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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.

    Private Pesticide License Test Preparation
    April 22 & April 29, 8:00am-12:00pm 

    8 hours of test prep and 8 ODA core credit hours availabe

    CRN 83400, Cost $159

    To request registration, email

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

  • Farm Finance Topics

    Intro to Farm Finance Series

    Starts January 20, 2024

    Developed for people who are actively involved in a farm business or planning to be, this new series of classes will tackle and untangle the financial side of farming. 9 classes include: Setting Up the Office, Intro to Accounting, The Financial Statements, Accounting Programs, Beginning a Business Plan, Business Planning Part 2, Managerial Accounting, Is it Time to Grow?, and Resource Panel Discussion

    Classes meet in person on the Salem Campus from 9am-Noon, January 20- March 16. 

    Cost: $299 for the series

    To Register:

  • Forklift Safety

    Forklift Safety Upcoming Courses

    Forklift Safety

    November 17, 8am-6pm, $199

    This class reviews OR-OSHA safety regulations that relate to the operation of forklifts. Orients students to the safe operation of forklifts including daily inspection and maintenance. Participants must successfully demonstrate safe operation skills to obtain certificate of completion.

    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

    Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Classes

    Classes are finished for 2024. Classes will run Spring Break- June 2025. Schedule and registration will be available in February.

    Open to students 14-18 years old.


  • 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 or download the PDF.
      • 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