About the Listening Sessions

Every 2 years, we travel the state to hear from Oregon’s family-scale, socially and environmentally responsible farmers about the issues that matter to them.  We use this input to help shape our advocacy decisions and activities.  See below for the locations of our most recent sessions.

You can check out what we heard from farmers and ranchers across the state during these sessions, and from our on-line survey, in our 2016 Listening Session Report.

2015-16 Locations

Below are the communities we visited in 2015-16

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