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Find farms offering pumpkins, apples with Oregon's Bounty (Photo) - 10/11/19


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Find farms offering pumpkins, apples with Oregon’s Bounty

Venture out into the countryside to buy pumpkins, apples, and the best of fall harvest directly from farms with Oregon’s Bounty at OregonFB.org.

Pumpkins, apples, pears, and squash are just a few examples of the favorites of fall harvest. If you want to venture out into the beautiful countryside and buy seasonal food directly from a farmer or rancher — where do you go?

“Everyone knows where their local farmers market is, but not everyone knows where to find roadside farm stands, pumpkin patches, u-pick orchards, and harvest events. That’s where Oregon’s Bounty comes in,” said Anne Marie Moss, Oregon Farm Bureau communications director.

Oregon’s Bounty at OregonFB.org is a searchable online directory of nearly 300 family farms and ranches that sell food and foliage directly to the public.

The Oregon’s Bounty website allows visitors to search for a specific agriculture product — like pumpkins or apples — and/or search for farms within a specific region of the state, such as Portland Metro, the Gorge, or the Willamette Valley. Visitors can also do a search for “u-pick” or “events” to locate those activities.

“Oregonians love farm-fresh food. Thanks to the diversity of Oregon agriculture, we can buy an enormous variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, nuts, flowers, and much more directly from the families who grew it,” said Moss.

“Each of the farms listed in Oregon’s Bounty are owned and operated by Farm Bureau members, who are proud of what they’ve grown and are happy to answer questions about what they do and how they farm,” said Moss. “Fall is an ideal time to take a trip into the scenic countryside, meet a few of these family farmers, and experience Oregon agriculture firsthand.”

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* Note to Editors: “Farm Bureau” is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.

Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit, general farm organization representing the interests of farming and ranching families in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon at the county level in 1919 and the state level in 1932, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties.

Oregon Farm Bureau President Sharon Waterman is an OFB Hall of Fame honoree and operates a Century Ranch raising sheep, cattle, and timber in Bandon. She is OFB’s 16th president.

 

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Scene from the 2018 Oregon YF&R Leadership Conference.
Scene from the 2018 Oregon YF&R Leadership Conference.
Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference, Nov. 15-17 in Portland (Photo) - 10/09/19


Register for the Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference, Nov. 15-17 in Portland

Young farmers, ranchers, and others interested in agriculture are encouraged to register for the 2019 Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference, set for Nov. 15-17 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel.  

Open to Farm Bureau members ages 16 through 35 (as of Jan. 1, 2019), the conference is geared toward young people interested in improving their leadership and communication skills, learning about the most important issues impacting Oregon’s agriculture community, gaining business tips from experts, networking with peers, and having fun!

“Last year’s conference was a huge success with nearly 100 attendees,” said Jenny Freeborn, chair of the Oregon Farm Bureau YF&R Committee. “The conference is a great opportunity for young people to learn about different aspects of agriculture and have a great time with new and old friends.”

To get the reduced rate for lodging, hotel reservations must be made by Oct. 28 — and the $50 conference registration fee is due by Nov. 7 (fee includes dinner on Friday and Saturday and lunch on Saturday).

Find the registration form and hotel information at OregonFB.org/yfrconference.

For more information, email yfr@oregonfb.org or call Jacon Taylor at 541.589.9694.

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* Note to Editors: “Farm Bureau” is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.

Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit, general farm organization representing the interests of farming and ranching families in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon at the county level in 1919 and the state level in 1932, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties.

Oregon Farm Bureau President Sharon Waterman is an OFB Hall of Fame honoree and operates a Century Ranch raising sheep, cattle, and timber in Bandon. She is OFB’s 16th president.

Free labor issues seminar offered by Klamath-Lake County Farm Bureau - 09/30/19

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2019
 

Free labor issues seminar offered by Klamath-Lake County Farm Bureau

On Oct. 23, Klamath-Lake County Farm Bureau will present a free seminar geared toward employers that will focus on important labor-related laws, rules, and regulations.

What: Seminar geared toward employers that will focus on labor issues, including the Workplace Fairness Act, Paid Family Leave, Equal Pay Act, and OregonSaves.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 23 starting at 2 p.m.

Where: OSU Extension Office in Klamath Falls

Presenters will include Roberta Gruber, director of Oregon Farm Bureau’s FEELDS (Farm Employer Education & Legal Defense Service) program and a representative from COUNTRY Financial.

The event is free and open to the public.

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* Note to Editors: “Farm Bureau” is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.

Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit, general farm organization representing the interests of farming and ranching families in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon at the county level in 1919 and the state level in 1932, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties.

Oregon Farm Bureau President Sharon Waterman is an OFB Hall of Fame honoree and operates a Century Ranch raising sheep, cattle, and timber in Bandon. She is OFB’s 16th president.