Mission & Team

Everyone deserves good food.
We make it happen.

Mission: to support a healthy and thriving food and farm network in Central Oregon through education, collaboration and inclusivity.

Vision: a prosperous food and farm network with equitable access for all Central Oregonians.

Food Security: We believe that everyone should have access to a sufficient quantity of affordable local food at all times that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life.

What we do

Farm & Ranch
Farm & Ranch

Support farmers and ranchers to grow and raise sustainable food.

Food Access
Food Access

Improve access to and education about local food, specifically for those who are food insecure.

Food System
Food System

Support a sustainable and just community-based food system in Central Oregon.

Staff

Board Members

Our Board is comprised of volunteer citizens representing Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and various food system sectors including:
farm, ranch, food businesses, hunger relief, community health, land use, local government, university and/or the community-at-large.

Chair: Laura Pennavaria  |  Secretary: Jane Sabin-Davis  |  Treasurer: Jeff Fox

HDFFA Advisors and Committee Members

Clint Nye, Nye Design, Marketing and Advertising Consultant
Juli McKee, Personnel Consultant
Laura Moss, Finance Committee
Martha Rogers, Marketing and Advertising Consultant
Tamara Ontko, Finance Committee

Agricultural Advisory Committee (learn more)

Victoria Tranca, Cascade Mountain Pastures, Sisters
Jim Crocker, Crown C Farms, Terrebonne
Gia Matzinger, Deschutes Canyon Garlic, Bend
Katia Steckly, Double F Ranch,Antelope
Sarahlee Lawrence, Rainshadow Organics,Sisters
Jenna Pike, Splitting Aces Livestock and Farm School, Prineville
Ashley Petersen, Sungrounded Farm, Terrebonne
Danae Miller, Vaquero Valley Ranch, Prineville

HDFFA Board member, Tracy Wilson 

Alumni & Alumnae Board

Alaina Baker, First Interstate Bank
Ann Snyder, White Diamond Ranch
Anna Green, Deschutes Cty. resident
Becca Burda, Whole Foods
Ben Gordan, 1,000 Friends of Oregon
Ben Miosi, Whole Foods
Beth Ann Beamer, Mt. View Hospital
Beth Newman, Deschutes Cty. resident
Billie Estridge, Timber Creek Farm
Brian Kerr, Deschutes Brewery
Carly Sanders, NeighborImpact
Christa Marney, Mosaic Medical/St. Charles
Chelsie Carter, PacificSource
Chris Casad, Casad Family Farm
Clare Sullivan, OSU Extension
Dana Martin, OSU Extension
Doug Maragas, Maragas Winery
Gary Bishop, Bishop Farms
Gloria Olson, Jefferson Cty resident
Jason Valdez, Whole Foods
Jeffrey Haney, Media, Central Oregon
Jerre Kosta-Dodson, Dancing Cow Farm
John Warriner, Land Use
Jules Green, St. Charles Hospital
Juli McKee, Deschutes County/Medcor
Karen Swirsky, City of Bend
Kate Wells, St. Charles Hospital
Katrina Van Dis, C.O. Intergovernmental Council
Kelsie Skinner, Navis
Heidi Weiss-Hoffman, Deschutes Cty. resident
Holly Hutton, NeighborImpact
Laura Moss, Community at large
Lisa Kitinoja, Post Harvest Innovations
Liz Weigand, Agricultural Connections
Megan French, Boundless Farmstead
Minda Morton, Jefferson County Health Dept.
Nancy Klatt, Remuda Ranch
Nikki Timm, Central Oregon Locavore
Owen Murphy, COCC
Rick Leaper, Seed Company
Sean Dodson, Farmer
Seth Crawford, Crook Cty. Commissioner
Shannon Sbarra, Volcano Veggies
Steve Murray, NeighborImpact
Zanne Sheets, Grizzly Mountain Ranch
Contact Us

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