Nellie McAdams, Executive Director
338 Hawthorne Ave. NE, Salem, OR 97301
Oregon Agricultural Trust partners with farmers and ranchers to permanently protect and pass on their agricultural lands, and keep them in production for future generations. Our goal is to not only protect farmland, but to support farming. Our primary tool is a voluntary, legal agreement called a working land easement, which have been used for decades to help farmers and ranchers:
1) Permanently protect their land from development and fragmentation
2) Continue agriculture and forestry production
3) Allow the landowner to get cash from their real estate without selling off parcels – this can be helpful for succession planning or business expansion.
4) Often reduce the sales price, making it more affordable to the next generation