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August 18th: Bend: Water Scarcity and Growing Food in the High Desert

August 18th: Bend: Water Scarcity and Growing Food in the High Desert

Join us Tuesday, Augsut 18th from 6:00-8:30 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.
Join us Monday, May 18th from 6:00-8:30 at Broken Top Bottle Shop in Bend for InFARMation (and Beer!). Grab [...]

 
August InFARMation: The Soil Will Save Us

August InFARMation: The Soil Will Save Us

Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices—and, especially, modern industrial agriculture—have led to the loss of up to 80 percent of carbon from the world’s soils. That carbon is now floating in the atmosphere, and even if we stopped using fossil fuels today, it would continue warming the planet.
Join us for a conversation [...]

 

InFARMation – Tuesday, July 14: The Feed Your Food Eats

Do you ever consider all that goes into nourishing the animals that eventually nourish ourselves? Sourcing feed options that adhere to specific requisites like non-GMO or local often proves rather challenging for livestock producers.
Nutrition and ethics are two guiding principles when selecting the right feed for livestock, but accessibility and locality are also weighted considerations for [...]

 

Farming with Draft Horses – Beginning Farmer Benefit – July 19

Horse Team Demonstration, Dinner, Silent Auction and Music to Support Scholarships for Beginning Farmers to Attend a 3-day Horse-Team Farming Workshop
Belle Mare Farm – Willamina, OR – Sunday, July 19 – 4pm to 8pm

Celebrate the craft of farming with horses at Belle Mare Farm in Willamina, OR on July, 19 [...]

 
June 9th: Fill Your Freezer, The Value of Buying in Bulk

June 9th: Fill Your Freezer, The Value of Buying in Bulk

Bulk purchases of farm direct meat, dairy, veggies, and value-added products benefit eaters and farmers alike. Whether transactions occur through individual or aggregate channels, there is inherent value to both buying and selling direct from farmer to eater.
Eaters get high quality, local foods at reduced overall costs. Farmers are able to sell large quantities of [...]

 

May 18th- Bend InFARMation: The Next Generation of Farmers in Central Oregon

Join us Monday, May 18th from 6:00-8:30 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.
Join us Monday, May 18th from 6:00-8:30 at Broken Top Bottle Shop in Bend for InFARMation (and [...]

 
May 12th: Edible Surplus in the Food Chain

May 12th: Edible Surplus in the Food Chain

Food waste composes the largest percentage of waste dumped into municipal landfills. That’s because nearly 40% of the food produced in the U.S. alone bypasses hungry mouths, and instead ends up rotting in landfills or decomposing in fields or compost heaps. That 40% equates to 96 billion pounds of food with a net worth of [...]

 
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

Limited availability of tickets!
Ticket sales will be taken down when we reach capacity.
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, [...]

 

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 [...]

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