Don and Traute Moore: building a winemaking legacy

Alyson Marchi-Young
Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:00pm

In the late 1980’s Oregon’s wine industry was still in its infancy. In Southern Oregon there were only a handful of wineries when Don and Traute Moore started planting their vineyards. “When we came to this work, we knew nothing about planting grapes” mused Don. But through trial and error, testing, learning, adaptation, and a dedicated crew by their sides, the Moore’s persisted and have become a regional powerhouse for wine.

Oregon Farmers Grow Community

Greg Holmes
Thu, 12/21/2017 - 2:00pm

We’ve been hearing the statistics for years—about how Oregon agriculture is responsible for over $5.7 billion in sales, how it is connected to over $50 billion a year in economic activity, and how 1 in 8 jobs in Oregon is dependent in some way on agriculture.

The Rogue Valley Food System Network Shares Key Insights from Cannabis and Food System Efforts

Regan Emmons
Rogue Valley Food System Network
Mon, 11/13/2017 (All day)

The Rogue Valley Food System Network conducted a year-long effort to gather information about challenges and opportunities that the newly-legalized cannabis industry presents to local food production.

A Special Privilege

Jason Miner
Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:00pm

Oregon Wineries and Commercial Activity

Over three legislative sessions and in innumerable conversations in Salem from 2011 to 2013, 1000 Friends championed protecting farmland for farming alongside vintners and winemakers. Wine industry leaders worked to define what are and are not acceptable practices on wine lands.

McCall Speaker Series: The Future of Food and Farming in the Rogue Valley

Rogue Valley Food System Network logoMcCall Speaker Series

The Future of Food and Farming in the Rogue Valley

Wednesday, November 19, 7:00-8:30pm

Medford Public Library, 205 S Central Ave

Please click here to RSVP

 

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Three Voices, One Compass: Meet Our McCall Gala Speakers

Join us next Friday, June 20, for the 2014 McCall Gala. Come to connect and commit to Oregon's future. Meet Emerging Advocates and hear from three standout Oregon innovators.

Meet our 2014 Tom McCall Gala speakers:

Siskiyou FilmFest

12th Annual Siskiyou FilmFest

Friday, March 21 to Saturday, March 22 
Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center

1000 Friends of Oregon is pleased to be a cosponsor again this year for the Siskiyou FilmFest, an annual celebration of Ecology, Sustainability, and Community featuring award-winning films about real people creating solutions to today's environmental challenges on a local and global scale. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/21/2014 (All day) - Sat, 03/22/2014 (All day)

What's Under Your Tree?

Many Oregonians enjoy a tradition of going to a Christmas tree farm to find the perfect tree. But many don't know  that Oregon's Christmas tree industry is the nation's largest, with most trees exported across the country and world. We thought we'd celebrate this industry with an infographic.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Crater Lake

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, November 20: Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States and an icon of Oregon.

"Wine Region of the Year"? You Bet.

Yamhill County Vineyards by Patrick MorganA major wine website has selected Oregon as its 2013 "Region of the Year," recognizing the high-quality growing conditions, and winemaking expertise, that our state has fostered. Not just the Willamette Valley. The whole state.

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