We work with great farmers and ranchers, and in many cases their food can be traced to our land. But farmland isn’t just for growing food. Our land also is home to endangered species, part of watersheds that supply clean drinking water, and places of beauty and exploration. We are proud of our partnerships with public interest groups and service providers and invite you to see what they (and we) are up to.
Ranchers and Farmers
BN Ranch uses our pastures in California to finish some of the finest beef cattle in the world.
Pasture-raised livestock, including lamb and Organic eggs, and various crops are produced in Oregon. Vitality Farms also performs custom livestock management in California and Oregon and works closely with Farmland LP on general property management
Chris Hansen and Erin Bartek produce award-winning pastured pork in Oregon.
John Neumeister of Cattail Creek Lamb is a key advisor to us and buys his lambs from Vitality Farms.
Environmental Protection and Habitat Restoration Projects
The mission of the Institute for Applied Ecology is to conserve native species and habitats through restoration, research, and education.
We are collaborating with IAE and US Fish and Wildlife to use grazing to help rare and endangered plant species recover on land in Oregon. A priority species is Bradshaw’s Lomatium.
OWEB is a leader in the conservation of Oregon’s natural resources and enjoys strong public support for its contributions to community-based conservation, watershed health, and local economies.
With a grant to the Marys River Watershed Council from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board we are restoring a half mile of riparian habitat on one of our farms near Corvallis, Oregon. Oregon State University Students have been instrumental in providing volunteer labor to plant trees and weed the site for the past three years.
To help us protect the watershed that includes our farms in Oregon, Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District has provided funds for improvements to fencing that keeps livestock on pastures and away from sensitive areas.
In California we are working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (US Department of Agriculture) to establish habitat for native pollinating insects using native plant species.
Investment and Business Groups
Investors’ Circle is the oldest, largest, and most successful early-stage impact investing network. Together with angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices, they have propelled investment into enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health, and community.
New corporations are emerging with purpose beyond profit. We are part of this trend and you can see which other companies are aligned with social and environmental goals at the B-Corp web site.
If you have money to invest and want to make sure it supports your social and environmental values then Mission Markets is a great place to go, including for their sustainable agriculture offerings.
Dedicated to building the “nurture capital industry,” Slow Money is also focused on investing in food enterprises and local food systems. Both Jason Bradford and Craig Wichner are Founding Members of Slow Money.
Since 1974, this research, education, and certification nonprofit promotes sustainable growing practices which enhance soil health, conserve natural resources and produce a clean and healthy food supply. They have certified our land as organic in Oregon as well as our Seed Mill and Egg Handling facility.
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