Resource Education & Agriculture Leadership

REAL Oregon is an annual leadership and professional development program that exposes a cross- section of individuals from Oregon’s natural resource communities to the diversity of Oregon’s geography, economy and cultures through a series of five statewide sessions.

2019-20 Program Sponsors

Diamond Level ($10,000+)


Gold Level ($5,000+)

Oregon Seed Council

Oregon Blueberry Commission

Oregon Tall Fescue Commission

Starker Forests

Oregon Grass Seed Bargaining Association

Silver Level ($2,500+)

Dunn Carney Allen Higgins

& Tongue

       Northwest Transplants

Ruby Level ($1,000+)

Hancock Forest Management

Oregonians for Food and Shelter

Oregon Aglink

Marion County Farm Bureau

Update Management, Inc.

Pearl Level ($250+)

Multnomah County Farm Bureau

William and Tracy Buhrig

Riddell Farms

RW Beyer Enterprises

Macey Wessels

Ruddenklau Farms

R & R King Logging

Oregon Women For Agriculture

Patriot Hemp Services

Skyline Brewing

2020-21 REAL Oregon Application

Class 4 Details and Application
Bringing together Oregon’s future leaders from agriculture, fishing and forestry is innovative and forward thinking.  REAL Oregon cultivates leaders through hands-on learning and helps them build relationships within natural resources.  I am excited to see graduates from the program use their skills to effectively promote our industry to all Oregonians.
Alexis Taylor

Director, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Target Participants

Our Competitive Selection Process Includes:


Natural Resource/Agriculture

  • Farmers
  • Ranchers
  • Forest managers
  • Fishery specialists


  • Processors
  • Handlers
  • Vendors
  • Crop consultants
  • Financiers


  • Mill operators
  • Miners

Rural Communities

  • Government services
  • Community leaders


  • Government agencies
  • Oregon State University

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