FRIENDS OF FAMILY FARMERS
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit Friends of Family Farmers on the web at www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org.