Jim & Sandi Chapman
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Chapman Ranch is located in Poe Valley which is East of Klamath Falls, Or operated by Jim, Sandi, and Jason Chapman.
Jason is the 3rd generation. The original ranch was started by my father after he returned home from WWII. The original ranch consisted of 170 acres.
I received a B.S. in Animal Science from Oregon State U. in 1964. After graduation I was commission as an Ensign in the USN and served mainly in Viet Nam . During this time I married my wife Sandi.
I came back to the ranch after I got out of the Navy in Dec of 1967. At this time I owned 40 cows which I had purchased with money from my 4-H beef projects. In 1968 I bought by dad out. Since then we have added another adjoining ranch which brings the Oregon operation up to 750 acres. We also lease 4000 acres west of Willows, Ca. At the present time we run 350 cow/calf pairs. My father came to Oregon from Bishop, Ca. by wagon. My reason for staying in the ranching profession is simple, it is a great life and no better place to raise a family.