2020 Oregon Family Farms Survey

We are rolling with the punches of 2020! Instead of in person events such as our Listening Sessions or the reimagined Cultivating Ideas Tour, we put out an Oregon Family Farms Survey to be completed by farmers and ranchers as well as eaters and advocates from across the state.  This information will help us frame our advocacy and programming for the next two years, including the 2021 Session of the Oregon Legislature. To read about the top three issues of concern and other findings click here.

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID – Fall 2020 Cultivating Ideas: FoFF Meetups

We are coming to see you!  Every other year, FoFF hits the road to put faces to names and connect with farmers and ranchers across the state.   For the past decade we have called these gatherings “Listening Sessions” as our goal has been to hear from you directly your concerns and barriers to being a successful producer.  This year we’re going to shake things up a bit and do it a little differently.

For 2020, we are planning “Cultivating Ideas: FoFF Meet Ups” to take what we’ve learned from the Listening Sessions over the years to the next level.  We will share an update on our work, hear from a few local farmers, and help folks connect with each other and our resources.

We hope you’ll join us at a Meet Up near you! After a short program, there will be plenty of social time to meet, connect and celebrate our hard-working, socially responsible food producers and the eaters who support them. There will be several opportunities to get engaged, share your opinions, and earn raffle tickets for awesome local prizes throughout the night!

Join us at any of these events to share ideas, connect with your community, and get more tools to make Oregon a great place to live and farm:

  • Walterville (Eugene/Springfield area)
  • Florence (Mid Coast)
  • Salem
  • East Portland/Gresham (East County)
  • Hillsboro
  • NE Portland
  • Hood River
  • Southern Oregon
  • Bend

This is a space for farmers, eaters, and all who are part of the Good Food movement of all races, ages, orientations and genders to come together to keep Oregon a great place to live and farm!

2018 Farmer and Rancher Listening Sessions

We held 19 Farmer and Rancher Listening Sessions across the state during our 2017-2018 Listening Session Tour, which wrapped up on May 31. You can read the final report here!

Background:

Since 2009, we have held biennial Listening Sessions with Oregon’s family farmers and ranchers, hearing from hundreds and hundreds of producers over the years. This process led to the Agricultural Reclamation Act and shapes our advocacy and program work. You can read our 2016 Listening Session Report and Policy Recommendations here.