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Central Oregon Policy 101

Join Friends of Family Farmers, Central Oregon LandWatch and High Desert Food and Farm Alliance for a FREE workshop designed to educate citizens on how the Oregon Legislature works and to provide you with tools for engagement. Learn about relevant food, farm and Land Use Bills that will be before the 2015 Legislature. Sign up here
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February 17th: Bend: Creative Growing Strategies in the High Desert

Join us Tuesday, February 17th from 5:30-8:30 at Broken Top Bottle Shop in Bend for InFARMation (and Beer!). Grab a bite and a pint and settle in for a panel discussion and networking with local farmers and industry professionals.
We’ll explore options and strategies being used by producers (like high tunnels, aquaponic systems, etc.) in the High [...]

Get your Small Farms Conference Hootenany tickets HERE!

Get your Small Farms Conference Hootenany tickets HERE!

YOU are invited join us for a rockin’ time after the 2015 Small Farms Conference! (Haven’t registered for the conference yet? Do so HERE!)
What? The 2015 SFC Hootenanny!
When? Saturday, February 28th, 5-11pm
Where? OSU Alumni Center Ballroom
How? Buy your ticket today!
Tickets are $15 through Feb 15th
Feb 16th-27th: tickets $20
Day-of: limited tickets available $25
Join us for [...]


March 10th: Portland: Get Involved! Local food, Sustainable Ag and the Power of Citizen Engagement in the 2015 Oregon Legislature

Join us Tuesday, March 10th to get up to speed on the family farm issues before the Oregon Legislature this session and learn how you can engage and advance the priorities that support local food and socially responsible farms and ranches!
FoFF’s Policy Director, Ivan Maluski, will share what he’s been hearing inside the Capitol and [...]

Family Farms Mean Business: 2015 Farmer & Rancher Day at the State Capitol

Family Farms Mean Business: 2015 Farmer & Rancher Day at the State Capitol


Save the date and prepare to come to the State Capitol on Monday, March 30th for a full day of organized action and fun! Join fellow farmers and food advocates from around the state to build power and educate our state’s leaders about key priorities for supporting Oregon’s local food [...]

Tell Congress to Reward Farmers for Conservation Practices

Tell Congress to Reward Farmers for Conservation Practices

Here’s the deal:  one of the biggest – and best! – federal conservation programs that helps working farmers manage their land sustainably is in trouble.  It’s called the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), it’s widely popular with farmers, and it’s growing!  It currently covers over 60 million acres of land in the US (more acres than [...]

January 13th: Farm Direct Meat & Talking to Your Butcher

January 13th: Farm Direct Meat & Talking to Your Butcher

2015 marks the beginning of our 7th consecutive year of InFARMation events! We are excited to start the year off with a great panel on Tuesday, January 13th at Holocene in Portland (1001 SE Morrison). Doors open at 5:30, presentation begins at 6:30.
Are you looking for ethically raised meat options that support your local food [...]


Previous 2014 InFARMations

December 9th: Give!Guide Celebration with FoFF & Friends: A fun and inspirational evening was had by all as we showcased several Portland based non-profits making a difference in the community through food and agriculture. These groups, along with FoFF, were part of the 2014 Willamette Week Give!Guide:Urban Gleaners, Village Gardens, Farmers Market Fund, The Portland [...]


2014 – the Year in Review

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to look back at another successful and productive year for Friends of Family Farmers in our work to support family-scale, socially responsible farmers and ranchers across Oregon.

Notably, in 2014, FoFF:

Travelled to over 20 communities across Oregon to hear from farmers and ranchers as part our of biennial [...]


Lonesome Whistle

Location: Junction City, Oregon
by Kyle Ryan
A chance to expand and a long-term lease on a forty-four acre farm of river bottom silty clay loam brought Lonesome Whistle Farm to their current location.  Jeff Broadie and Kasey White are planting sixty-five acres total of beans, grains and popcorn this season on the home farm and on [...]

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