I am Oregon agriculture.
My name is Margaret Magruder of Magruder Farms. My family began farming in Oregon in 1904 after my grandfather, Richard Brooke Magruder, came from Sandy Spring, Maryland and found the productive soils along the Columbia River near Clatskanie, Oregon. Over the years we have produced many different crops including oats and peppermint along with cattle and sheep. Today I raise sheep for meat and wool. Our lamb is processed commercially and found in grocery stores with the label American Lamb. We use the wool to manufacture Oregon Shepherd PermaLoft® loose fill building insulation, a 100% natural sheep wool insulation. Visit us at www.oregonshepherd.com.