Michele Thorne

Oregon Pasture Network Program Manager
  • Bio :
    As OPN’s Program Manager, Michele is working to help expand OPN’s membership of small family farmers and ranchers in Oregon. She has been in the food industry, in several capacities, for decades and continues to educate farm-preneurs on topics including business management and strategic marketing. She is a zealous advocate for small farmers, local food, food security and access to clean food, and is a published author and former “healthy” restaurant and private chef. She occasionally teaches a Money Skills class to youth, and she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and an MBA in Sustainable Business. Michele loves wild food foraging, and history.