Painted Hills Natural Beef was formed with the goal of eliminating inconsistency in its beef product while producing natural meat of the highest quality. Led by the Homer family, the company has collaborated with Oregon State’s Food Innovation Center to discuss market opportunities. Members of the Homer family provide support to the local OSU Extension Service in Wheeler County both financially and as volunteers. Will and Gabrielle Homer are both Oregon State graduates, as is Kaylee Griffith, a Wheeler County native who completed an internship at Painted Hills and was hired full-time after graduation.