Gearing Up to Protect Farmland for Food Security in the Pacific Northwest

Hannah Clark

As we get even more solidly into harvest season, all of us at American Farmland Trust are reminded of just how important our farm and ranch land in the Pacific Northwest is to our economy, communities, and environment.

I am so honored and thrilled to be joining AFT as Pacific Northwest director. As a member and supporter of American Farmland Trust, you are part of the team to save the land that sustains us all – so please be in touch! Together, we will protect our farm and ranch land in the Northwest, and support the people who steward that land.

Across the nation, our farms and ranches are at risk. We are working hard to urge Congress to pass a new Farm Bill; and here in the Northwest, we are gearing up to advocate for funding and tools for farmland protection at the state level during the next legislative session. Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for ways you can help.

This week, we are joining the Center for Agriculture Excellence at Walla Walla Community College to talk about the importance of protecting farmland for food security. The forum will be keynoted by John Larson, VP of Programs, who will address the importance of protecting the agricultural land base and keeping farmers on the land. Panels will include discussions of farmland protection, supply chain management, and building resilient food systems. The full day forum on Oct. 26 is free and open to the public, and we are concluding the day with a wonderful reception hosted by AFT and featuring the award-winning wines of the College Cellars. Please join us!

Event details:

Securing the Supply Chain Forum:
“Pathways to Resilience”

October 26, 2018 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Walla Walla Community College Water & Environmental Center
500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA, 99362

Can't join us in person? We'll live streaming the forum on Facebook Live. Click here to watch the forum live starting at 8:15 a.m on Oct. 26!