The Humane Society has created an advisory council in the Pacific Northwest, bringing farmers and agriculturalists together to promote sustainable agriculture through humane farming practices,
The Pacific Northwest Agriculture Advisory Council is the group's 11th regional advisory panel to promote agricultural issues. The organization says marketing opportunities will be shared with family farmers, emphasizing the benefits of switching to farm practices that emphasize animal welfare.
Initial council members will come from communities in Glide, Oregon; Roseburg, Oregon; Elkton, Oregon; Olympia, Washington; and Bruneau, Idaho.
**Karin Kraft, who runs Iron Horse Farm with her husband in Oregon. Kraft has a master’s degree in environmental studies and bachelor’s degree in zoology.
**Rebecca Lampman, who runs a dairy farm with her husband in Idaho. Lampman was a strong advocate against the "ag gag" bill that would have implemented penalties for whistleblowers exposing ill-advised factory farm practices;
**Mike and Elizabeth Lofrano, who run a 200-acre sustainable farm in Oregon; and
**Erin Reid, a ducks, geese and other birds breeder in Oregon. She is a licensed marine engineer.
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Humane Society 800 Humane Society Road DeLand, FL 32720
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