Join us for Organic Day at the Capital! 

As a member of the Oregon Organic Coalition, we invite you to join us for the 2nd Annual Organic Grows a Better Oregon day on Thursday, January 16th, 2020, 11a - 1pm at the Oregon Capitol in Salem.
Meet with organic farmers and business leaders to promote the positive environmental, economic, and human health benefits of organic agriculture in our state. The first-of-its-kind event last year was quite successful and we anticipate another positive and valuable event this year.
Even though Oregon is a leader in organic agriculture, we had less than one half-time organic Extension agent for the entire state. Thankfully, because of our efforts and those of our coalition partners, that was just increased to 2 full-time positions (for the first time ever) but we're not stopping there! We will continue our advocacy for more significant investments in organic education and infrastructure.
Hear from others, or share your story, and enjoy a free, all-organic luncheon as we promote organic agriculture.

Bend, we have educational events coming your way...

January 15th, Bend:  Eating Animals Film Screening, Central Oregon Locavore, 6:45pm
Join us for our final showing of this award-winning documentary aimed at sparking conversation about the difficult but important truths hidden in our food system. We will be joined by guest speaker Brian Lepore of Golden Eagle Organics in Bend. Golden Eagle uses rotational grazing practices to raise lamb and goat and also grows berries and mixed vegetables. Brian will be talking about what it means to raise animals in a way that is healthy for the animals, environment, and eaters.
January 28th, Bend: InFARMation (& Beer!), Deschutes Brewery (Bend Public House), 6pm
Buying local meat can be a daunting task. Who do you buy from? Does it matter if the meat was ”pasture raised”? What does buying “half a cow” mean? We’re tackling these questions and more as we dive into the why and how to purchase local meat with local producers, butchers, and consumers. Join us for a panel discussion, Q&A, and a ”meat and greet” with local producers.

Join Oregon Farm Link!

Are you looking for land to farm or do you have land available for farming? Are you interested in farm internships, jobs, financing options or other resources? Now is the time to create a post and start making connections for the upcoming season! Oregon Farm Link provides an online hub where land holders and land seekers can post what they are looking for and contact each other. You can also post or look for food and farm jobs as well as check out our resources tab for help with topics like financing and lease agreements. Questions about Oregon Farm Link? Email us.


End of Year Success!

Thanks to all of you who donated, and the incredibly generous match by Patagonia, we surpassed our end of year goal! We are heading into 2020 with the knowledge of just how much support there is from those who care about our precious Earth, care about where and how their food is grown, and share our vision of an Oregon where the food system is dominated by thriving, socially responsible family farms.
Your donation to Friends of Family Farmers will help us expand our advocacy for those who grow our food, and in turn help rural economies, sustain our environment, support local and regional food systems, and nourish Oregon families.
 Thank you for helping keep Oregon a great place to live and farm!

Calendar of Events

January 12: OR Biodynamic Group Winter Meeting - Sandy
January 15: Eating Animals film - Bend
January 16: Organic Grows a Better Oregon - Salem
January 22: Accessing Finances for Your Farm - Central Oregon
January 24-26: Oregon Truffle Festival - Eugene
January 24: Scholarship deadline for OFSSGN Conference - Statewide
January 25: Women in Ag Conference - The Dalles
January 28: Backyard Dairy Management - Tangent
January 30: Food Innovation Road Trip - Bend
February 12: FoFF Day in the Capital - Salem
February 14-16: Oregon Truffle Festival - Yamhill Valley
February 16: Winter Vegetable Variety Showcase - Portland
February 22: OSU Small Farms Conference - Corvallis
March 9: Farm to School Equipment & Infrastructure Grant submission deadline - Statewide
Do you have an upcoming event you'd like to put in our Calendar? Submit your event here for consideration.

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Friends of Family Farmers
PO Box 396
Corbett, Oregon 97019