The goal of the Small Farms program is to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of small farms by employing appropriate scale production and marketing techniques. Objectives include working with small acreage landowners to improve stewardship practices emphasizing land management and soil and water quality. As well, the program hopes to improve small farm horticultural production and small-scale livestock, poultry and forage production emphasizing specialty, organic, pasture-raised and niche crop production. Another emphasis of the program is on small farm alternative and specialty marketing through the creation and enhancement of local and regional food systems and farm direct marketing channels.
Cultivating a vital local economy in the Rogue Valley.
Friends of Family Farmers is a grassroots organization promoting sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of Oregon’s family farmers to run a successful land-based enterprise while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians. Through education, advocacy, and community organizing, Friends of Family Farmers supports socially and environmentally responsible family-scale agriculture and citizens working to shape healthy rural communities.
Rogue Valley Farm to School educates children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs, and by increasing local foods in school meals. We work to inspire an appreciation of local agriculture that improves the economy and environment of our community and the health of its members.
Rogue Advocates is dedicated to cultivating livable and sustainable communities in southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley region. Through advocacy, education and outreach around local land use issues, we work to preserve productive rural lands and to promote vibrant urban centers.