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Capitol Update – Farm-to-School, Aggie Bonds, and Antibiotics, Oh My!

Capitol Update – Farm-to-School, Aggie Bonds, and Antibiotics, Oh My!

March 25, 2015
Things have been moving quickly at the State Capitol in Salem these days. Almost as fast as the cherry blossoms have come and gone, legislative committees have been racing towards mid-April deadlines for action on bills.
Here are a few updates on legislation Friends of Family Farmers has been working on to support socially [...]

 
Farming with Horses

Farming with Horses

Why Farm with horses, one may ask… In an age when an ever-increasing array of technology is available to increase efficiency and decrease labor-intensive practices, this is an important question to address.
More and more, people are turning to the use of draft and work horses intentionally. For a plethora of wholesome reasons.

Sustainability:
While our current food [...]

 

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 [...]

 
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 [...]

 
Tell Congress to Reward Farmers for Conservation Practices

Tell Congress to Reward Farmers for Conservation Practices

Here’s the deal:  one of the biggest – and best! – federal conservation programs that helps working farmers manage their land sustainably is in trouble.  It’s called the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), it’s widely popular with farmers, and it’s growing!  It currently covers over 60 million acres of land in the US (more acres than [...]

 
Get your square dance on!

Get your square dance on!

Swing your partner round and round and come on down to the Village Ballroom to get your square dance on with Friends of Family Farmers!
FoFF will host a FarmON! mixer square dance fundraiser on Sunday, February 1st from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Village Ballroom (700 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR.)  This event is generously made [...]

 

2014 – the Year in Review

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to look back at another successful and productive year for Friends of Family Farmers in our work to support family-scale, socially responsible farmers and ranchers across Oregon.

Notably, in 2014, FoFF:

Travelled to over 20 communities across Oregon to hear from farmers and ranchers as part our of biennial [...]

 

Tell FDA to Support Family Farmers! Comment on FSMA by December 15th

Comments are due Monday, December 15th
See this draft comment for Eaters, and these two draft comments for Farmers: one about the Produce and one about the Preventive Controls Rules.  Also see OSU Small Farms Program’s comments here>>
Overview
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has, for the second time, proposed new rules that will have a huge [...]

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