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Agriculture Workforce Training & Community Agriculture

Take classes to skill up in the agriculture field. Add certifications, acquire continuing education credit and learn something new.

  • Bean plants in growth

  • landscape

  • three farming tractors baling hay

Workforce Development

  • Pesticide License Topics

    Pesticide License Continuing Education Classes

    All classes are held at the Salem Campus Agriculture Complex (Building 60) unless otherwise noted. ODA continuing education credits available for all classes.

    Label Comprehension
    September 23, 8:00am-12:00pm  CRN: 39640 Cost: $79

    Integrated Pest Management
    September 27, 8:00am-3:00pm (with lunch break)
    CRN: 44851 Cost: $119

    Label Comprehension
    October 28, 8:00am-12:00pm  CRN: 44869 Cost: $79


    Future courses are being scheduled. Check back here for class postings.

    To request registration, email

    You can find study materials and licensing information directly on the ODA website (click here).

  • Farm Finance Topics

    Ag Overtime Workshop

    November 1, 9-11am. For anyone dealing with payroll and farm accounting, this workshop will provide an overview of the ag overtime law including exemptions, compliance and how to apply for the tax credit. Presenters are from BOLI and Oregon Department of Revenue.

    Cost: FREE


  • Forklift Safety

    Forklift Safety Upcoming Courses

    Forklift Safety

    November 17 8am- 6pm (with 1 hr lunch break)

    CRN: 19067 Cost: $149

    Participants must be at least 18 years old or older.

    Class is held at Chemeketa Brooks Campus.

    To register: email


  • Tractor Safety

    Tractor Safety Classes

    Vineyard Tractor & UTV Safety. This class establishes safety rules and guidelines for workers operating agriculture tractors and utility terrain vehicles. This class meets on 4 Fridays: 9/29, 10/20, 11/3 & 11/7 from 8am-3pm plus online work at Chemeketa Northwest Wine Studies Center in Eola. Cost $303. To register email

    Youth Tractor & Safety Certification Classes

    All youth tractor safety classes have concluded for 2023. The next class will be scheduled Spring Break 2024. Registration will be available here in January.



  • Seed Industry Topics

    Introducing a new series of classes designed to expand your knowledge of exporting seed. Developed in collaboration with producers and seed industry professionals in the Willamette Valley, workshops will cover 7 topics over 4 days: International Shipping, Markets & Marketing, Contracts, Seed Testing, Export Logistics and Documents, Industry Resources.

    Registration for the series: $299
    Email for registration or questions.

    Classes will start January 2024.


Community Agriculture Courses



    Save the Date! November 3, 2023

    Our 2nd annual event celebrates the contributions of women to the horticulture industry. A day of speakers, workshops, education and experiences is planned for all plant people to attend. 

    Schedule and registration information will be available in late September. 

    Send questions to:





How to Register

  • Online & In Person

    Continuing Students

    You are a continuing student if you have ever taken classes at Chemeketa before

    • Log in to My Chemeketa 
      • If you don't know your username and password, look it up here
    • Click on "Registration" in the box on right
    • Register for class using the CRN or the "Class Search" tool
    • Pay for class by clicking on "Account" in the box on right

    New Students

    • Email and request a registration form
      • Confirmation email and payment instructions will be sent upon receiving the completed registration form


    Once you've registered you have 10 working days to make financial arrangements for payment of your class fees or you will be charged a $25 fee. Additional $25 late fees will be applied to accounts 30 days or more overdue (maximum late fees of $75 per term will be charged).

    Registration In Person

    Subject to available space. Stop by Ag Complex, Building 60 to register during business hours or 30 minutes prior to the start of class.

    Registration questions? Email