Rogue Farm Corps
Rogue Farm Corps (RFC) trains and equips the next generation of farmers and ranchers through hands-on educational programs and preservation of farmland. We envision a world in which land is deeply cared for, power is equitably shared, and farms, ranches, and the people who work them flourish.
Bottom Line for Portland
Now is the time for transformational change in our food system! Climate change is here, our global food system is stressed and unprepared for the changes already underway, and beginning farmers who want to practice sustainable agriculture face systemic barriers to farm ownership.
To foster a just, equitable, and climate-resilient food system, there is an urgent need to train and equip the next generation of farmers, and make careers in agriculture more accessible to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and low-income individuals.
Rogue Farm Corps provides in-depth, hands-on training in sustainable agriculture, business development support, and personalized, one-on-one technical assistance for farmers and ranchers across Oregon. We also address the many systemic barriers that beginning farmers and ranchers face through education, creative land access strategies, advocacy and coalition work.
“I plan to farm. I hope to farm as a career. My dream is to be a successful organic farmer. RFC was the stepping stone into this realm of possibilities.”-RFC Program Participant
“The importance of learning how to farm regeneratively and find creative solutions to heal the planet, the emphasis on equity and accessibility, and the intersectionality of farming and justice are incredibly high values of mine. RFC absolutely practiced what they preached in this internship.”-RFC Program Participant
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
RFC approaches all of our work through an equity lens, and we strive to make our programming inclusive of and welcoming to communities who have been excluded from farm ownership in Oregon, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, low-income individuals, and immigrants. We will continue to use our organizational power to be an agent of positive change because we know that our mission and vision cannot be realized until we dismantle white supremacy, respect the rights of workers, and reckon with the legacy of systemic racism and land dispossession in agriculture.
A generous anonymous donor will match the first $5,000 in donations.
The first 10 donors to give $100 or more will receive a free smoothie courtesy of Fresh Love PDX.
The first 3 donors to give $250 or more will receive a $50 gift certificate to Portland Nursery.-ALL CLAIMED
Fresh Love is a locally owned sandwich and real fruit smoothie shop featuring local & organic produce & located in the Roseway neighborhood of NE Portland.
Portland Nursery offers a comprehensive and ever-changing collection of plants for your home and garden—including annuals and perennials, shrubs, trees, and PNW natives to help you complete your Backyard Habitat Certification.