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the multnomah model

Communities across the country are taking charge.  This one, in Oregon, has a website full of information that will be helpful to all of us. The Multnomah Food Initiative started as an innovative community partnership to develop a shared food system vision, goals, and an action plan that will promote issues of health, social justice, […]

Posted: July 25 2011
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job opportunites in the NW

Oregon Tilth is hiring for two positions, check them out! Certification Directorhttp://tilth.org/about/job-openings/certification-director Inspector/Reviewerhttp://tilth.org/about/job-openings/inspector-reviewer ----------------------------- PCC Farmland Trust hiring Conservation Project Manager PCC Farmland Trust (PCC FT) is seeking an experienced, organized, highly-motivated professional to serve as Conservation Project Manager. PCC FT secures, preserves and stewards threatened farmland in the Northwest, ensuring that generations of local […]

Posted: July 4 2011
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your backyard farmer

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIUfeKt_LwQ&feature=related] The farmer comes to you, within the Portland, Gresham, Lake Oswego and Milwaukie areas. Pioneered in March of 2006, Your Backyard Farmer is an innovative approach to community supported agriculture through urban backyard farming. We create small sustainable organic method farms at your backdoor & provide fresh, in-season produce from your farm to your […]

Posted: May 2 2011
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farm for sale

26 Acre Organic Farm. * Irrigated * Class I soils * 10 Acres / Berries * Small Orchard / Cherries / Apples * 2 Dwellings * 7 Outbuildings / LG Processing Shop w/walkin cooler * Central Willamette Valley Location / Off I-5   1 hour from Portland / Eugene / Coast / Mountains * Greenhouses * […]

Posted: April 25 2011
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Cheesemaker position in Redmond Oregon!

Cheesemaker:  Juniper Grove Farm seeks a cheesemaker experienced in lactic and rennet cheeses. Duties will include preparation of milk, transformation, aging, packaging, preparation of orders for sale. There may also be opportunity for relief milking and farmers market sales. You will be working with three others – the herdswoman, relief milker, and owner who makes […]

Posted: March 4 2011
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training for beginning farmers in oregon

Who is Building Farmers in the West For? Farmers who want to start a market farm enterprise Farmers who have a market farm business but have farmed less than10 years Farmers who desire to improve their business management & marketing skills Farmers who would like to network closely with other market farm producers Farmers who […]

Posted: February 24 2011
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Family Farmer & Rancher Day

Calling all Oregon friends and farmers! Be sure to head out to Salem, OR for the Family Farmer and Rancher Day at the Capitol on March 15th.  Talk to your legislators about the importance of local agriculture, support our farmers and ranchers, and help create the kind of food system you would like to see […]

Posted: February 18 2011
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rogue farm corps

Applications are now available for Rogue Farm Corps 2011 Farms Next Internship Program. Rogue Farm Corps Farms Next Internship Program provides beginning farmers entry-level training in sustainable agriculture through an innovative cooperative education program on numerous small farms in Southern Oregon. Interns participating in the Farms Next Internship Program live and work full time on […]

Posted: February 16 2011
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the press gets it in oregon

This is a well articulated article about the need for more young farmers in Multnomah county, Oregon, informed by an ambitious new program by the county food commission. This is how small government agencies, farmers, activists, service providers AND press can work together to reshape the foodshed. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/01/multnomah_county_farm_incubato.html

Posted: January 28 2011
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white oak farm programming for 2011

The White Oak Farm and Education Center in Williams, Oregon is a unique operation, purchased as part of a land trust and run by a combination of residents and interns. The farm seeks to be a model of sustainability, sharing our experience through education in ecologically sound agriculture and forestry, and natural building. The farm […]

Posted: January 4 2011