Fostering an environment for personal and professional growth

REAL Oregon is a project of the Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that has delivered educational programs through Oregon Farm Bureau for more than 30 years. OAEF aims to increase agricultural knowledge and understanding for all Oregonians.


REAL Oregon graduated its Pioneer Class, made up of 30 Natural Resource professionals from across the state in March of 2017. Since then, the program has successfully delivered six cohorts and graduated over 130 alumni.

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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.

Program Curriculum

Board Governance
Communication Skills
Conflict Resolution
Media Relations
Government Interaction and Public Policy

Professional Presentation
Public Speaking
Personal Strength Assessments
Bridging the Urban, Suburban, and Rural Divide
Cross Industry Networking and Education

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$10,000 Sustaining Level Sponsors


Program Alumni

Expert Presenters

Statewide Sessions

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