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Clackamas County Agriculture and Foodshed Strategic Plan

The Agricultural Investment Plan focuses on creating new emergent markets for the county's agricultural base by exploring interconnections among activities and optimization of various land use within the agricultural sector.  As a partnership with Economic Development, Sustainability and Tourism this project focuses on four key areas of opportunity, including renewable energies, regional food systems, regional impact form the equine industry, and agricultural tourism.

The Plan is an addition to the County's ongoing focus on large or fast-growing economic clusters including, nurseries and greenhouses, food and beverage manufacturing, Christmas trees and wood products among others.  It furthers Clackamas County's goal of supporting economic development and job creation in natural resource-related businesses.  The Plan is an important building block in the County's Agricultural Investment Plan (AIP) and associated implementation strategies.  The AIP seeks to build upon the County's rich agricultural tradition by focusing on three major areas of potential growth: Renewable Energy; Regional Foods; and Agricultural Tourism.

Primary data was collected through interviews and surveys conducted with more than 1,000 agricultural producers in Clackamas County.  Interviews and surveys also were conducted with 42 unique processors, distributors and institutional purchasers.  The Plan also relies on other reports commissioned by Clackamas County and related national and regional sources.

Agricultural Investment Plan Flow Chart

County agricultureAgricultural Investment Plan Overview

Implementation Strategy

Agricultural Investment Plan

Outreach
Agriculture Producer Survey Results
Regional Food Processors & Distributors Survey Results

Renewable Energy
Preliminary Feasibility Study - Clackamas County Biomass Assessment
Clackamas County Biomass Resource Study
Assessment Report - Renewable Energy Projects
Assessment Report - Sustainable Energy Project Summary Options

Regional Food System
Agriculture and Foodshed Strategic Plan
Food Security and Safety in Clackamas County
GIS Agricultural Land Analysis for Clackamas County
Producers, Aggregators, Processors, Distributors, and Storage Facilities Map

Agricultural Investment Plan Presentation

For more information contact:
(503) 742-4BIZ (4249)
4biz@clackamas.us

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