Friends of Family Farmers – Promoting and Protecting Socially Responsible Farming in Oregon.

 

Internship with Deck Family Farm, Junction City, OR

Deck Family Farm
Junction City, OR
Contact: Christine Deck
Phone: [Office] 541-998-4697
Email: info@deckfamilyfarm.com
Website: http://www.deckfamilyfarm.com
Last Updated: 04-11-2014
General Description: Deck Family Farm is a 320-acre farm in the Southern Willamette Valley, focused on diversified production with the current focus on Oregon Tilth Certified Organic Meats and raw dairy. We stand on the principles of humane handling, conservation practices including riparian [...]

 
May 13th: Organic Transition

May 13th: Organic Transition

Organic agriculture continues to grow. Last year, an additional 763 producers became certified organic, bringing the total of certified organic farms in the US to a record breaking 18,513. This is a whopping 245 % increase in organic farms and businesses since 2002! The organic food industry has also seen continual growth as consumers seek [...]

 
Portland Creamery- A Union of Local Ag. & Local Business

Portland Creamery- A Union of Local Ag. & Local Business

Written by FoFF Volunteer, Gabrielle Haber
If you’ve come across Portland Creamery in the last few years, you’ve probably met Liz Alvis.  And if you’ve met Liz Alvis, you probably remember her.  Her bright, excited eyes draw you in, and her effusive passion for her product hooks you.  Liz started endearing herself to the public in [...]

 

Sign this Petition Asking Senator Merkley to Support Sustainable Agriculture

Right now, Congress is hard at work preparing the federal budget for 2015. This is the first step in the appropriations process that funds many government functions, such as the programs that support and promote sustainable agriculture.
House and Senate legislators who sit on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, including Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, have the lion’s [...]

 

National Organic Program Recruiting for Multiple Positions

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s National Organic Program (NOP) is the team that develops and enforces national standards for organically-produced agricultural products. We support consumer confidence that products with the USDA organic seal meet consistent, uniform standards. In 2014, the NOP will be recruiting for multiple positions, including: Policy Analysts, Accreditation Managers, and Materials Specialists; [...]

 
iFarm Supports Dreams of Russian Immigrant Farmers

iFarm Supports Dreams of Russian Immigrant Farmers

Written by FoFF volunteer, John Clark Vincent. 11 March, 2014
After spending four years farming in Damascus, Ore. as a part of Mercy Corps Northwest’s refugee farming program, Russian immigrants Tatyana and Petr Puzur were ready to take another step toward self-sufficiency, but they needed land where they could continue to build their Happy Moment Farm [...]

 
Terra Farma- Doing Right by the Earth, the Animals, and the People

Terra Farma- Doing Right by the Earth, the Animals, and the People

Written by FoFF volunteer and farmer, Melissa Streng
Terra Farma, near the Columbia River Gorge in Corbett, OR, is a humble 10 acre farm teeming with cows, goats, chickens, turkeys, a guard dog, barn cat, and much laughter. With daily events such as goat kids snuggling with Sophie, the Great Pyrenees guard dog, or Stella the [...]

 
McK Ranch- Grass Fed for Health and Happiness

McK Ranch- Grass Fed for Health and Happiness

Written by FoFF volunteer, Corey Staver  
In deciding whether grass-fed beef is healthier than grain-fed beef, for McK Ranch owners David and Bette McKibben the proof is in the pan.
The grease left behind after David cooks grass-fed beef remains mostly liquid after it cools; he can pour it out of the skillet. Whereas grease from [...]

 
2014 Tales From the Road

2014 Tales From the Road

It has always been the belief of Friends of Family Farmers that, in order to be most effective in our work, it is critical to source wisdom directly from Oregon’s small farmers and ranchers themselves. That is just what we are up to right now. Nellie and I are on the road again this [...]

 

2014 Farm Bill Passes

On Friday, February 7th, President Obama signed the new 5-year Farm Bill into law. It took a long time to get to this point (note: it started out as the 2012 Farm Bill!), and this new law is far from perfect. For example, most of the Farm Bill’s cost-savings came from the $8.6 billion in [...]

Share This Page

Thanks for visiting! Together we can keep Oregon a great place to live and farm!
Friends of Family Farmers. P.O. Box 1286, Molalla, OR, 97038. info@friendsoffamilyfarmers.org. © 2008