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Interview with Deanna Quan, Q-Bar Farm, 2006 (audio)


Deanna Quan

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Sustainable agriculture, Pork Industry and Trade -- Oregon


Interview of Deanna Quan by Erin Downey on August 10th, 2006.


Deanna Quan is a hog farm owner, Q-Bar Farm in Dayton, Oregon.


Deanna Quan observes that hog raising is not taken seriously in the Pacific Northwest. Her company, Q Bar Farm, has been extremely successful. She takes sufficient steps towards providing "green" spaces for her hogs, homemade healthy feed and the best care for the babies. Deanna also keeps track of her hogs’ genetics, as well as important environmental policies. NW Heritage Pork is partnered with Q Bar Farm to take care of the sales aspect of the hogs, letting Quan focus primarily on raising quality hogs. There are thoughts of expanding the business in the future, along with producing “kosher” pigs for consumers.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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