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October 7th: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) & The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

You down with TPP? Hell no, not me!, says a diverse range of advocates from consumer groups to labor organizations. But why? Join us Tuesday October 7th, from 5:30- 8:30 pm at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St) for a discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Our hope is [...]

 
FoFF Supports Ballot Measure 92 – Oregon’s Right to Know

FoFF Supports Ballot Measure 92 – Oregon’s Right to Know

Friends of Family Farmers is proud to endorse Ballot Measure 92, the citizen initiative to label genetically engineered food in Oregon on the November 2014 ballot.
We are asking farmers, ranchers and eaters across Oregon to endorse the campaign with us, get involved in helping pass Measure 92, and help protect Oregonians’ right to know [...]

 
Tickets Available for Farmers Rising! Beginning Farmer & Rancher Convivium 10/17-19 in Springfield

Tickets Available for Farmers Rising! Beginning Farmer & Rancher Convivium 10/17-19 in Springfield

We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the honorable profession of farming in a community of beginners, seeking to learn, to dig in deep, and to rise up and meet the challenge of growing & raising food to nourish our communities. Rise up, farmers!
What is Farmers Rising?
A packed weekend including hands-on workshops, awesome trainers, great [...]

 
Online Auction Live: Now Through September 8!

Online Auction Live: Now Through September 8!

Browse our selection of online auction items donated by our amazing supporters! Summaries are below. Contact Ryan if you have questions about any of the items.
Snipped, Ripped and Sipped (Haircut, Gym Membership & Wine Tasting!) – $50 starting bid, $180 guaranteed bid
Ladies!! Get ripped with a one-month unlimited membership to the Diva Den Studio. [...]

 
FoFF Offers Support for Beginning Farmers

FoFF Offers Support for Beginning Farmers

Prepare yourself for some very sobering statistics: the average age Oregon farmers is near the retirement age of most other professions. At 59.6 years old, it’s higher than the national average of 58, and rising steadily each year. According to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture, Oregon has just 1,419 principal farm operators under the [...]

 
September 9th: Food Access

September 9th: Food Access

For many farmers and gardeners, September marks the most abundant month of the season. A glut of produce is in the fields, on the countertop waiting to be processed, and maybe heading to the compost pile after market or because you simply cannot eat another zucchini. Yet, plenty of folks, even your neighbors, find themselves [...]

 

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 outreach@friendsoffamilyfarmers.org.  All donations to Friends of Family Farmers are tax deductible.
Purchase your tickets to the [...]

 
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 [...]

 

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 [...]

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