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.

Thank You to Our 2022-2023 Program Sponsors

Because of our sponsors, REAL Oregon is able to work with and develop leaders who seek positive outcomes and economic vitality for our state. These individuals are in a position to understand and promote natural resource stewardship to enhance the quality of life for all Oregonians.

Please contact us for more information about becoming a supporter!

Diamond Level ($10,000+)


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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