Regenerative Ranching Event for Women Ranchers in NE Oregon
Women ranchers from Baker, Union, and Wallowa counties are invited to gather in Union, Oregon, for a day of community building and hands-on learning. The gathering is the second in a series of events aimed to give women in ranching additional tools to build ranch resilience through regenerative practices. Participants will see how tools for working within local ecosystem processes are applied, including on-ranch soil monitoring and testing, forage evaluation and other methods to inform decision-making. Chris Schactschneider, Livestock and Range Extension Coordinator, Oregon State University will share his work on utilizing livestock to achieve management or ecological goals. Hosted by American Farmland Trust (AFT), Northeastern Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) and other partners, the gathering is free, lunch is provided, and travel and childcare stipends are available. Registration is required. "These gatherings provide a place for women in ranching to learn from resource providers and each other and help us find ways to overcome our challenges and realize the goals we have for our ranch businesses,” says Sara Miller, NEOEDD Deputy Director and first-generation rancher.
Ranchers in northeastern Oregon face pressures from drought conditions, including water stressed landscapes and wildfire activity. These conditions are increasingly common, making it crucial that ranchers have access to resources and community support to help navigate these challenges.
FREE - Registration is required.This project is funded by a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service in Oregon. Partners for this event include: 6 Ranch, AFT, NEOEDD, OrCAN, Quivira Coalition, USDA’s PNW Climate Hub, USDA’s NRCS in Oregon, and UVE Learning Hub.