Country Natural Beef co-founder Doc Hatfield dies
Eastern Oregon rancher Patrick Dale "Doc" Hatfield, who worked with his wife to form a unique cooperative to market beef in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
- Doc Hatfield has been, and will continue to be one of my personal heroes. His impact on the cattle industry and on the people who were blessed enough to spend time with him will always be remembered. capitalpress.com/content/mw...
- sustainability: doc hatfield saw a way to help economically struggling ranch oregon families, improve the land, and deliver a product that consumers wanted. he was a leader and an aw-shucks country show-man; he started the brand that "mainstreamed" country beef/grass fed organic beef. this has now spread, far beyond oregon... thank you Eileen Brady for sharing his poem...that says it all, for all the senses.
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