Garry Stephenson

Director, Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems Coordinator, Small Farms Program
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Office: 541-737-5833

Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 131

3050 SW Campus Way

3050 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Garry is a Professor and Extension Small Farms Specialist and Director of the Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, an alternative farming program at Oregon State University that is striving to change the world through small scale organic/sustainable agriculture and local/regional food systems. He has over 30 years of experience collaborating with small farmers on educational programs and applied research. Over the years, his work has focused on supporting farmers markets, sustainable farming methods, beginning farmer education, and the production and policy needs of organic farmers.  His academic training includes graduate degrees in animal science and agricultural anthropology.

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

Profile Field Tabs

Do you accept grad students?: 
I accept graduate students for the Crop and Soil Science Department
I accept graduate students for Horticulture
Courses Taught: 


CROP. Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management

My Publications


Journal Article

G. Owen Stephenson, Lev, L., and Brewer, L., ‘I'm getting desperate’: what we know about farmers' markets that fail, Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, vol. 23, no. 03, pp. 188 - 199, 2008.



Book Chapter

Journal Article

L. Lev, Stephenson, G. Owen, and Brewer, L., Practical research methods to enhance farmers markets, Remaking the North American food system: Strategies for sustainability, pp. 84–98, 2007.