Save the Date for Farmers Rising! Oregon’s Beginning Farmer & Rancher Convivium
Brought to you by Friends of Family Farmers’s FarmON! program, Rogue Farm Corps & Berggren Demonstration Farm.
Friday, October 17th – Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Lonesome Whistle Farm in Junction City, OR
Hands-on workshops, farmer-to-farmer trainings, film screening, networking, good food, a hoedown, and much more! Camping [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Oregon Legislature convened its 2014 legislative session on February 3 and finished work on March 7, two days ahead of the constitutionally required adjournment date. A number of bills were introduced that were important to Oregon farmers and food consumers:
HB 4078 – As introduced, this bill would have affirmed Washington County’s controversial plans to [...]
The US Department of Agriculture released the preliminary 2012 agricultural census results … and the news isn’t good.
US farmers are aging and our farms are consolidating – even more so in Oregon than in the rest of the nation.
The age of the average farmer has increased nationally from 57.1 in 2007 to 58 in 2012, [...]
Statement on the passage of SB 863 from Ivan Maluski, Director, Friends of Family Farmers:
It is incredibly disappointing that the Oregon Legislature has voted today to take away the rights of Oregonians to establish local food and agriculture ordinances intended to protect the viability of local farms, food and agriculture. This [...]
Read the article in Oregon Business magazine – Farm to School Boosts Local Agriculture, 8/27/13
From the article:
Before adjourning in early July, the Legislature gave the program a major boost: it increased funding to $1.2 million, enough for any school district to apply for funding. The first round of grant applications closed on [...]
Author Kathleen Bauer has published an article on Friends of Family Farmers’ Pro Pasture Campaign in The Oregonian newspaper – check it out:
Farmers make the case for pasture-raised animals with Pro-Pasture Fridays campaign – July 29, 2013
From the piece:
Friends of Family Farmers, a local organization that works to support independent family farmers who [...]
oFF was honored to receive a Local Hero Award in the non-profit category by the Edible Portland magazine. This award focuses on the people and businesses who are setting high standards with their environmental and social practices, high quality, regional economic impact, and commitment to building a robust food system in the Pacific Northwest. All [...]