Oregon’s 1,500 grass seed farmers produce the finest grass seed in the world. Their work is vital to Oregon, bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars annually, mostly from out of state. This drives billions of economic activity annually in Oregon.
The farmers and families who grow Oregon’s grass seed are working environmentalists with a strong, daily connection to the land. Many of them are second, third and fourth generation farmers. They use the best possible farming practices to ensure that grass seed farming is good for the environment as well as the economy. The Oregon Seed Council is a trade association comprised of seed farmers as well as seed marketers, brokers, researchers and the Oregon Department of Agriculture.