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Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos
March 13, 2015
Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit photos for its 2016 Oregon’s Bounty calendar.
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Yamhill County Farm Bureau offers two $1,500 scholarships
Feb. 24, 2015
Yamhill County Farm Bureau proudly announces the availability of two scholarships for Yamhill County high school graduates in pursuit of furthering their education in an agriculture-related field. There are two $1,500 scholarships available.
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Clackamas County Farm Bureau offers two $1K scholarships
Feb. 9, 2015
Clackamas County Farm Bureau Scholarships will award scholarships between $500 and $3,000 per recipient. A total of $15,000 in scholarships will be awarded in 2015.
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Marion County Farm Bureau offers two $1K scholarships
Feb. 9, 2015
Marion County Farm Bureau is proud to announce the availability of two $1,000 scholarships for students: the Scott Miller Memorial Scholarship and the Mary Petzel Memorial Scholarship.
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Scholarships available through the Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education
January 23, 2015
The Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education is pleased to announce that applications are available for two scholarship programs for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year.
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Polk County Farm Bureau to host ODF&W, USF&W at meeting on goose depredation & hunting issues
January 18, 2015
Polk County Farm Bureau invites farmers concerned about goose depredation in their fields and goose hunting to a meeting with representatives from the Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife and US Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
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Deschutes Co. Farm Bureau offers safety & pesticide workshop on 1/26
January 6, 2015
Deschutes County Farm Bureau and Central Oregon Safety & Health Association (OSHA) invite central Oregon farmers and ranchers to an Agricultural Safety & Pesticide Accreditation Workshop on January 26 in Bend.
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2014

Klamath County’s Tracey Liskey inducted into Oregon Farm Bureau Hall of Fame
December 18, 2014
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Jackson County’s Ron Bjork inducted into Oregon Farm Bureau Hall of Fame
December 18, 2014
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Peggy Browne elected as Oregon Farm Bureau 1st Vice President
December 18, 2014
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Multnomah County’s Angela Bailey elected OFB 2nd VP & honored with Outstanding Farm Bureau Woman Award
December 18, 2014
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Oregon Farm Bureau thanks retiring OFB Board members
December 18, 2014
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Jackson County’s Glenn Archambault honored with Farm Bureau Top Hand Award
December 18, 2014
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Grant County’s Shaun Robertson honored with Farm Bureau Top Hand Award
December 18, 2014
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Coos County’s Sharon Waterman honored with Outstanding Farm Bureau Woman Award
December 18, 2014
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No on Measure 92 farmers receive Farm Bureau Service to Agriculture Award
December 18, 2014
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Yamhill County’s Marie Schmidt honored with Outstanding County Farm Bureau Secretary Award
December 18, 2014
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Coos County’s Kay Warnock honored with Outstanding County Farm Bureau Woman Award
December 30, 2014
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OFS’s Paulette Pyle honored with Oregon Farm Bureau President’s Award
December 18, 2014
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Klamath County’s Bob Flowers honored with Farm Bureau Memorial Award
December 18, 2014
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Marion Co. Farm Bureau’s Brenda Frketich recognized by Agri-Pulse in 50 Under 50 list
August 13, 2014
Oregon Farm Bureau congratulates Brenda Frketich, a 30-year-old, third-generation farmer from Marion County Farm Bureau for her inclusion in Agri-Pulse magazine’s “50 Under 50” list of agricultural leaders from across the country.
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Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program Awards Century Status to 8 Farms & Ranches & 2 Sesquicentennial Farms in 2014
July 10, 2014
At the annual awards ceremony at the Oregon State Fair, families from across the
state will receive recognition for operating as Century or Sesquicentennial (150-year) Farm or Ranch.
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Find u-pick fields, roadside stands, farm festivals with Oregon’s Bounty
June 6, 2014
Wanting to visit a u-pick strawberry field to harvest berries for the perfect pie? Hoping to take the family to an on-farm festival this summer? Check out the Oregon’s Bounty website at oregonfb.org to quickly and easily locate family farms and ranches in your area with roadside stands, u-pick fields, on-farm festivals, CSAs, and more.
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Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos
June 2, 2014
Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit photos for its 2015 Oregon’s Bounty calendar.
How to submit photos for the 2015 calendar
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2014-2015 Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship Recipients
May 28, 2014
The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation (OAEF) is pleased to announce the following
sixteen (16) recipients of the Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship program
is open to any Oregon High School graduate and/or current college students with one full year of
college transcripts preparing for a career in agriculture or forestry. Students attending institutions
outside of Oregon are eligible. The goal of the OFB Memorial Scholarship is to “Support students
that will have a positive impact on production agriculture and other agricultural related fields.”
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2014-2015 Oregon Farm Bureau, COUNTRY Insured, Associate Member Scholarship
May 28, 2014
The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation (OAEF) is pleased to announce the following
recipient of the Oregon Farm Bureau, COUNTRY Insured, Associate Member Scholarship,
funded by COUNTRY Financial.
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Washington County Farm Bureau awards $19,500 in scholarships
May 19, 2014
Washington County Farm Bureau proudly awarded $19,500 in scholarships to Oregon students.
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Douglas County Farm Bureau awards $6K in scholarships
May 14, 2014
Clackamas Douglas County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce its scholarship recipients for the 2014-2015 school year.
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Clackamas County FB awards $16,500 in scholarships
May 9, 2014
Clackamas County Farm Bureau is proud to announce its 2014 scholarship program.
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“Farmland” by Oscar winner James Moll to be shown in Portland on May 15
May 9, 2014
Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll’s new feature length documentary, Farmland, will make its Oregon debut on May 15 at Portland’s Century 16 Eastport Plaza theater, 4040 SE 82nd Ave. in Portland.
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Governor Kitzhaber to Sign Crop Donation Tax Credit Bill
April 24, 2014
Representatives from the Oregon Food Bank Network and Oregon Farm Bureau will welcome Governor John Kitzhaber as he signs a bill into law that would bring more fresh food to families experiencing hunger.
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Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos
April 14, 2014
Oregon’s Bounty is an award-winning calendar produced by Oregon Farm Bureau that features gorgeous photos of agriculture. Images for the 2015 calendar are being sought. Farm Bureau invites the public to submit their own photos of Oregon agriculture: the commodities, the families, the production, the landscape, the events, the enjoyment, anything that depicts the beauty, technology, culture, or tradition of farming and ranching.
How to submit photos for the 2015 calendar
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Farm Bureau offers to agritourism workshops
March 21, 2014
Oregon Farm Bureau will present two Outdoor Business Workshops for farmers, ranchers & landowners: April 29 in Grants Pass and May 1 in Klamath Falls
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See Klamath Falls event press release

