Real Oregon - Resource Education & Agricultural Leadership

A Leadership Program for Natural Resources Professionals

Bringing together current and emerging leaders working in Oregon’s Natural Resource sector. This includes farming and ranching, forestry, fisheries, and related fields such as transportation, finance, regulatory, and government. The goal of this intensive professional development experience designed to develop better informed and better connected leaders within our Natural Resource communities.

Apply for 2023-2024 Class 7 Today!

Oregon’s Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership program (REAL Oregon) is receiving applications for Class 7. This intensive personal and professional development program is designed for leaders working in our natural resource industries in Oregon. A dynamic curriculum is delivered over five sessions across our state.

Deadline to apply is Friday, September 1, 2023.

Thank You to Our 2022-2023 Program Sponsors

Thanks to our program 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 uniquely qualified position to understand and promote natural resource stewardship to enhance the quality of life for all Oregonians.

Diamond Sponsors ($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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