Focusing on advancing farm-based solutions for climate resilience that store more carbon in the soil and work for a farmer’s bottom-line.
The Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network (OrCAN) works with farmers, researchers, technical assistance providers, non-profits, and policy makers to promote, improve, and better understand farming for climate resilience in Oregon. We envision a future where farmers and ranchers are valued for stewarding the land and providing clean water, clean air, and healthy food.
Beginning in 2017 as an informal network, OrCAN has held the unique position of advocating for agricultural solutions to climate change in Oregon’s legislature. In 2020, we organized over 300 stakeholders in support of incentivizing best practices for climate resilience on Oregon’s Farms
Today, OrCAN is building an inclusive and collaborative producer driven network as well as an education program and continuing to advocate for policies in the state that benefit farmers.
Mission and Goals
Our mission is to advance climate resilience on farms in Oregon through collaboration, education, and policy advocacy. We work with farmers, researchers, technical assistance providers, non-profits, and policy makers to promote, improve, and better understand farming for climate resilience in Oregon.
In collaboration with farmers, our goal is to build a regenerative agricultural economy in Oregon that is rooted in community and thrives through disruptions big and small. Getting us there requires a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and multicultural approach.
OrCAN has three interconnected program areas:
- Producer driven network
- Farmer-to-farmer education
- Policy & Advocacy
For more information about OrCAN please visit their website.