By bringing farmers, future farmers and farm-friendly folks together, FarmON! builds community centered around agriculture, sharing knowledge and wisdom in creative, fruitful, supportive & educational ways.
We are at a critical juncture for transferring our agricultural land, infrastructure, traditions, knowledge and skills. Thousands of new farmers are needed to steward the land, produce healthy food and regenerate rural communities — both in Oregon and across the country.
The good news is that we have no shortage of folks ready to get their hands dirty and take on this important task! Despite many obstacles, young farmers are charging full steam ahead and creating meaningful and viable enterprises! To learn more about the challenges young American farmers face and strategies for success, read the National Young Farmers Coalition report.
Parties with a Purpose
FarmON! is a way to come together with others who understand what it’s like to be a young farmer. Through ingenuity and inspiration, with energy and passion, FarmON! creates a community of young agrarians joining together for good times, good food, learning from, and laughing with one another. What does this look like? This could mean farmers hosting informal potluck gatherings and inviting others to join in. It could be a square dance at your local Grange hall, an afternoon workshop apple tree grafting, or our weekend-long Farmers Rising! convivium. FarmON! events are as varied and as colorful as your lettuce patch, but they all aim to help connect you with other like-minded farm folks.
- Join our listserve by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit the FarmON! Facebook Page for the latest news
- Search for land on iFarm, Oregon’s landlink database. *The FarmON! Oregon Google Group is intended for social networking purposes only. Neither FarmON! Oregon nor Friends of Family Farmers make any assurances about the safety, content, and/or quality of the events that individuals create and promote using this program, and do not accept responsibility for any damages or injuries that occur in connection with any of the events mentioned in this group. *
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