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What you need to know for 2015 Family Farmer and Rancher Day at the Capitol!

HOWDY!
We’re so excited you’re joining Friends of Family Farmers for the third Family Farmer & Rancher Day at the Capitol on Monday, March 30th in Salem! This email includes information about logistics, legislative issues, tips on how to lobby and contact info for organizers. Please don’t hesitate to call or email us if you have [...]

 

Tips for talking to Your Legislators

Remember you are a constituent, you have something to say, and your legislator wants to hear from you! They hear from corporate lobbyists every day and it’s refreshing for them to meet and talk with their constituents. If you can’t speak with your legislators because of scheduling conflicts, speaking with their aides is just as [...]

 
Citizens’ Guide to the Oregon Legislature Quick Facts, Resources and Vocabulary

Citizens’ Guide to the Oregon Legislature Quick Facts, Resources and Vocabulary

The Oregon Legislature’s website – http://www.oregonlegislature.gov
-  good general resource on bill and committee information; find your legislator feature
OLIS (Oregon Legislative Information System)  – https://olis.leg.state.or.us
-  more detailed bill and committee hearing tracking
Oregonian newspaper bill tracking site – http://gov.oregonlive.com/bill

Oregon Legislature basics
-  30 Senators – it takes 16 votes to pass a bill (2/3 majority for [...]

 
April 14th: Food & Farm Financing: Investing in Where You Live & What You Eat

April 14th: Food & Farm Financing: Investing in Where You Live & What You Eat

Findinfinancing for a small farm is one of the most challenging obstacles for agricultural entrepreneurs.  There aren’t many options, the options that exist are often reluctant to invest in agriculture, especially in beginning farmers,
Finding financing for a farm is one of the most challenging obstacles for agricultural entrepreneurs. Historically, the options have been limited and [...]

 

Queer Farmer Film Project: “Out Here” Screening April 2

Join Us for a Screening of Out Here!
Friends of Family Farmers is excited to partner with Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply to host a film screening of Out Here on Thursday, April 2 at the Academy Theater in SE Portland. Doors open at 6:30, screening is at 7:00. There will be a panel discussion afterwards, as [...]

 

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 [...]

 

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
This [...]

 

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! http://www.tinyurl.com/sfchootenanny
Tickets are $15 through Feb 15th
Feb 16th-27th: tickets $20
Day-of: limited tickets available $25
Join us for [...]

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

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

MONDAY MARCH 30th
RSVP HERE

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 [...]

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