The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry. The latest data comes from the Census of Agriculture farm typology report and help shine light on the question, "What is a family farm?"


The training portion of Learn By Doing in Molalla will end this week. Next up is coaching to help participants complete grant proposals and submit them to area funders.


RDI was recently featured on Comcast Newsmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Heidi Khokhar, RDI's Director of Operations, talks about RDI's work and the future of rural communities.


Wallowa/Lostine Ford Institute Leadership Program's “Light the Night” project to install night lighting at the Wallowa High School football field will allow more parents and supporters to attend games after work.


Registration is now open for Regards to Rural 2015 to be held in beautiful Bend, OR, June 26-27, 2015, with a pre-session on June 25.


Recruitment is now open for fall 2015 Ford Institute Leadership Program classes.


Today we're delivering the Ford Institute Leadership Program in Baker County, Coquille Valley, Damascus/Boring, Grants Pass, and South Lincoln County, and we're in Silverton for a mini-session.


The Oregon Nonprofit Tech Readiness program is a six-month incubator for nonprofits looking to learn about baseline best practices for technology projects and system management. Deadline to apply is March 13.


Today and tomorrow we'll be delivering the Ford Institute Leadership Program in McMinnville, OR, and we'll be delivering the Sherwood Trust Community Leadership Program in Walla Walla, WA.


On February 25, Klamath Falls will be holding an Economic Vitality Summit with a focus on creating new local investment funds, existing local funding resources, and available support for business expansion and start up development. Pre-registration is required.