Eastern Oregon Chapter

Eastern Oregon Spring Update

Posted on: April 14th, 2018

by Jessica Jansen

We have just wrapped up our 4th annual tractor driving certification course and we are happy to say it was another successful year. We want to thank Morrow County Grain Growers for the use of their facility, our instructor Daniel Bolen, our members who cooked and prepared food, and of course our family members and other volunteers that made this event possible.

We feel it is very important to remind farmers, ranchers and teens who are looking to work in these operations that a tractor driving certification is required by Oregon Law until you have your driver’s license.

We are also preparing for our spring membership social that will take place May 5th at Roosters in Pendleton. If anyone would like to join us you are more than welcome and we would encourage you to tell your friends in the local area.

We have recently changed our monthly meeting from the second Tuesday to the third Tuesday of the month to accommodate other volunteer projects and meetings. Meetings are held at the Amstad Farms office in Echo.

We hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather and that we will see you all at the Annual Auction.

Josie J. Miles, President

Eastern Oregon Chapter Spring Update

Posted on: April 5th, 2017

by Jessica Jansen

Well spring has finally decided to show up and after the long winter we had everyone seems quite excited for some sunshine and warmer weather. Tractors are running, cattle are moving and our ladies are busy out doing what we do best, supporting Oregon Agriculture.

 

We just wrapped up the third annual Tractor Safety Driving course and we are proud to say there are now 4 more certified young tractor operators in our area. We really appreciated all the support we received from the community. A huge thanks to Willow Creek Diner for supplying cinnamon rolls, Morrow County Grain Growers for their continued support by providing us a location and some amazing machinery for the practical’s, our instructor Daniel Bolen for returning to lead our class and of course to all of our amazing OWA ladies and their families that make this possible.  This is a project that is very near and dear to our chapter’s heart as it is the driving force for how our chapter got started. We have already started planning ways to continue to improve this event and hope to attract more students in the future.

 

I hope you have all had a chance to check out the Facebook page for the Eastern Oregon Chapter of Oregon Women for Ag. Bethany Woodall and Amelia Haguewood do a wonderful job of keeping the page updated with fun ag facts and great local farm images. If you have not liked the page yet please stop by and let the ladies know how much you appreciate their hard work.

 

Crop ID sign season is also starting up and we are excited to get all the new signs up in our area for the public to enjoy. Watch for more exciting pictures to come on the Facebook page and hopefully on the website.

 

The next focus is on the upcoming auction. We have been working to put together another wonderful “Eastern Oregon Bounty” auction basket to represent the amazing diversified agriculture that we enjoy in our region. We look forward to seeing everyone at the auction and hope that you are all enjoying the spring season.

 

Josie J Miles, Eastern Oregon OWA President

Eastern Oregon Winter Update

Posted on: January 3rd, 2017

by Jessica Jansen

Welcome 2017!

We are really excited about the upcoming year. Our chapter is turning three this year and I am very proud of the progress we have made. The tractor driving continues to be a great success in our community and our membership is growing slowly. Our goals and objectives for the next year include continued development of name recognition. We want to focus on community involvement so Eastern Oregon OWA will be a name that everyone recognizes. The recent Farm Fair booth in Hermiston was a great event that generated a lot of interest and got us started in the right direction. We hope all of our fellow OWA members and families had a wonderful Christmas holiday and may this next year be the best one yet!!

~Josie J Miles, Eastern Oregon OWA President

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