A fifth-generation Oregonian, Nellie grew up part time on her family’s hazelnut farm in Gaston. She continues to work there in her spare time and her dad is training her to eventually take over. Nellie is also an attorney licensed in Oregon. She received a certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, and formerly served as Staff Attorney and Next Generation Program Director for Friends of Family Farmers. As RFC’s Farm Preservation Program Director, Nellie researched and developed programs to support farmland affordability, farm succession, and permanent farmland protection in Oregon. http://www.roguefarmcorps.org/farmpreservation She is now working on a collaborative effort to develop a new land trust that will support ag land preservation and intergenerational transition throughout Oregon.
Topics of Interest
- Urban Agriculture
- Employment Law
- Community Enterprise
- Grassroots Finance
- Nonprofit Law
- Land Use
Portland, OR 97218United States
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