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A great talk is happening today - Irrigation in the High Desert: Perspectives on Water Use, featuring Mike Britton (North Unit Irrigation District), Craig Horrell (Central Oregon Irrigation District) and Patrick Griffiths (City of Bend) who will discuss topics including #farming, #municipalneeds, #waterchallenges, opportunities, and solutions for #irrigationdistricts and the #DeschutesRiver.Read more

Are you part of the elite #OregonSmallFarmers? Get on board! @OSU Oregon Small Farms Conference is offering thirty educational sessions on a variety of topics relevant to #farmers, agricultural professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of #farmersmarkets. Register now for February 18th.. http://bit.ly/2kqq33bRead more

It's an #agriculture meets speed dating mixer! You won't want to miss High Desert Food & Farm Alliance Farmer Chef Mixer where restauranteurs and farmers meet and share valuable information on the varieties and availablity of seasonal food. RSVP now for February 27th. http://bit.ly/2kaBTjARead more

Yesterday, Redmond City Hall had a fantastic Ribbon Cutting to ring in the new renovation - congratulations to the City of Redmond, Oregon!!Read more

Hey parents, have you heard of My American Farm? It's a website featuring free online games for kids developed by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Check it out here! http://bit.ly/2kdZ6zFRead more

Join the DBBC for a viewing of "The Return of the River" - a film and panel discussion hosted by the Coalition for the Deschutes, this Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon! This award-winning film tells the story of a remarkable campaign to set the #ElwhaRiver free. It is an unlikely success story for environmental and cultural restoration that offers hope and possibility for a more sustainable future. The film will be followed by a panel discussion about river restoration with the director/cinematographer and two research scientists who worked on the project. The event is absolutely FREE! RSVP is required, sign up here: http://bit.ly/2lCVyJQRead more

Despite being one of Oregon’s smaller irrigation districts, Swalley Irrigation District has returned the largest amount of water to the #DeschutesRiver through its conservation projects. Check out how SID is delivering water and renewable resources to Central Oregon. http://bit.ly/2kCmtoJRead more

Real #farms. Real people. What happens when passionate farmers of the @American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture collaborate with twenty educators around the U.S.? School kids are educated about #agriculture through the STEM Project (Science Technology Engineering Math). Take a look at the video here: http://bit.ly/2kql5DyRead more

Plan to attend an informative annual conference held on March 11, 2017 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. Improve your knowledge and acquire new skills by taking courses taught by experts in a variety of subjects - there is something for everyone, from urban gardeners and hobby farmers to ranch and farm #BusinessOwners. Join us this year and learn more about the following topics: parasite control in livestock, enhancing #WildlifeHabitat, #beekeeping, raising #chickens, #WeedIdentification and control, hay and pasture production, raising beef cattle, starting your own #farm, #IrrigationTips and #WaterRights, #SoilInformation, raising #poultry, Western juniper ecology, hiring forestry professionals, drought impacts on native trees and more! Early registration deadline is March 3rd - for more information or to register, go to: http://bit.ly/2lMBJ0HRead more

Happy Valentine's Day, #CentralOregon!Read more

Join us on March 11th for the "Living On A Few Acres" Conference, hosted by OSU Extension Service, at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. This year, learn more about the following topics: parasite control in livestock, enhancing wildlife habitat, beekeeping, raising chickens, weed identification and control, hay and pasture production, raising beef cattle, starting your own farm, irrigation tips and water rights, soil information, raising poultry, Western juniper ecology, hiring forestry professionals, drought impacts on native trees and more! Registration is now open! Early registration deadline is March 3rd. Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/2kItCSsRead more

Next Stock Run is tentatively scheduled for February 20 – 24, 2017. Due to current run-off and drainage, this stock run may be shortened for safety and flood control. Tentative Season Start-up April 3, 2017. More info here: http://bit.ly/2kewdBTRead more

Were you aware of @ThreeSistersIrrigationDistrict's aggressive conservation program? Read about how this win-win scenario is proving that #SustainableFarming and a successful anadromous fish reintroduction can beneficially co-exist. http://bit.ly/2kCbV9lRead more

An update was provided on the #2017IrrigationSeason & #OregonSpottedFrog today to the Central Oregon Hay Growers at KBE in Redmond. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2kYVPGLRead more

Priorities: along with the DBBC - one of our many missions here at COID is to enhance river conditions for #salmon, #steelhead, other #LocalFish and wildlife species, and recreational opportunities. Learn more about our initiative here: http://bit.ly/1Rxj3ZFRead more

Learn about another local district: what are some initiatives Ochoco Irrigation District has implemented? Among other numerous conservation and restoration projects, is the lining/piping of 5,880 feet of canals to reduce seepage - no small undertaking. The District has also made 11 of its 12 diversions “fish friendly” with screens and other passage structures. Read about it here: http://bit.ly/26uvvEIRead more

When it comes to selling in the #AgricultureIndustry, would you like to know more? For instance, what's the difference between #DirectMarkets and #WholesaleMarkets? Attend High Desert Food & Farm Alliance's Farmer's Workshop to be better equipped as you learn each markets' barriers, characteristics and benefits: http://bit.ly/2kqsKC5Read more

Thank you to all who stopped by and supported the DBBC at the Central Oregon Farm Fair at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds this week!Read more

Today, standing room only for #OregonSpottedFrogUpdate from US Fish & Wildlife and irrigation district legal counsel. "It's about putting the right amount of water in the river at the right time while also serving the needs of wildlife and users." Bridget Moran, USFWS Stay tuned for more updates!Read more

Meet Farmers Ending Hunger! The mission of Farmers Ending Hunger is to eliminate #HungerInOregon by increasing the amount of high quality food available to hungry #LocalCommunities through a partnership of farmers, food processors, Oregon Food Bank and the public. Since its founding in 2004, Farmers Ending Hunger has helped feed countless #HungryOregonians! Between 2006 and 2015, Farmers Ending Hunger has donated 12,673,000 pounds of food crops to #OregonFoodBank. Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/2jXxhyt Learn more about Farmers Ending Hunger here: http://bit.ly/2j1bCkKRead more

From Feb 1st - 2nd, the Central Oregon Farm Fair and Trade Show is the perfect opportunity for local #farmers and #ranchers to get updates on issues affecting #agriculture in #CentralOregon, hear reports on local research efforts, and receive 2 - 4 hours of pesticide applicator recertification credit. The trade show is free to attend at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds - with free lunch & refreshments (compliments of local sponsors)! Make sure to visit the @DBBC at their booth, and take a look at the full agenda here: http://bit.ly/2ktB56J The Central Oregon Farm Fair & Trade Show is sponsored by the Jefferson County Seed Growers and Oregon State University Extension.Read more

One of our local districts, Tumalo Irrigation District's mission is to manage water resources to meet present and future needs of its patrons in ways that are economically and environmentally responsible. Learn more about Tumalo Irrigation District here: http://bit.ly/2j1oirF.Read more

Next month on February 6th, connect the dots between #IrrigationModernization, our #environment, and our #community here #inBend with the Farmers Conservation Alliance. Hosted by the Coalition for the Deschutes at the Bend Downtown Library, you'll get an in-depth glimpse concerning #IrrigationModernization and its role in restoring healthy ecological flows to the #UpperDeschutesRiver! Register here, it's free! http://bit.ly/2kkC0GrRead more

If you're a local to #CentralOregon or just visiting the area, Newport Ave Market is a great place to come get a taste of many of our local patrons' produce, meats, and other products! Pay them a visit! Photo Credit newportavemarket.comRead more

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