Bio :As FoFF’s Central Oregon based Field Organizer, Natalie is working to expand Friends of Family Farmers’ representation for farmers and ranchers east of the Cascades. She works to organize farmer and rancher Listening Sessions and manages our Oregon Farm Link database to help connect beginning farmers with land, job opportunities, and educational resources. As a fifth-generation Oregonian, she feels a strong connection to the land and a desire to serve farmers and ranchers who prioritize ecologically sound practices. She spent many years in 4-H, helping her family grow and preserve much of their own food. After graduating from Oregon State University, Natalie moved east to Central Oregon where she became involved in local food system issues.