We just heard about this terrific organization in Oregon – a good model, and helpful for all of us. Thanks to Sarah Sullivan, who clued us in.
Check them out @ friendsoffamilyfarmers.org
The average age of farmers in Oregon is 57 years old. Without a plan to get new farmers onto the land, with access to education, financing and markets, we stand to lose 25-50% of the land that is currently in agriculture production. In response, Friends of Family Farmers is developing a land and resource connection service with an online database that will help us grow our own next generation of family farmers.
iFarm Oregon database is now live – visit it here.