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 [...]
March 25, 2015
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.
While our current food [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
MONDAY MARCH 30th
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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>>
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has, for the second time, proposed new rules that will have a huge [...]