Agriculture work and substitute farming

The Oulainen town council has approved the agriculture administration cooperation agreement with the town of Nivala, it is joined with other towns and municipalities of Ylivieska and Sievi. The head municipality is Nivala, to which the agriculture administration staff of the agreement municipalities will be transferred to beginning on the 1st of January, 2012.

The Nivala agriculture service unit is formed of Nivala, Oulainen, Ylivieska and Sievi. The unit has 947 active farms (2011) with total field area of about 42,000 hectares.

The services are provided as local services in such a way that each municipality in the agreement has its own agriculture agency.

Agricultural services:
- development of farming
- advice/consultation for farming
- development supports
- countryside projects
- village services

Farming support/aid
- Payment of EU and national supports
- Maintaining farm register

Private roads:
- Maintenance and construction supports
- Maintaining private road register
- Unitizing private roads

Oulainen contact info/agriculture office:
Agriculture office
Kehäkatu 4
fax +358 8 470177

Agriculture representative Keijo Pylväs, tel. +358 44 4793279, e-mail keijo.pylvas(at)
Office secretary Pirkko Rintala, tel. +358 44 4793278, e-mail pirkko.rintala(at)

Substitute farmer service

Oulainen, Haapavesi and Vihanti make up a joint substitute farmer service unit. The head municipality is Haapavesi.

Oulainen contact info/substitute farmer service
Substitute farmer service manager Tuija Naakka, tel. +358 44 7591317

  • Town of Oulainen - Oulaistenkatu 12, 86300 Oulainen -Tel. +358 8 47931 (Mon-Fri 9.00am - 3.00pm) - e-mail kaupunki(at)