Garry  Stephenson
Garry  Stephenson


Food systems
Alternative marketing
Farmers markets
Small Farms
Biologic crop production
Whole farm management
Beginning farmers
Women's agricultural networks

Graduate Students

Garry Stephenson
Coordinator, Small Farms Program

 The Small Farms Program Emphasizes:

  • Biological approaches to livestock and crop production
  • Whole farm management
  • Beginning farmer and rancher education
  • Women's agricultural networks

Small Farms Program faculty serve these regions:

  • Northern Willamette Valley
  • Southern Willamette Valley
  • Southern Oregon
  • Central Oregon
OSU Campus
Department of Crop and Soil Science
351C Crop Science Building
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States
(541) 737-5833


  • Local and Regional Food systems.
  • Alternative marketing systems.
  • Farmers’ markets.
  • Beginning farmer and rancher education


CROP/HORT 499/599. Cities and Food: How Great Cities are Fed. Summer session 2013.



    Ph.D. Agricultural Anthropology, University of Oregon
    M.Ag. Animal Science, Crop Science (minor), Oregon State University
    MAIS Environmental Anthropology, Oregon State University
    BA Anthropology, Arizona State University

I accept graduate students for Horticulture


Stephenson, G., L. Gwin, M. Powell, A. Garrett. 2012. Enhancing Organic Agriculture in Oregon: Research, Education, and Policy. OSU Extension Service Special Report EM 9050. Corvallis: Oregon State University.

Martin, D., Fery, M., Andrews, N., Angima, S., Matthewson, M., Pool, K. and Stephenson, G. 2011. Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management Planning Book—Think It! Write It! OSU Extension Service, EM 9043. Oregon State University.

Stephenson, Garry. 2008. Farmers’ Markets: Success, Failure and Management Ecology. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press.

Stephenson, G., Lev, L. and Brewer, L.J. 2008. “Things are getting desperate:” What We Know About Farmers’ Markets that Fail. Journal of Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 23(3):188-199.

Fun Fact

Honors and Awards:

  • Vice Provost’s Award for Excellence in Strategic Impact. Oregon State University, Division of Outreach and Engagement. 2010.

  • Search for Excellence. Beginning Farmer/Rancher Program. 2010. National Association of County Agriculture Agents. National Finalist. (w/Andrews, Angima, Fery, Martin, Matthewson, Pool).

  • Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology. 2002.