Labor sites

State of Oregon: Bureau of Labor and Industries

Information for employers and employees on labor laws in Oregon.

United States Department of Labor

Information regarding Federal labor laws and compliance issues. Offers answers to questions regarding COBRA, family medical leave act and other issues commonly found in the workplace.

Oregon Training Opportunities

Community College

Horticulture program offers quality education and training for industry and community members. Courses offered in Greenhouse, Landscape, and Nursery Management integrate technical knowledge, practical skills, and environmental stewardship. Certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees offered.

Oregon State University

Horticulture department offers degrees in various fields of horticulture. Information on specific undergraduate degree options and  graduate programs as well.

Chemeketa Community College

Offers an Associate of Applied Science Horticulture program which includes instruction and hands-on training in the basic knowledge and technical skills required for successful employment in the Horticulture industry.

Land sites

Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development

Lists all Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and Oregon Administrative Rules. Important zoning restrictions and other information on land use issues.

Natural Resources Conservation Service-NRCS

Link to Oregon Soil Survey Data. Complete maps and information on the soils of Oregon.

Water sites

Oregon Department of Water Resources

Provides water resource data and information on well usage and drilling. Allocates ground and surface water rights.

 Oregon Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Division Water Quality Program

The Agricultural Water Quality Management Program (AgWQMP) is responsible for developing and implementing agricultural pollution prevention and control programs to protect the quality of Oregon's waters.