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THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Thank you Mudbone Grown Farms, Oregon Food Bank, Oregon State University, Hilltop Urban Garden (HUG Tacoma), POIC students and staff, Soulfire Farms's Amani O, Sister Laquida Landford, Sister Nyema Clark, State Senator Lew Fredricks (OR), Corvallis NAACP, City of Corvallis - Mayor's Office, Tillman Carr, Abby Creek Winery, MESO, and other critical supporters and stakeholders!!

 

The total funding from scholarships and stipends covered attendance for 62 Black-Identified growers, farmers, growers, and food advocates for Registration/Housing/Food
for those also attending 
OSU SMALL FARMS CONFERENCE.

 

Total attendance to the Summit was 104 people, with 78 of those being Black-identified!! This historic event is the culmination of years of work by people across organizations and communities, our goal is to meet each year in the Oregon/SW Washington area with an improved event planning system - we will be reaching out soon to ask for your leadership and participation in making this event better!!

 

We will be posting a post conference video soon!!

 

 

HOSTED & SUPPORTED BY:

This event is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program, Project #1016678

THE EVENT WAS A SUCCESS!! Thank You All!

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THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED!!

 

This historic one-day regional conference, was a success and the first of its kind in Oregon! We collectively providing this opportunity for Black-identified growers -- farmers, producers, educators, advocates, and ranchers -- to gather, network, discuss experiences, build strategies, and learn about our history and our opportunities!!  

This work is a part of a larger effort to combine and share resources available to Black-identified people working, practicing, or doing business around food systems or growing a thriving food economy in the Oregon and SW Washington area. While this is was a black-community centered and invited convening, we openly welcomed folks who identify as Indigenous, POC, Trans, Gender-neutral people who are food justice community builders.

 

This culturally rooted event also served as an introduction, orientation, and call for participation in the annual OSU SMALL FARMS CONFERENCE held the next day, Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 for detailed technical workshops on soil science, producer skills improvement, market development, and farming infrastructure. Thank you to Bertony, Melony, Nyema, Rohn, Shantae, and all of the attendees for helping make this a real thing!

 

Registration for the Black Growers Gathering reached our goals of 50 attendees and hosted a total of 89 registrants! Capacity was met! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Photos, audio, video, and survey results will be posted soon!

Thank You Again!!