Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association
 

Board & Staff

EXECUTIVE BOARD

President — Peter Whitman
Peter and his wife Diane own and operate The Mission Farm located in Wakefield. They raise and direct market pastured beef, lamb, pork, poultry, eggs and produce from the farm and through a CSA. They offer educational visits to school children as well as agriculture students from URI.

Vice President — Martha Neale
Martha grew up on a dairy farm in North Kingstown and now operates Windmist Farm in Jamestown with her husband George and their family. They are committed to providing their community with a healthy and safe source of meats from animals that have been raised naturally. They sell from the farm and at various farmers markets. Martha has been involved with RI Raised since the beginning and has served as secretary for the last eight years.

Secretary — Terrie Oatley
Terrie lives in Exeter with her husband and 3 children. They raise and show Belted Galloways, Maine Anjou and Chi crosses around New England. Their kids also raise beef for the Eastern States 4-H sale every year. Terrie is the Beef Superintendent with the 4-H Beef program at Eastern States. Terrie has been with RIRLA since its beginning.

Treasurer —  Sherry Griffiths
Sherrie and her husband, Jared, operate Griffiths and Sons Farm in Foster, RI, where they raise beef cattle to be sold as custom cut. Sherry was active in FFA and 4-H  growing up. Sherry is one of the original members of RIRLA and a long-serving Board member.

President Ex Officio — Don Hopkins
Don and his wife, Deb,  operate Hopkins Southdowns with the help of their daughter and son-in-law, Jess & Nick Miniter. They raise purebred Southdown and commercial sheep, and sell purebred breeding stock. Hopkins Southdowns also sells lamb cuts and whole carcasses.  Don is the Past President of the American Southdown Breeders Association and a member of their board for 22 years. Deb is the Executive Secretary of the Continental  Dorset club.

Executive Director/Association Coordinator — Heidi Quinn
Heidi grew up on a small beef farm in Richmond. With the help of their two daughters, Heidi and her husband, Neil, raise several beef to direct market annually, as well as turkeys and layers. A former teacher, Heidi is an active volunteer in FFA, helping guide young farmers toward success in sustainable agriculture. As Association Coordinator, Heidi is the person you speak to by phone or email to schedule your animal processing, as well as handling membership services, record keeping and general questions about everything.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Peter Whitman - President
The Mission Farm
Wakefield, RI 02879

Martha Neale - Vice President
Windmist Farm
Jamestown, RI 02835

Terrie Oatley - Secretary
Oatley's Farm
Exeter, RI 02822

Sherry Griffiths - Treasurer
Griffiths and Sons Farm
Foster, RI 02825

Don Hopkins - Ex Officio
Hopkins Southdowns
North Scituate, RI 02857

Bob Blackmer
Pat's Pastured
East Greenwich, RI  02818

Taylor Meek
Bally Duff Farm
Glocester, RI 02829

Greg Breene
Breene Acres Farm
West Greenwich, RI 02817

 

Bill Coulter
Stoney Hill Cattle Company
Charlestown, RI 02894

Ethan Oatley
Oatley's Farm
Exeter, RI 02822

Lou Vinagro
Hill Farm
Foster, RI 02825


 

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Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association is a non-profit membership organization of Rhode Island farmers,
offering USDA inspected and approved Processing Scheduling Service, trainings, networking and other educational events for farmers.
RIRLA members offer locally raised beef, pork, lamb, hogs, sheep, goat, and veal.
Click here to find out where to buy locally raised meat.

Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association PO Box 640 North Scituate, RI 02857
Tel: 401-575-3348

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