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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.

We’re Hiring a Program Assistant!

Accepting resumes through May 15, 2022 for OPN Program Assistant, Part-Time/20 hours per week

Friends of Family Farmers seeks a motivated and independent half-time team-player (20 hrs/wk) to join our team. This position involves supporting and promoting pasture-based producers throughout Oregon, with particular attention to underrepresented voices. This person will work alongside and complement the Oregon Pasture Network (OPN) Program Manager. We all work virtually from home, so the ideal candidate must be organized, driven, and able to create a reliable work space.  FoFF is an equal opportunity employer seeking awesome, local talent who desires to make a lasting and  positive impact on the lives of Oregonians and animals. Submit your resume and see the full job description here!

 

In The News…

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

Here’s what we’re focused on.

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IP13 Update & What Happens Next?

If you’re wondering…here’s the IP13 update and what happens next…. The Initiative Proposal 13 (aka IP13) is apparently “dead in the water”. Oregon farmers, fishers, hunters and those of us who support them can at least breathe a little bit for now, or at least until 2024 because the proponents of the Initiative Petition 13 […]

A Responsible (and FUN) Way To Expand Pasture Based Agriculture…Together!

Help Us Help Farmers Expand Pasture Based Agriculture in Oregon! Are you looking for a way to meaningfully support local farmers who are building soil, humanely raising animals and bringing better meat to Oregonian’s tables? Now you can! We have launched our Pastured Greeting Cards 6-Pack of cards that are not only eco-friendly, but they […]

Pasture Plants & Livestock Nutrition w/Dr. Shayan Ghajar OSU

Welcome to OPN Spring Classes 2022! This year, we are offering Spring classes with a focus on pasture nutrition, meat grading and seeding pasture. Additionally, all of these classes are best suited for intermediate farmers, who are already familiar with pasturing livestock basics. Take a single class for $15 or get the bundle for $50 [...]

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!