Solutions Seminars: Rural-Urban Connections
Join us as we explore the inextricable connections between rural and urban communities in areas such as food, energy, and forests.
JUNE 6, 2012
Farming 2.0: Modern Innovations for Sustainability
This panel will explore innovative approaches farms are taking to bring sustainable food to our tables.
Owner, Carman Ranch
Cory Carman was raised on a cattle ranch in Wallowa, Oregon, where her family has lived since 1913. After graduating from Stanford with an environmental policy degree and working on Capitol Hill and in Los Angeles, Cory returned to rural Oregon in 2003. Realizing that it was up to her to continue the legacy of her family ranch, she began exploring alternative options for raising and marketing their cattle. Today, she and her husband, Dave Flynn, raise registered cattle and market Oregon’s first Food Alliance-certified grass-fed beef to consumers, and area restaurants, hospitals and universities.
In addition to being engaged in multiple ecosystem restoration projects, Cory works with local ranchers to explore collective marketing options for grass-fed beef. Cory loves being part of a rural community and spending time on the ranch with David and their three children, as well as in the Portland with the chefs and buyers that are committed to supporting them.
Director of Heathy Food and Farms,
Oregon Environmental Council
Allison Hensey joined the Oregon Environmental Council as its Program Director for Healthy Food and Farms in May 2006. Her focus is supporting the environmental stewardship and economic vitality of Oregon’s farmers and ranchers and food businesses. Her work includes leading demonstration projects for sustainable farming and business practices, advocating for public policy that supports sustainable farming, and providing information and resources for farmers to engage in new markets and incentives that reward agriculturalists for their environmental stewardship. Prior to joining the Oregon Environmental Council, Allison served as a Policy Specialist in the Director’s Office of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, providing funding and support to agricultural producers, forestland owners, and others for watershed restoration and salmon recovery projects. Allison received her B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and her J.D. from the University of Oregon. Before joining the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, she practiced land use law in Portland.
Stahlbush Island Farms
5:30-7 p.m. | FREE and open to the public | Appetizers by Hotlips Pizza
PSU Native American Student and Community Center, 710 SW Jackson Street map