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Recently, Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center from Oregon State University has had the opportunity to work with Andy Keats from Back40 Media, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Seed Growers Association to tell our community what makes #JeffersonCountyAgriculture so great! Here is the story of our neighbors, the farmers of Jefferson County: http://bit.ly/2gSAw8xRead more

We enjoy an abundance of food here in #CentralOregon that couldn't be sustained without irrigation! Meet our local farmers, hear from HDFFA partners, and learn how you can access Central Oregon grown and raised food. http://bit.ly/2gG291CRead more

Here #inBend - local agriculture needs your support! More than 100 years ago the first shovels began to carve out what would eventually become a 1,200+ mile long canal system. It was all to support what could be called the region’s first start-ups: the ranches and family farms built by settlers seeking to tame one of the West’s last frontiers. Today, #CentralOregon is well-known for many other industries, from microbreweries to golf resorts to tech startups and data centers. However, those original settlers would easily recognize the region thanks to the large role agriculture still plays in our community. You can support our community, right here: http://bit.ly/2aV56tDRead more

A fantastic workshop is coming up from OSU Extension on December 3rd for local land owners from OSU Forestry and Natural Resource Extension! This interactive workshop will focus on strategies to maintain family ties to the land from one generation to the next; building awareness of the key challenges facing family businesses; and motivating families to address the challenges. By the end of the workshop you will have some effective tools to decide the future of the land. Space is limited, so register now! http://bit.ly/2gG2FgiRead more

As a #CentralOregon local you can make a difference for our #LocalAgriculture! Follow the link here and help our community! http://bit.ly/2aV56tDRead more

Local #IrrigationDistricts and #AgCommunity - City Club of Central Oregon is hosting an upcoming forum, Dec. 15th from 11:30 am - 1 pm at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes: "The #UpperDeschutesSettlement, What's Next?" For now the settlement assures that 100 cubic feet of water will continue to be released from reservoirs into the Upper Deschutes this winter. That's a 400 percent increase in minimum flows from recent years, though less than fifteen percent of the flows that existed before reservoirs and canals. Does the settlement represent the end of efforts to restore the Deschutes, or a new beginning? Will further improvements be made from field and flow efficiencies? Who will finance those improvements? Who will reap the rewards? If taxpayers fund the improvements, what will the taxpayer get in return? Farmers? Fishermen? Frogs? Funders? For answers to these questions and more, join moderator Tod Heisler and City Club as they explore efforts to stretch Deschutes River flows to meet the diverse needs of farmers, frogs, fish, and funders. Panelists: Craig Horrell: Manager, Central Oregon Irrigation District Gail Snyder: Co-Founder and Executive Director, Coalition for the Deschutes Find out more and register here: http://conta.cc/2gCVWUqRead more

The 5th National Conference for #WomeninSustainableAgriculture is coming up Nov. 30th - Dec. 2nd! The conference will bring together #farmers, #educators, technical assistance providers and activists engaged in #HealthyFood and #farming to share educational and organization strategies, build technical and business skills, and address policy issues aimed at expanding the success of women farmers and ranchers. Find out more and get involved here: http://bit.ly/2gCJHLeRead more

Here #inBend, we have so much to be thankful for! Happy #Thanksgiving!Read more

For irrigators, what does agreement mean? When the parties in the lawsuit over the #OregonSpottedFrog announced that they had reached a negotiated agreement last week, many in local communities began wondering what it will mean for #irrigators - read more in DBBC's latest blog, here: http://bit.ly/2gGRY0yRead more

Our many amazing local restaurants are huge supporters of, and rely heavily on #LocalAgriculture in #inBend! Wondering what local spots are open this #Thanksgiving? Visit Bend Oregon has compiled a handy list! Take a peek: http://bit.ly/2fSC3bY Photo credit: @BendBulletinRead more

#CentralOregon’s #DeschutesBasin is renowned for local farmers, ranchers, fishing and river interests, conservation groups and others working together to improve the environment and resolve natural resources issues. In 2006, all 8 local irrigation districts (and the City of Prineville) began work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a Habitat Conservation Plan (Deschutes HCP) to benefit fish and wildlife species, including the Oregon spotted frog. Find out more about it here: http://bit.ly/2g7YX2iRead more

