Council, Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, and local stakeholders and growers. See the Middle Rogue PSP Strategic Plan for details about this ongoing work.
- Cranberry Pesticide Resistance Prevention Program with Cassie Bouska (General Agriculture), OceanSpray, Oregon Cranberry Association, and local farmers in 2018-2019.
- Smallholder Pesticide Risk Reduction Education Program was co-developed through a successful train-the-trainer program with vegetable farmers in Senegal from 2013 to 2016. The resulting scaled-up pesticide risk management reduced the use of highly hazardous pesticides and increased the adoption of protective mitigation practices that minimized exposures.