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January 2021

SWOT Workshop for Jefferson County Ranchers

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom Meeting
Free

The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) and Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service are holding a workshop with Jefferson County ranchers to better understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) currently facing Central Oregon producers. The workshop will take place virtually over Zoom on January 27th from 10-11:30am PT. The feedback received during these workshops will be used by HDFFA and OSU to help inform their agricultural support programming over the next three years. If you are…

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SWOT Workshop for Deschutes County Ranchers

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom Meeting
Free

The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) and Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service are holding a workshop with Deschutes County ranchers to better understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) currently facing Central Oregon producers. The workshop will take place virtually over Zoom on January 29th from 10-11:30am PT. The feedback received during these workshops will be used by HDFFA and OSU to help inform their agricultural support programming over the next three years. If you are…

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April 2021

Value Added Producer Grant Overview and Best Practices

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Free

Join the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance for a special presentation on the 2021 Value Added Producers Grant. We will be joined by Erika Moellmer, Business & Cooperative Programs Specialist for USDA Rural Development, who will review basic information, eligibility requirements, and the application process. Katrina Van Dis, HDFFA Executive Director and USDA grant reviewer, will then give tips and tricks for submitting a competitive application.

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Social Media and Marketing Strategies for Farmers and Ranchers (Session 1)

April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

This three-part series will provide you with tactics and strategies to market your farm or ranch operation with an emphasis on social media, web presence, and email to communicate directly with your ideal audience. Register here: hdffa.org/smtraining Session overview (please plan to attend all three sessions): Workshop 1 (April 7th from 6:30-8pm): Social Media Basics Social Media Basics Facebook basics Instagram Hashtags & Engagement Using HDFFA + other community supporters to leverage your social media reach Resources or Freebies for…

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Social Media and Marketing Strategies for Farmers and Ranchers (Session 2)

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

This three-part series will provide you with tactics and strategies to market your farm or ranch operation with an emphasis on social media, web presence, and email to communicate directly with your ideal audience. Register here: hdffa.org/smtraining Session overview (please plan to attend all three sessions): Workshop 1 (April 7th from 6:30-8pm): Social Media Basics Social Media Basics Facebook basics Instagram Hashtags & Engagement Using HDFFA + other community supporters to leverage your social media reach Resources or Freebies for…

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Social Media and Marketing Strategies for Farmers and Ranchers (Session 3)

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

This three-part series will provide you with tactics and strategies to market your farm or ranch operation with an emphasis on social media, web presence, and email to communicate directly with your ideal audience. Register here: hdffa.org/smtraining Session overview (please plan to attend all three sessions): Workshop 1 (April 7th from 6:30-8pm): Social Media Basics Social Media Basics Facebook basics Instagram Hashtags & Engagement Using HDFFA + other community supporters to leverage your social media reach Resources or Freebies for…

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May 2021

Rethink Food Waste: Preparing Parts and Pieces / Preparando partes y piezas

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join local cookbook author Linda Ly and pro butcher Bryan Mayer to learn about all edible parts of the vegetable and animal. The Environmental Center is excited to sit down with food maestros extraordinaire: Linda Ly and Bryan Mayer who will talk about their professional experience in preparing and cooking the whole organism. A live Spanish interpreter will be present. Linda is a local Central Oregon cookbook author whose newest book, “The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook”, helps us explore delicious recipes…

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High Desert Food Trail Workshop, Session 1: Culinary & Agritourism and Regional Resource Panels

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance, in partnership with Travel Oregon and a local steering committee, will host a two-part Food Trail Development Workshop this May for the Central Oregon region. This region includes the communities within Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. During this workshop, participants will explore how their community can enhance its local culinary and agricultural tourism industry by developing an Oregon Food Trail. This is registration for Session…

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High Desert Food Trail Workshop, Session 2: Building the High Desert Food Trail

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance, in partnership with Travel Oregon and a local steering committee, will host a two-part Food Trail Development Workshop this May for the Central Oregon region. This region includes the communities within Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. During this workshop, participants will explore how their community can enhance its local culinary and agricultural tourism industry by developing an Oregon Food Trail. This is registration for Session 2…

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Farmer Networking Night

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Worthy Brewing
Free

The HDFFA Agricultural Advisory Committee is excited to host its first Farmer Networking Night on Wednesday, May 26th from 6:30-8pm! Farmers and ranchers throughout Central Oregon are invited to attend to meet and catch up with fellow producers for a post-market treat. The event will be held at Worthy Brewing and HDFFA partners will receive their first beer free (two per organization). Additional beverages and food will be available for purchase. Registration for this event is required. This event is…

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