Organic and Conventional Farming

P1020020 SIO Cover CropWest Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District can help you with questions about horses, livestock, organic and conventional farming, and many other issues involved with living on a farm in Western Oregon.

The Conservation District is here to help with both types of operations. We are available to offer free technical advice as we walk your property and talk with you about improvements you’d like to make.

We work with farms to:

  • Reduce fertilizer use without decreasing production
  • Install pollinator hedgerows
  • Improve soil quality
  • Increase sustainable practices
  • Decrease pests
  • Improve irrigation

Click here for a cover crop guide.

The Conservation District encourages locally sourced products.  Our District contains numerous farm stands, locally-sourced restaurants and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operations. Please look for our pages on Pasture Health, Horses & Livestock, Soil Health and other related topics.




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