IN THIS ISSUE:
May 20th is a special day for Our Community:
On May 20, 2014, voters passed Measure 15-119 establishing the GMO ban ordinance. On the same date one year later, May 20, 2015, we defended the ordinance in federal court and won! Our Family Farms is still here protecting Jackson County's Seed Sanctuary!
Come Celebrate with Our Family Farms
Friday, May 20
Medford Food Co-op's Annual Election of the board of directors and the 2023 Positive Change recipients is going on now through April 30. For every ballot cast by owners, the Co-op will donate $2 to Rogue Farm Corps.
Be sure to vote for Our Family Farms to be a Positive Change organization in 2023!
Disaster Relief Grant
Our Family Farms is proud to be part of this work to bring relief to our farmers. The OCFSN Disaster Relief Grant Program is now accepting applications. The fund, established by the Oregon legislature, can help cover 2021 losses due to natural disasters for small farms and ranches that do do not qualify for the Oregon Disaster Assistance Program (ie farms that do not have a Schedule F tax return for the years 2017-2019). Apply before May 11 to be considered for the second round of funding. LEARN MORE
1000 Farms Initiative
The Ecdysis Foundation is currently seeking farm sponsors and farmers to participate in an initial study, laying the groundwork for a nationwide study that will test the impact and power of Regenerative Agriculture. LEARN MORE
Climate Resilient Farming
The changing climate presents many challenges for farmers. Applying Regenerative Agriculture practices that focus on soil health can make your farm more resilient to climate changes, help you grow more nutrient dense crops, and help reduce costs. Get Started with Our Family Farm's Resilient Farming Resources.
SOCAN Monthly Meeting
Funding Healthy Soils: An Oregon effort to find the money
April 26 at 6pm
Rogue Valley Water Summit Survey
The Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance, in cooperation with local and regional hosts and co-sponsors, are planning a Water Summit for the summer or fall of 2022. Your suggestions and comments at this early planning stage are greatly needed and appreciated.
Medford Food Coop
Southern Oregon University's