SolarCulture (a PineGate Renewables project), is an initiative developed to enhance environmental stewardship, promote sustainable agriculture, and collaborate with the community to support research with a goal of encouraging smarter solar through science. They have just recently opened a solar apiary in Jackson County, Oregon. The project is two pronged, it aims to tackle both […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDQRgf1klAw?ecver=1&w=640&h=360] MYCOLOGOS is the world's first online and in-person mycology school and demonstration mushroom farm, based in Portland, Oregon. They are currently raising funds through a Kickstarter campaign (ending December 20) where you can save up to 80% off online courses in mycology. The founder of mycologos, Peter McCoy will be teaching a Greenhorns […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3YjqMX8QPY&w=921&h=516] Rogue Farm Corps helps teach the next generation of farmers via hands-on immersive training on sustainable farms in Oregon. Live and learn side-by-side with a mentor farmer. Take part in classes, farm tours, and discussion circles. Learn more and apply today for the 2018 season: http://roguefarmcorps.org” Applications for the 2018 season are now open. […]
Check out the sweet trailer for the the Rural Route Film Tour!
RFC Chapter Coordinator, Katy Giomboini explains what inspires her about the Rogue Farm Corps training model.
Oregon-based Rogue Farm Corps is now accepting applications for their hands-on internship and apprenticeship programs.
Dairy Creek Community Food Web presents: Fields for Food a workshop on leasing farmland Tuesday March 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. @ St. Bede's Episcopal Church 1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR To RSVP, call: 503-992-0078 ext. 302 Free with snacks provided! Presentations by: Nellie McAdams, Director of Farm Preservation Program at Rogue Farm Corps. Nellie will […]
After months of negotiations, OFFC and the Center for Food Safety have reached a proposed settlement with the two GE alfalfa growers that had sued to overturn Jackson County’s ban on genetically engineered crops. The settlement still needs to be approved by the County and federal court, but we expect it will be. Under the […]
Oregon-based young farmer and photographer Nolan Caldish takes beautiful photographs, often pertaining to agricultural subjects. Several of the projects up on his website, both independent and commissioned feature vegetables, fruits, and land use issues. The three images above come the from "A Land Built By Gravity," which explores America with stark realism, the intersection of the […]
Rogue Farm Corps is now accepting applications for the 2016 season. FarmsNext is a full season entry-level residential internship program that combines hands-on training and skills-based education in sustainable agriculture. As a student intern, you will live and work full-time on a host farm, receiving up to 1,500 hours of on-farm training and learning in-depth […]
Message from the Our Family Farms Coalition: May 29, 2015 - CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS! We have DEFEATED the first major stage of the Monsanto-backed legal challenge that attempted to overturn our Jackson County ban on genetically engineered crops!!!! This is a huge win for family farmers threatened by GMO contamination and a win […]
New Farmers Needed. Be one in a million— Join Rogue Farm Corps in 2015! Applications are now open for positions throughout Oregon. FarmsNext is an entire season of hands-on training and skill-based education in sustainable agriculture for aspiring farmers and ranchers. This immersive on-farm experience combines field training with a mentor farmer, classroom learning with […]
Applications Open for Rogue Farm Corps’ FarmsNOW Program FarmsNOW is an advanced training program that is designed for the student who has a solid foundation of farm knowledge, skills, experience, and the goal of running their own farm enterprise. This program will take beginning farmers to the next step, prepping them for running a successful […]
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/70793446] The recently published book, Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmer Movement, includes nine “dispatches” from Oregon farmers and ranchers. These authors represent the growing youth movement in Oregon agriculture. The keynote session features four of the Oregon authors and greenhorn farmers representing different regions of the state: Sarahlee Lawrence, Rainshadow Organics, Terrebonne; […]
this training program is still accepting applications for the coming season. Think you want to be a farmer?Join Rogue Farm Corps in Training the Next Generation of Farmers. Applications are still open for our 2014 programs. FarmsNext is a full season of hands-on training and skill-based education in sustainable agriculture for aspiring farmers and ranchers. Through an […]
FarmsNOW is an advanced program for aspiring farmers with a minimum of two years prior experience. FarmsNOW is designed for those seeking mastery in the art and business of farming. This two-year program will dig deep into planning, designing and running integrated farming systems. Intern candidates must have 2-3 years of prior vegetable production experience, a deep commitment […]
USDA Announces Harvest Prices for 2013 Crop Year Small Grains and Canola Revenue Products SPOKANE, Wash., September 5, 2013 — USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced approved harvest prices for the 2013 crop year for revenue protection insurance plans within the Common Crop Insurance Policy for wheat, barley, fall canola, and rapeseed in Alaska, Idaho, […]
Learn the craft of draft power at Ruby & Amber's Farm in Dorena, Oregon http://www.workhorseworkshops.com Farming and Driving Draft Horse Workshop September 7-8, 2013 Single Horse Driving and Farming Workshop Setember 21-22, 2013 Doc Hammill's 3 day Farming and Driving Draft Horse Workshop October 18-20 2013 Plowing with Draft Horses October 26-27 2013 Beginning Draft […]
A group of farmers and food advocacy groups have come together to plan a free summer workshop series for farm interns in the Southern Willamette Valley. Come learn from experienced, knowledgeable farmers and connect with other farm interns in the area. This is a unique opportunity to tour different farms and learn from other farmers […]
New Blood Sparks Identity Crisis for Fraternal Group of Farmers --Jeff Brady, NPR, June 14, 2013. Lots of passionate people are taking up farming these days, motivated by frustration with industrial farming, concerns about the environment, and a desire to build community and local food markets. Some of these new farmers have joined the Grange, […]
