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May 2020

Applying for Direct Payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (USDA)

May 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Note: a recording of this presentation is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWK-s1kzmgw USDA is hosting this webinar to provide information on required forms and other documentation in advance of the open application period. Specialty crops producers who are new to the USDA direct payment process are especially encouraged to participate. The details of the direct payment program process will be announced soon. A recording of webinar will also be posted on farmers.gov/CFAP and the AMS website.

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InFARMation (& BYOB!): Are We Out of Food!? – Understanding Food Supply Chains (FOFF)

May 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This presentation is for consumers but everyone can learn and appreciate the content! During this InFARMation, we will hear from vegetable farmers, co-op operators, and the perspectives of local meat processors from across the state to show you how the local supply chain differs from the traditional mainstream supply chain. Localizing food supply chains can lead to more resilience for the producers and the communities. It also helps connect people with the realities of food processing and transportation issues that…

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Innovative Direct Marketing for Farmers (CCOF)

May 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Innovative direct marketing can keep your farm business viable in fast changing times. Join Jamie Collins of Serendipity Farms for a webinar on tools to increase your farm’s customer base and your revenue. Collins, a long-time organic farmer and savvy marketing coach, will highlighting techniques she’s used to draw in customers and maintain her business in an ever-changing market. Learn how she quickly adapted her marketing to address COVID-19 restrictions by reestablishing her CSA and adapting her farmers market marketing…

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September 2020

How to Purchase Meat Direct from Livestock Producers

September 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom Online

Have you considered buying meat direct from a farm or ranch? Join Scott Duggan, OSU Livestock Extension Field Faculty, for a class that will guide you through the process involved in buying meat direct from livestock producers. Upon completing the class participants will understand: How diet and environment affects quality of meat How the sale price of buying meat direct from the producer is calculated The meat cutting process when buying meat by the¼,½ or whole How to identify the…

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November 2020

NRCS Programs for Farmers and Ranchers

November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Zoom Meeting

Recording available here! Join us on Thursday, November 12th from 6-6:45pm to hear from your local NRCS representative, Stephanie Payne, on how she can offer support to you and your farm or ranch in conserving your farmland through financial and technical assistance. Learn more about all that NRCS has to offer including information on the High Tunnel System Initiative, Organic Initiative, and the Locally-led Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The presentation will include Central Oregon success stories and a Q&A…

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Demystifying Federal Coronavirus Support (CFAP 2) for Farmers and Ranchers

November 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Did you know that the USDA has issued $14 billion in a second round of federal support for farmers and ranchers? How about that a majority of HDFFA partners qualify for monetary support? Whether you're a rancher or farmer, make sure you get the money you deserve! OSU Extension and HDFFA are partnering up to bring you an information session on who qualifies and how to apply. Lacy Stovner, County Program Technician for the Central Oregon Farm Service Agency with…

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December 2020

Funding for Farmers (1 of 3)

December 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Free – $30.00

Understanding Your Options and Writing Winning Proposals Now's the time to build the skills and knowledge that can bring the right financing to your farm or ranch. Join us for a three-evening, interactive series for an introduction and overview that will help you answer these questions: Why would I want a grant or other financial help? What are my options for funding? Understanding cash flow: how do reimbursements, matches, and other money management things work? What background information do I…

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Funding for Farmers (Session 2 of 3)

December 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Understanding Your Options and Writing Winning Proposals Now's the time to build the skills and knowledge that can bring the right financing to your farm or ranch. Join us for a three-evening, interactive series for an introduction and overview that will help you answer these questions: Why would I want a grant or other financial help? What are my options for funding? Understanding cash flow: how do reimbursements, matches, and other money management things work? What background information do I…

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January 2021

Funding for Farmers (Session 3 of 3)

January 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Understanding Your Options and Writing Winning Proposals Now's the time to build the skills and knowledge that can bring the right financing to your farm or ranch. Join us for a three-evening, interactive series for an introduction and overview that will help you answer these questions: Why would I want a grant or other financial help? What are my options for funding? Understanding cash flow: how do reimbursements, matches, and other money management things work? What background information do I…

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SWOT Workshop for Crook County Farmers

January 18 @ 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 Crook County farmers 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 18th 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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