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Oregon State Policy

Oregon State Policy

An overview of Oregon state policy to protect farmland and support diverse farmers in climate smart agriculture and farm viability.

Wild Harmony Farm

Rachel Slattery and Ben Coerper are the owners of Wild Harmony Farm, a regenerative livestock farm in Rhode Island. They used the funds from their New England Farmer Microgrants Program award to install above-ground water lines throughout their newly leased fields.

Boneyard Farm

Hannah and John Doyle of Boneyard Farm specialize in pastured meat, eggs, and produce. They used the funds from their New England Farmer Microgrants Program award to build a mobile poultry processing unit, which allowed them to expand their poultry operation.

Winter Street Farm

Abby Clarke and Jonathan Hayden operate Winter Street Farm, where they are using regenerative agriculture practices to grow sustainably. They used the funds from their New England Farmer Microgrants Program award to purchase a flail mower to continue expanding their no-till operation.

Sawyer Farm

Lincoln Fishman and his partner, Hilary Costa, operate Sawyer Farm as an organic, horse-powered, no-till farm. They were awarded a 2020 New England Farmer Microgrant, which they used to purchase equipment to expand their on-farm production.

California Policy

Learn more about AFT’s policy recommendations for California to protect vital agricultural land, promote environmentally sound growing practices, and keep farmers on the land for generations.

Gentry Farm

Partners Amanda Gentry and Wendy Painter are the fifth generation to steward Gentry Farm, a historic family farm nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. With a Brighter Future Fund grant, they will expand their orchard and their toolbox of maintenance equipment.

Fat Beet Farms

Fat Beet Farm is an ever-evolving production farm/kitchen/bakery & education space. They used a Brighter Future Fund grant to install a native plants food forest.

Ellsworth Acres

Owned and operated by The Briermost Foundation, Ellsworth Acres is committed to helping residents in recovery learn how they can heal their self-worth and give back. They used a Brighter Future Fund grant to build an additional hoop house.