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Welcome to the Oregon Pasture Network

The Oregon Pasture Network (OPN) is a program of Friends of Family Farmers, designed to support the growth of pasture-based farming in our state. OPN is a community of farmers, ranchers, food business owners and consumers who believe that sustainable, humane, pasture-raised, animal agriculture is the best way to produce animal products.

When farmers fill out an application and take the Pasture Network Pledge, they become a member of the Friends of Family Farmers community and together work to practice and promote agricultural practices that put a high value on family farms, animal welfare, public health, the planet and our local rural economies.

Pasture based agriculture cares for the animals and the planet.  Our member farms and ranches are committed to bringing the highest quality meat, eggs, dairy and other animal products directly to their communities.  Browse our listings to learn more about our farmers and their stories.  Support your local farmers and their families and find farmers in your area today!

Become an OPN Member

Membership for farmers and ranchers is free at this time, and those accepted receive benefits that connect them to their fellow pastured producers, connect them to existing resources and help promote their farm businesses. Some examples of these benefits are our quarterly newsletter, a producer-only listserve, inclusion in Oregon’s first-ever, statewide pastured producer directory, branding tools and customized farm profiles on our website.

If you are a producer and are interested in becoming an official Pasture Partner, please visit our OPN Application page for directions. If you are an “aggregator” (you sell pasture-raised products produced by others) then you will need to fill out the OPN Aggregator Application. For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

Join Our Email List

We’d love to stay in touch with you. The Barnyard e-Newsletter comes to you roughly once per month. We also send 1-2 additional emails per month, but we know how much email folks get, and we are very careful not to add too much to your inbox.

Schedule A Site Visit!

Have you already submitted your application to us? If so, this is the time of year to schedule a site visit and become an official OPN member and get all the perks. Contact our Program Assistant to schedule your visit so that we can get to know you!

 

In The News…

Lately, there’s been a lot of conversation about livestock, farmers, drought and wildfires.

Here’s what we’re focused on.

Extreme Weather Recovery Aid For Farmers

We all recently felt the impact of the extreme heat in Oregon, but farmers really felt the heat and many of you were impacted and lost livestock due to this rare weather. We recently had an opportunity to share those impacts with Representative Blumenauer and we really appreciate you sharing your thoughts, voices and experience with us so that we could pass it on with the hopes to influence Extreme Weather Recovery Aid for Farmers! Check out the video our Program Manager, Alice made, calling for your stories…

We Hear YOU! Farmer Voices on IP-13

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk in the farming community about the proposed ballot initiative called IP-13. This new threat that would put thousands of small scale, sustainable, and ethical farms out of business in Oregon. IP-13 is an Oregon ballot initiative that would effectively criminalize farming of food animals in the state by classifying their slaughter as aggravated assault. The initiative also redefines artificial insemination and castration as sexual assault. The petition would remove farmer exemptions from existing laws barring animal cruelty and target practices used for breeding livestock. We urge you NOT to sign the petition to put this measure on the ballot and tell your networks to do the same. Feel free to share the videos we’ve created by talking to pastured producers (like you).

Check out what Farmer Xavier has to say about how the proposed IP-13 initiative could impact his life, family and work!

OPN & FoFF Advocating for Farmers!

We are consistently working on legislative and policy initiatives that help small farmers and producers in Oregon. Our Policy Director, Amy Wong shares updates on what is happening on Oregon’s policy front lines from time to time and we want to keep Oregon’s food systems strong, viable, fresh and healthy, for all. Stay connected on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.