This program connects adult consumers with farmers primarily by facilitating direct farm tours to showcase production practices, food safety, how to buy Oregon grown food, a little myth-busting, and more. Consumers engaging in this project better understand the economic, environmental, and social impact Oregon farms have on our state, country, and world.
Past participants include consumers from Portland as well as dietitian students from the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and Oregon State University (OSU). We are currently looking for more interested organizations and civic groups who would like a behind the scenes look at food production in Oregon. Fill out the interest form below to find out how you can participate.
In 2017 we began to collaborate simultaneously with the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council (ODNC) and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) to to fund consumer education farm tours for adults – both partnerships continue today. We are excited to have also received funding through the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to facilitate more farm tours focused on specialty crop producers for the next two years!
We are very grateful to the following farms and organizations who donate their time and resources to partner with us and share their part in Oregon agriculture. These tours would not be possible without their participation.