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April 2020

Farming During COVID: Marketing (CAFF/EcoFarm)

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom Meeting

You can find the full recording of the webinar here.    Speakers: Chanowk Yisrael of Yisrael Family Urban Farm, moderator Cole Mazariegos-Anastassiou, Verónica Mazariegos-Anastassiou, & Cristóbal Cruz Hernández from Brisa de Año Ranch in Pescadero, CA Sarah Silva from Green Star Farm in Sebastopol, CA (sarah@greenstarfarm.com) Ben Thomas and Evan Wiig from Community Alliance with Family Farmers (ben@caff.org and evan@caff.org)  Here are the resources mentioned during the webinar: CAFF’s COVID-19 resource page (www.caff.org/covid19) lists these resources--and many more--divided into sections…

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Virtual Farmer Social! (FOFF)

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Join Friends of Family Farmers on Monday April 6th from 7:30 to 9 pm to talk about how your farming plans have changed since the spread of COVID-19. There will be some facilitation from FoFF staff to keep the conversation going, otherwise this is purely a space for farmers to talk with other small and mid-sized Oregon family farmers. Many choose farming as a career because of a strong connection to the land, a desire to feed your community, a…

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Central Oregon Berry Production Workshop

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Take a break in the middle of your stay-at-home week or come in from your farm work to learn something new! Join this 2hr Zoom meeting to learn about strawberry and raspberry production here in central Oregon. The class will provide an overview of site selection and preparation, recommended berry types, and establishment and maintenance. Focus will be on 1st year results of a berry research trial comparing raspberry and strawberry production in high tunnels vs. the open field. If you’ve thought about…

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Farming during COVID: Food Safety (CAFF)

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom Meeting

Farming During COVID: A Webinar Series on Adapting to Crisis Wednesday, April 8th, 4-5:30 pm: On-Farm Food Safety + 5:30-6 pm we're adding "Barnyard Chatter," optional office hours with Kali Feiereisel to get your farm-specific questions answered    Webinar link: https://zoom.us/j/421315310 **please try to join the webinar via computer, if possible, so that you can view the presenter's slides and submit questions **If you do not have Zoom downloaded on your computer yet, you will need to do so, so please login at…

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Farmers’ Markets: Practices at Market in Response to COVID-19 (CAFF)

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am


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Farmer Financial Relief (CAFF)

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Farmer Relief, from the stimulus bill to government loans to grants from a variety of sources. Sign up here.

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Farming is Not Cancelled! Finding Local Food Safely (FOFF)

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As the uncharted territory of the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, it is comforting to know some things remain unchanged: Spring is here, crops are growing, hens are laying, and your local farmers are still working hard every day to make sure our communities have access to safe, nutritious and delicious food. Navigating the new restrictions and making the safest choices for public health, while also supporting your local farmers and ranchers can seem like a hard act to balance. We want…

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Small Farm Basics for High Tunnel Raspberry Production (OSU Extension)

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Zoom Webinar and Instagram Live Field Tour! Curious about high tunnel production of raspberries in Oregon? Thinking of adding them to your farm? Join us to learn about commercial and low-cost high tunnel options, use of high tunnels for raspberry research in central Oregon, and a field tour in the Willamette Valley. Zoom presentation by Clare Sullivan, Deschutes County Extension, and Instagram Live Tour by Javier Fernandez-Salvador, North Willamette Research and Extension Center. For more details see this flyer Zoom 2-2:30pm: https://beav.es/4Mv (registration)…

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Farming During COVID: Farm Labor Webinar (CAFF)

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Webinar 4-5:30 (+ 5:30-6 pm “Barnyard Chatter”) Farm employers and farmworkers will speak about the unique challenges of keeping our agricultural workers safe and farms operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. How are farm managers adapting to keep their employees safe and prepare for potential labor shortages? What guidance can farmworkers give us on best practices for the agriculture industry and what advocacy can the farming community offer to make sure our ag workers receive the health care and protections they…

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Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for Farmers and Ranchers (Farm Commons)

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Farmers and ranchers will soon be eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans, in anticipation of the $484 billion aid relief bill passing the House and being signed into law this week. The EIDL program provides an emergency grant of up to $10,000 for small businesses suffering a loss of revenue because of COVID-19. We'll discuss the specifics of eligibility and how to submit an application through the Small Business Administration. Issues with how the program has performed over the past…

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