About the Listening Sessions

We want to hear from Oregon’s family-scale, socially and environmentally responsible farmers about the issues that matter to them.  If this sounds like you, then please find a session below, under “locations” and sign up today!



Q: Who is invited?

A: Any and all family-scale, socially and environmentally responsible farmers who would like to participate.


Q: I’m not a farmer, how can I participate?

A: While we are focusing on farmers for the actual listening sessions, we still want YOUR valuable input!  If you are you a food system organizer, a devoted local foods consumer, or a food business owner or operator,    please help out by taking this stakeholder survey.


Q: I’m a farmer, but I can’t make it to any of the sessions listed below. How can I make sure my voice is heard?

A:  You can take our farmer survey to let us know what you think about the issues!


If you are a farmer, please see below to find the listening session closest to you.  If a date has already been set, just click the link to register today!

South Willamette Valley

Scio – Nov 9, 2015
Junction City – Dec 2, 2015
Brownsville – Dec 7, 2015
Philomath – Dec 9, 2015 [Co-hosted by Marys River Grange]
Cottage Grove – Dec 14, 2015
Salem/Keizer – Dec 16, 2015 [Co-hosted by Geercrest Farm]

North Willamette Valley

Forest Grove – March 2, 2016 [Co-hosted by Dairy Creek Community Food Web]
Portland – March 14, 2016

Canby – March 30, 2016
McMinnville – April 5, 2016 [Co-hosted by the McMinnville Public Library]


Coastal Oregon

Nehalem/Manzanita – March 9, 2016 [Co-hosted by Nehalem Valley Farm Trust in partnership with Food Roots]

Southern Oregon

Klamath Falls – April 26, 2016
Central Point – April 27, 2016 [Hosted by SOREC]
Roseburg – April 28, 2016 [Co-hosted by Lookingglass Grange]

Central Oregon

Redmond – May 3, 2016

Northern/Northeast Oregon

Hood River – Feb 29, 2016 [Co-hosted by Gorge Grown]
Wallowa County – May 10, 2016
Union County – May 12, 2016

BONUS:  Check out what else we have planned for Family Farm Week in Northeast Oregon!


If you can’t make it to one of these listening sessions, we still want to hear from you!  Take our survey and let us know what you think?