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Raise the Roots! Donors

We are thrilled to include the following businesses and organizations in our lineup of donated items for our auction and dinner.
THANK YOU so much for your support!!
If you would like to donate to FoFF’s Raise the Roots! Fundraiser, please email  All donations to Friends of Family Farmers are tax deductible.
Academy Theater
Annie Bloom’s Books
Arcane Vineyards
Ardiri [...]


Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Position with NCAT, San Antonio, TX

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist. NCAT is a private non-profit organization that works to foster and promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. The Specialist will work directly with farmers and ranchers on crop and livestock production, soil health, [...]

August 12th: Women Warriors: Film & Panel Discussion

August 12th: Women Warriors: Film & Panel Discussion

Join us for a film screening of Terra Firma followed by a short panel discussion with Oregon veteran and rancher Mickey Clayton of Dot Ranch and filmmakers Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson!! Mickey raises Navajo-Churro sheep, heritage poultry and fiber products in Scio, OR. Read more about Mickey & Dot Ranch
Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson are [...]

Raise the Roots! FoFF Benefit Dinner and Auction, September 21

Raise the Roots! FoFF Benefit Dinner and Auction, September 21

Help us “Raise the Roots!”
You are invited to join Friends of Family Farmers for our second annual fundraiser!
Come celebrate the harvest and the vast scope of Oregon’s agriculture with us this September. We are thrilled to be joined by Chef Stacey Givens of Side Yard Farm and by Sun Gold Farm, both winners of Ecotrust’s [...]


Grassroots Community Organizer Position with PCASC, Portland, OR

Executive Summary: Founded in 1979, the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee educates and mobilizes community members, workers, and students around struggles for human rights and social justice throughout the Americas. PCASC creates a space for those with anti­capitalist, anti­imperialist, feminist, and anti­racist values to build community power.
Purpose: The PCASC Grassroots Community Organizer advances the PCASC [...]


Oregon task force grills federal GMO regulators

Salem Statesman Journal – 7/11/2014 – Oregon task force grills federal GMO regulators
Here’s an excerpt:
An Oregon task force studying genetically modified crops and food grilled federal regulators at its meeting Thursday, but didn’t get a lot of answers.
Ivan Maluski, director of Friends of Family Farmers, wanted to know whether federal law prohibits states from regulating genetically modified [...]


New Financing Tools for Oregon Farmers & Ranchers

Access to capital and financing has always been a topic of concern for many small farmers. In collaboration with our partner organizations and with the support of citizens like you, we were able to establish a new state program for lowering interest rates on loans to Oregon small farmers and ranchers through the 2013 state legislature.
The [...]


Farm Fresh Agritainment

The Portland Tribune wrote an article on the issue of agritourism in Oregon on 7/8/2014
Read Farm Fresh Agritainment
Here’s an excerpt:
“Agritourism comes in so many different flavors,” says Nellie McAdams, staff attorney for Molalla-based Friends of Family Farmers. “I do think it’s a really fine line and a balancing act.”
McAdams adds that the event fees and [...]


Applications Open for USDA Programs

The United States Department of Agriculture has been busy lately.  Since the 2014 Farm Bill was passed this February after a 2-year delay in Congress, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has been moving to implement the Bill’s programs, some of which are currently open for applications.  Many of these programs offer crucial support to US [...]


Aggie Bond Program Now Open for Business

The Oregon Department of Agriculture Newsroom put out a story on Oregon’s new Aggie Bond program – 4/24/2014
Read the story: Aggie Bond program now open for business
Here’s an excerpt:
The Beginning and Expanding Farmer Loan Program, better known as the Aggie Bond Program, is now up and running, ready to provide affordable financing to farmers who need [...]

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