Mission

oregon pasture-smallerThe 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 share similar values. We 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.

This program evolved from our popular “Pro Pasture” campaign, and is taking our work with pastured producers to the next level

Pasture Partner Members

Nathan Moomaw with his flock of sheep at Moomaw Family Farm, Molalla

We are happy to provide a free guide to our OPN producer-members, or “Pasture Partners,” as we like to call them. Click here for a complete list.

Membership for farmers and ranchers  is free in 2016, 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.

Coming Soon!…  A pledge and membership program for food business operators (like restaurateurs and retailers) AND for eaters.  If you are interested in learning more and becoming a partner, email us at OPN@friendsoffamilyfarmers.org.

Advisory Committee

We are proud to have a group of excellent Oregon pastured producers advising us on the development of this program.  Learn more here about this grassroots component to the Pasture Network.

For questions or comments, please contact us at (503) 581-71245 or OPN@friendsoffamilyfarmers.org.

Network

Stay in touch with OPN and your favorite pastured producers by liking us on Facebook, following us on Pinterest or Instagram, following FoFF on Twitter and tagging us in photos and posts on all social media outlets!

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