Category:Local Food News
Previous Post: This Wednesday, January 24 in Portland, US Rep. Earl Blumenauer is holding a public forum on his new Food and Farm Act, a bill that would invest in beginning and local farmers, protection of farmland & the environment, and increase food security & access to healthy food.This comes at a time when Congress is looking at how to re-authorize the national Farm Bill, which impacts how agricultural land is managed, how food is produced, the viability of family farms, and local food systems.You can RSVP for the forum at https://blumenauerforms.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=11&Preview=true To What: Food and Farm Issues Public Forum w/ Rep. Earl BlumenauerWhen: Wednesday, January 24, 2018; 5:30-7pm. Doors open at 5pm.Where: Portland State University – Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, Room 355, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201The forum will also feature remarks from Ken Cook, president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Food Policy Action.See you there!
Next Post: Oregon Small Farms ConferenceOregon State University Campus in Corvallis at the LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni CenterSaturday, February 24, 2018 Registration is now open.The Oregon Small Farms Conference is a daylong event geared toward farmers, agricultural professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of farmers markets. Twenty-seven educational sessions are offered on a variety of topics relevant to the Oregon small farmers and include a track in Spanish. Speakers include farmers, OSU Extension faculty, agribusiness, and more.Pricing Info For 2018:Early Bird Registration between Dec 22-Feb 2: $50Register between Feb 3-Feb 13: $75Register on-site (day of event): $150 (subject to availability)