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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 [...]

 
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 [...]

 

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 [...]

 
February 10th: Farming with Horses

February 10th: Farming with Horses

February 10th: Portland: Farming with Horses
Giddy up! Before tractors, horses did it all. Nowadays, farming with horses is considered rare in the landscape of mechanized farming. We’ll hear from a panel of famers with a range of experience and a deep appreciation for this endangered craft.
Our panel includes, expert horseman and breeder, Duane Van [...]

 
January 13th: Farm Direct Meat & Talking to Your Butcher

January 13th: Farm Direct Meat & Talking to Your Butcher

2015 marks the beginning of our 7th consecutive year of InFARMation events! We are excited to start the year off with a great panel on Tuesday, January 13th at Holocene in Portland (1001 SE Morrison). Doors open at 5:30, presentation begins at 6:30.
Are you looking for ethically raised meat options that support your local food [...]

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