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Lauren Gwin

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Lauren is OSU's Extension Community Food Systems Specialist and Associate Director of the Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems. Her extension, outreach, and applied research focus on public policy and regulations, small-scale processing and value chains, and markets within local and regional food systems; small farm profitability and long-term viability; and sustainable community-based food system development. She also directs the national Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network. 

Content by Lauren Gwin

Food Hubs in Oregon

This publication is a list of established and emerging Food Hub ventures in Oregon, with brief descriptions and contact info. Hubs included vary in their size, scope, and structure. All of them work to support producers, streamline operations, and play a crucial role in developing our state’s local food system to a scale that is competitive in mainstream markets.

Lauren Gwin, Kiara Kashuba | Mar 2021 | Publication

Seeing Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Community Food System Indicators

The current set of Community Food System (CFS) indicators developed by the Oregon Community Food System Network (OCFSN) obscures the differential access to power and resources experienced by people with varying identities. Bringing a...

Shannon Caplan, Lauren Gwin | Feb 2021 | Article

La guía de buenas prácticas para el sacrificio al aire libre de aves de corral

Los productores de aves de corral en Oregón que cumplen con ciertas condiciones pueden sacrificar sus pollos, pavos y otras aves de corral al aire libre. Sin embargo, deben cumplir con los requisitos para la sanitización, el...

Rebecca Thistlethwaite, Lauren Gwin | Aug 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Community food systems indicators in Oregon: An introduction

The Community Food System Indicators is a curated collection within Oregon State University Extension's Rural Communities Explorer. The CFS Indicators span the food system, from production to consumption, and data are available at ...

Shannon Caplan, Lauren Gwin, Mallory Rahe | Mar 2018 | Article

A Best-Practices Guide to Open-Air Poultry Slaughter

Oregon poultry producers who meet certain conditions can slaughter chicken, turkey and other birds in an open-air setting. But they still must meet requirements for sanitation, monitoring, recordkeeping and more. These resources can ...

Lauren Gwin, Rebecca Thistlethwaite | Jan 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

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