Friends of Family Farmers – Promoting and Protecting Socially Responsible Farming in Oregon.

 

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 [...]

 
Friends of Family Farmers Seeking Executive Director

Friends of Family Farmers Seeking Executive Director

Salary: $40,000-$50,000, depending on experience
Status: Full time administrator with benefits
Posted: November 21, 2014
Location: Salem, Oregon
We are seeking an individual to serve as Executive Director for our dynamic and growing organization. Specifically, we are looking for someone who comes from a non-profit management background with talents in organizational development and staff management. Ideally this person [...]

 
November 11th: Truffles: Treasured, Hound-Found, Inoculated

November 11th: Truffles: Treasured, Hound-Found, Inoculated

Truffles are considered to be one of the most treasured culinary delicacies in the world. Western Oregon is fortunate to boast native truffles and has ideal conditions for cultivating European varieties, some of which capture thousands of dollars per pound. Most truffles are found in the wild, often with the help of four-legged friends like [...]

 
Vote Family Farmer – Vote YES on Measure 92

Vote Family Farmer – Vote YES on Measure 92

Friends of Family Farmers is a proud supporter of Ballot Measure 92, the citizen initiative to label genetically engineered food in Oregon on the November 2014 ballot.
With misleading ads funded by out-of-state chemical and junk food companies like Monsanto, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Kraft flooding airwaves and mailboxes, we want to make sure you know [...]

 
Tickets Sold Out: Farmers Rising! Beginning Farmer & Rancher Convivium 10/17-19 in Springfield

Tickets Sold Out: Farmers Rising! Beginning Farmer & Rancher Convivium 10/17-19 in Springfield

We’ve sold out!  But Hoedown Only (10/18) tickets and Sunday to-go lunch tickets are still available here>>
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 [...]

 
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. [...]

 
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 [...]

 
Hanna Ranch Film and Panel Discussion July 13th 6:30-9:00 pm

Hanna Ranch Film and Panel Discussion July 13th 6:30-9:00 pm

Friends of Family Farmers Presents a Screening of Hanna Ranch at Hatch

Friends of Family Farmers Presents a Screening of Hanna Ranch at Hatch Innovation Lab

Kirk Hanna was a visionary cattleman in Colorado who struggled to protect his land, his family, and livelihood from development and resource mismanagement.  Hanna served as president of the Colorado [...]

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