Another worthwhile kickstarter campaign: Meat @ Grain Station Marketplace We enthusiastically invite you to join in McMinnville's growing craft food scene. Our community needs a source for local, pastured meats sold fresh year round. Kyle Chriestenson and Amanda Perron plan to give you just that at MEAT. Our butcher counter will proudly feature pastured animals […]
Meriwether’s Skyline Farm Manager Position, Portland, OR About the Farm: Meriwether’s Skyline Farm is owned by Meriwether’s Restaurant in Portland, OR, and provides the majority of its produce. The farm is located at ~850 feet elevation on the 20-acre home site of the restaurant owners, located in the West hills near Cornelius Pass. Produce is delivered twice […]
Grayhorns/Greenhorns Mixer Sponsored by the OSU Small Farms Program Join us for this epic event after the Small Farms Conference featuring local food, music, and beverages! Network with farmers, new and experienced, from all over the state and beyond. When: March 2, 2013 Location: Mary's River Grange Time: 6pm – Midnight Food: by Gathering Together Farm - will be served at 6:30 (GTF sausage, sauerkraut, salad, veggie […]
Here's a note for any interested greenhorns: Hot Winter is an organic hot sauce that began as a food preservation project when I was in intern at Mountain Home Farm, in Orleans, CA. Now we have shelf space at New Seasons Markets in Portland, OR, and are looking for farmers interested in growing chilis to […]
Farms Next is a full season of hands-on training and skill-based education in sustainable agriculture for aspiring farmers and ranchers. Through an innovative and cooperative model, Farms Next combines up to 1500 hours of field training with a mentor farmer, 75 hours of classroom learning with agricultural professionals and expert farmers, 15 tours of local […]
Register for the conference HERE There are some scholarships available for young farmers - download the application HERE Download a PDF of the poster HERE
Blue Fox Farm, based in Applegate, Oregon, is currently looking for an Assistant Grower to join our team. We're looking for someone with 2-3 years of prior vegetable production experience that is looking to understand the fine details of running a 17 acre vegetable farm. Ideally this would be a 2 year minimum position with […]
Download the full job description HERE. http://www.portlandcsa.org/ Job summary: This position will manage a two-year, $65,000 USDA Specialty Crop Block grant, aimed at increasing new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) memberships and retaining existing ones, in the Portland metro area. The project director will be expected to work independently in managing all aspects of the grant, […]
super idea! The Organic Mechanic - 2012 Tour Organic farmers in the western United States: I am currently traveling and visiting organic farms in Washington State, Oregon, and California. At each farm, I would prefer to stay between three (3) and ten (10) days. It is preferable if you are on-site and available to spend […]
Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF) is a grassroots organization promoting sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of Oregon’s family farmers to run a successful land-based enterprise while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians. Through education, advocacy, and community organizing, FoFF supports socially and environmentally responsible family-scale agriculture and citizens […]
Education + urban farming - important stuff. Here's their story: We are Courtney Leeds and Justin Davidson, and together with the students, parents, teachers and neighbors of the school where our farm is located, we are Schoolyard Farms. We have each spent the last three years learning and growing and apprenticing at varying farms on […]
Scrumpy Farm, located 30 miles east of Portland, OR, is seeking to build a farmer cooperative on 38 acres of mixed pasture, old field and forest land. The cooperative would consist of several start-up farmers, each operating a small farm business at Scrumpy, and sharing knowledge, resources and marketing outlets with each other.
New Partnership Provides Beginning Farmer Education and Training for Oregon’s Future Rogue Farm Corps (RFC) and Rogue Community College (RCC) have teamed up to offer Oregon’s first and only bona fide educational on-farm internship program. The Farms Next Internship Program provides beginning farmers and ranchers entry-level training in sustainable agriculture through an innovative cooperative […]
Landowner in Monument, Oregon is looking to connect with young farmer(s). The property has a small-scale farm which is 28,000 square feet and deer-fenced. There is room to expand the farmland. Owner is remodeling an existing 2800 square foot commercial building to be an on-site certified food processing facility.
Meadow Farm, Butte Falls, OR Successful farmer looking toward retirement, seeking paid apprentice(s). 110 acre rural forested & pastured land in Southern Oregon Cascades. Organic pastured beef operation. Weston A. Price Foundation Principles. Established customer base. View the job description by clicking the link, and note that Orion is a great place to look for […]
Ever expanding lot of green farmers seeks comrade for adventures in communal living. Homesteading? Yes. Permaculture? Yes. Strengthening the local food economy? For sure. Room for rent. $300/month. 20 miles North of Corvallis in the temperate micro climate of the Airlie Valley. It’s rural and pristine. House has all creature comforts. Utility bills are shared. […]
they have a strong beginning farmer focus and the keynote is our favorite farmer author, Kristin Kimball. View the conference website HERE and their beginning farmers resources HERE
At the Mary's River Grange Hall in Philomath, Oregon on Thursday, October 20. 6:00pm Young Farmer and Food Artisan Mixer Sponsored by OSU Small Farms Program Supported by The Greenhorns This is your big chance to get together and connect with Farmer and Food types from around our region. Us farmers can talk each others' […]
White Oak Farm has recently posted several working/living positions which you can check out at http://www.whiteoakfarmcsa.org/positions. To get an overview of this amazing non-profit organic farm and education center go to http://www.whiteoakfarmcsa.org.
Community By Design has purchased a 58 acre property in Sherwood, Oregon, is hiring a few positions to move forward the first phases of the project and will soon also be looking for farmers who are looking for land to start new operations. The project contains aspects of a farm incubator, with cooperative aspects designed […]