LBCC Hosted Farm Bill Listening Session on June 2

Photo by Sarah Rose Larson

ALBANY — Linn-Benton Community College will host five members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, June 2, to solicit feedback from the local agricultural community about the Farm Act revision. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Forum on the Albany campus.

The Farm Act is currently being revised for the first time in over 10 years. This free event is open to the public and will be live-streamed.

“LBCC is a leading community college in agriculture education and I am proud that we were chosen to host this event,” said LBCC President Lisa Avery. “Thanks to Rep. Chavez-DeRemer’s efforts to bring this event to the Mid-Valley, elected officials from around the country will have an opportunity to experience our region’s agricultural diversity and economic influence.”

The officials who will be in attendance include:

  • Chairman Glen Thompson, U.S. representative for Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district
  • Doug LaMalfa, U.S. representative for California’s 1st congressional district
  • Lori Chavez DeRemer, U.S. representative for Oregon’s 5th congressional district
  • David Valadao, U.S. representative for California’s 22nd congressional district
  • Andrea Salinas, U.S. representative for Oregon’s 6th congressional district

LBCC continues to expand its support of agricultural education. With funding from a bond measure that was passed in 2022, LB is growing its agriculture footprint to include a multi-species livestock facility in Tangent and a Veterinary Technology partnership with Oregon State University.

Proposed revisions to the Farm Act have a focus to invest in community colleges’ agricultural education. Read more here about the updates to the Farm Act and how community colleges can benefit. Here is a link to learn more about the House Committee on Agriculture

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