Patron Spotlight: watch this video and see how long-time local patron Landsystems Nursery benefits from #irrigationwater here in #CentralOregon. "38 years ago, I opened this nursery. There was nothing between here and Pilot Butte except sagebrush and jack-rabbits. Our relationship with Central Oregon Irrigation District has always been really good." - Gary English, Landsystems NurseryRead more

Spotted Frog Update: Judge Ann Aiken has approved the settlement agreement to resolve two lawsuits related to the #OregonSpottedFrog. The settlement agreement is good news for #CentralOregonIrrigation districts and their members who rely on stored water from Crane Prairie, Wickiup, and Crescent Lake reservoirs. The settlement will significantly reduce the uncertainty faced by water users last winter and spring and allow farmers to better prepare for the 2017 irrigation season.

If you haven't visited DBBC's GoFundMe campaign for #CentralOregonAgriculture, pay them a visit! A little bit goes a long way! http://bit.ly/2aV56tD Photo Credit: @Bend BulletinRead more

"The settlement agreement is a step in the right direction, but the DBBC recognizes that it does not permanently resolve potential concerns related to the reservoirs’ effects on the Oregon spotted frog or provide long-term liability protection to irrigation districts. The benefits of the settlement agreement to the irrigation districts end on July 31, 2017. At that time, the irrigation districts’ goal is to have long-term liability protection under the multi-species habitat conservation plan (HCP) that is currently being developed by the DBBC and the City of Prineville. The conservation measures that will likely be required under the HCP will require significant investments by the irrigation districts and public and private partners in conservation projects, such as canal lining and piping." - DBBC President, Mike Britton

There is a great workshop coming up on December 3rd for local land owners! This interactive workshop will focus on strategies to maintain family ties to the land from one generation to the next; building awareness of the key challenges facing family businesses; and motivating families to address the challenges. Topics will include developing a shared vision and passion for the land, keeping your land in the family, maintaining generational ties, passing on the land with reduced estate taxes, and identifying and addressing challenges facing family business. The workshop is to be help at OSU Extension Service, Crook County 502 SE Lynn Blvd, Prineville, OR. Call Carrie Smith at 541-548-6088 or carrie.smith@oregonstate.edu to register. Space is limited, so please register soon!Read more

Happy #VeteransDay to all those who served! We thank you!Read more

Thank you to everyone who attended the #OregonSpottedFrog Town Hall meeting. We want our patrons to know the settlement will significantly reduce the uncertainty faced by water users last winter and spring and allow all of us to better prepare for the 2017 irrigation season. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2fFhakqRead more

Don't forget! Tonight - the DBBC invites you to attend a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m., in the Redmond High School Auditorium! 675 SW Rimrock Redmond, OR 97756 At the Town Hall, the DBBC will: - Provide an update on the #OregonSpottedFrogSettlement - Provide an opportunity to answer questions Please park outside the high school main entrance. The auditorium is inside the entrance on the left.​

As of January 2017, #OregonLivestockProducers must comply with a new federal law which fundamentally changes the way feed-grade antibiotics are used in their operations. Tonight, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds North Sister Building, a free Veterinary Feed Directive Seminar hosted by Oregon State University Extension will be held to discuss these new antibiotic rules for livestock. The seminar will answer questions about the new law, including the livestock operator's or caretaker's responsibilities and classifications of medications which are affected and not affected by the VFD. Contact 541-548-6088 for more information!Read more

Be a proud supporter of #LocalAgriculture here in #CentralOregon by following the link below - every dollar counts! http://bit.ly/2aV56tD Photo Credit: @Kevin McNeal PhotographyRead more

"The DBBC would like to thank its local partners for their continued support and insights while the Oregon spotted frog lawsuits were pending and as implementation of the settlement agreement moves forward.” - DBBC President Mike Britton #CentralOregon #LocalAgriculture #OregonSpottedFrogRead more

Do you want to know more about, or have questions about the #OregonSpottedFrog settlement? The DBBC invites you to attend a Town Hall meeting: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6 p.m. Redmond High School Auditorium 675 SW Rimrock Redmond, OR 97756 At the Town Hall, the DBBC will: - Provide an update on the Oregon spotted frog settlement - Provide an opportunity to answer questions Please park outside the high school main entrance. The auditorium is inside the entrance on the left.​

Next Tuesday is #ElectionDay! Don't forget to vote!Read more

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