The Oregon Pasture Network is Growing and so is Our Product Guide

Want to support Oregon farmers that raise animals on pasture, but don't know where to find them? Check out our brand new Oregon Pasture Network Product Guide! This Guide will help you find products from eggs to meat and dairy in locations across Oregon, raised on pasture by socially and environmentally responsible small and mid-sized producers. After a busy summer visiting pasture-based farms and ranches throughout the state, we are excited to add 14 new producers to our Network. Be sure to check the Guide frequently as we add these farmers and ranchers to our Product Guide in the coming weeks. 

We accept new applicants for the OPN on a rolling basis so if you are an Oregon pasture-based livestock or poultry producer interested in joining, we encourage you to apply today!

We are also excited to announce that we are partnering with Woody Lane of Lane Livestock Services to offer a 7-week course on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm, starting on October 18th in Salem. This course will cover everything from intensive grazing to weed control and is designed for both beginning and experienced graziers. Click here to read more about the course. 

Corporate Ag Watch: Agrichemical Company Influence in Oregon - Part I

In the last edition of our Corporate Ag Watch blog, we dove into the political and lobbying activities of out-of-state owned Threemile Canyon Farms, one of Oregon's largest corporate agricultural operations. In this edition of Corporate Ag Watch we're going to take a look at the influence that one of the world's largest multinational agrichemical companies is having here in Oregon: Monsanto. Pesticide maker and biotech crop developer Monsanto is based in Missouri, not Oregon, but they have invested a lot of money here - often through innocuous sounding front groups - to ensure their interests are represented in debates on the regulation of pesticides and genetically engineered crops.

Oregon Farm Link promotes the next generation of agriculture by facilitating connections between Oregon landowners and those seeking land, and providing online resources. If you are a land seeker thinking about signing up, we created this easy step-by-step walkthrough to help you get started with Oregon Farm Link today!

Did you know that OFL also has an up-to-date job listings page? Recent job postings include a Seed Packer/Order Picker at Adaptive Seed in Sweet Home, Delivery Driver at Sauvie Island Organics in Portland, as well as Farm Apprenticeships at Persephone Farm in Lebanon. 

If you are on the job hunt, keep the OFL jobs page on your list! 



Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the recent wildfires across Oregon. If you are affected by fires, contact your county. In Oregon, all response and recovery efforts are managed at the county level. 

Calendar of Events

September 10-16 - Organically Grown in Oregon Week - Statewide

September 17-18 - Beginning Farmer Land and Water Training - Springfield

September 19 - Fall Pasture Grazing and Nutrient Management Field Workshop - Dallas, OR

September 20-21 - OSU Forage Management Series, Pasture Renovation Techniques - Corvallis

September 21 - Small Farm School - Clackamas Community College, Oregon City - This is an all day event with 28 workshops, exhibitors, and "Ask the Experts." Look for FoFF staff tabling in the lobby and talking about Oregon Farm Link. 

September 23 - Goat Education Day - Central Point

September 28 - Beneficial & Pollinator Insectary Planting and Maintenance Workshop - Corvallis

September 30 Un Dia del Campo - Salem

October 18 - Forage and Pasture Management Course - Salem - 7-week course

December 3 - Portland Fill Your Pantry - Save the Date!

Meet Our Staff: Ivan Maluski

Ivan farms in rural Linn County, focusing on pasture-raised pigs and other livestock, and has more than a decade of experience working on natural resource policy issues at the state and federal levels. He helps FoFF accomplish its legislative and policy priorities at the State Capitol in Salem, and often testifies at the Oregon Board of Agriculture, the Legislature and in other venues.

To stay up-to-date with what Ivan is doing be sure to check out his Corporate Ag Watch Blog. During Oregon's Legislative session you can follow his work through his Muckboots in the Capitol Blog


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249 Liberty St NE, Suite 212
Salem, 97301

We bring together farmers and citizens to shape and support socially and environmentally responsible family-scale agriculture in Oregon.

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