Clackamas County Farm Bureau offers scholarships
March 13, 2014
Clackamas County Farm Bureau is proud to announce its 2014 scholarship program.
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Farm Bureau’s Summer Ag Institute honored with ODA Excellence in Education award
March 7, 2014
Oregon Farm Bureau congratulates the Summer Agriculture Institute for receiving the 2014 Excellence in Education award by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA).
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Farm Bureau to donate food to Ronald McDonald Houses on Feb. 24
Feb. 24, 2014
To highlight family farmers’ and ranchers’ commitment to their community and to promote Oregon agriculture, on Monday, February 24, Oregon Farm Bureau members will donate over $1,000 worth of groceries to Portland’s Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program Seeking Applications for 2014 Century and Sesquicentennial Awards
Feb. 10, 2014
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 award year for the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program. The application deadline is May 1, 2014. Families throughout Oregon who have continuously farmed portions of their family acreage for the past 100 or 150 years are invited to apply.
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Greg Walden, Doug Breidenthal, Oregon Farm Bureau to hold press conference in Central Point on Friday about House passage of farm bill
Jan. 28, 2014
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal, Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue, and Jackson County Farm Bureau President Ron Bjork will hold a press conference in Central Point on Friday to discuss House passage of a five year farm bill and what it means for southern Oregon.
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Washington County Farm Bureau offers scholarships
Jan. 28, 2014
Washington County Farm Bureau proudly offers a variety of scholarships to local students planning to continue their education. High school seniors enrolling in an Oregon school of higher education and planning a career in agriculture, education/teaching, and nursing are eligible for $1,000 scholarships.
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Federal judge rules USDOL used duress on Oregon blueberry farmers
Article from the January 2014 OFB Newsletter: The two Farm Bureau members who filed suit against the U.S. Dept. of Labor (USDOL) because of blatant misuse of its “hot goods” powers scored a major victory this month.
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Federal judge delivers stinging rebuke to USDOL in hot goods cases; Quotations from the January 15, 2014 Judge Coffin ruling against USDOL
January 15, 2014
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin issued a ruling Jan. 15 vacating the U.S. Dept. of Labor consent agreements imposed on two Oregon blueberry farms in summer of 2012. Judge Coffin ruled USDOL used illegal duress in coercing the farms to sign the agreements. Under Oregon law, agreements reached when one party is under duress are not valid. In 2012, USDOL had used its so-called hot goods powers to tell customers of these farms to not accept shipment of fresh blueberries, one of Oregon’s most delicate and perishable farm products. Only by signing away their right to appeal “whether future finding of fact or law” later exonerated them, would DOL tell customers it was ok to
receive blueberry shipments from the farms. USDOL also required the two farms to immediately pay over $200,000 in alleged back wages and penalties without giving any evidence that such wages were owed nor penalties warranted. USDOL’s visits to the farms were not complaint-driven and neither farm had ever been cited for federal or state wage violations. Quotations and the complete ruling from Judge Coffin are attached.

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See quotes from Judge Coffin

Klamath County’s Jason Flowers appointed to national Young Farmers Committee
Jan. 6, 2014
Oregon Farm Bureau congratulates Jason Flowers on his appointment to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee for the 2014-2016 term beginning in March. The committee, which is comprised of 16 positions representing all regions of the United States, works to develop leadership-building events and opportunities for young agriculturalists.
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Klamath County’s Jason Flowers appointed to national Young Farmers Committee
Jan. 6, 2014
Oregon Farm Bureau congratulates Jason Flowers on his appointment to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee for the 2014-2016 term beginning in March. The committee, which is comprised of 16 positions representing all regions of the United States, works to develop leadership-building events and opportunities for young agriculturalists.
See press release

 

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