Fostering an environment for personal and professional growth


REAL Oregon is a program of the Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation an Oregon 501 (c) 3 non-profit.


This leadership enhancement/development program is designed for farming, ranching, forestry, and commercial fishing professionals, producers, affiliated industries, association staff, public agency personnel, and members of resource related boards, commissions, and associations, and other. Class members participate in one session per month at five different locations (from November through March) across the state learning important leadership skills.




 Thank You to Our 2022-2023

$10,000 Sustaining Level Sponsors


Our Mission

Growing natural resource leaders who make a difference for Oregon.

Our Vision

Develop leaders who seek positive outcomes, economic vitality, and natural resource stewardship to enhance the quality of life for all Oregonians.

Curriculum Focus Includes:

Board Governance

Communication Skills

Conflict Resolution

Government Interaction and Public Policy

Media Relations

Professional Presentation

Public Speaking

Personal Strength Assessments

Bridging the Urban/Rural Divide

Cross Industry Networking and Education…

and  more 

Program Alumni

Expert Presenters

Statewide Sessions

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