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Friends Of Family Farmers listening sessions

The Portland Metro Area-

Wed. January 16th, 6:30-8:30pm @ People's Co-op Community Room,3029 SE 21st Ave, 1 block north of SE Powell. The community room is located in the upstairs of People's store with access by stairs or by elevator for anyone with disabilities.
Working to Keep Oregon Agriculture in the Hands of Socially Responsible Farmers

We want to hear from you.

Friends of Family Farmers would like to invite you to participate in an informal meeting with other area farmers and members of the food system. This Listening Session (you talk, we listen) will be a group brainstorm to develop a list of issues and challenges that you, as a family farmer, face while trying to run a socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally friendly business in the state of Oregon.

As a young, non-profit organization, Friends of Family Farmers would like to hear from you in order to best support, promote and protect sustainable agricultural practices in Oregon. By holding these Listening Sessions, we will be able to move forward as an organization and develop proactive projects and policies that best support family farmers.

We will be holding 5 Listening Sessions around the state of Oregon in January and February 2008. Right now, the scheduled locations are:
The Portland Metro Area-
Wed. January 16th, 6:30-8:30pm @ People's Co-op
Corvallis/ Eugene- TBA
Southern Oregon/ Rogue Valley-
Wed. January 30th, 6:00-8:00pm @ OSU Extension
Pendleton- TBA
Bend/ John Day- TBA

If you would like to participate or gain more information on these meetings or our organization, please contact Megan Fehrman at 503-622-0161 or by email,  megan@friendsoffamilyfarmers.org.

Please visit Friends of Family Farmers on the web at www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org.

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