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The 2017 Ag Fest is Coming April 29-30th

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017

by Arwen McGilvra

agfestOregon Women for Agriculture invite you to join us at Ag Fest, April 29-30th at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem.

FREE for Children 12 & under and FREE Parking!

Last year over 20,000 people attended Ag Fest to touch, taste and experience the amazing diversity of Oregon agriculture, in a fun-filled environment. The two-day event is aimed at helping families better understand where their food, fiber and flora come from. It is a unique learning experience, where hands-on exhibits make learning about Oregon agricultural industry educational and entertaining.

Oregon Women for Agriculture is just one of many groups offering hands on activities for families. Please consider volunteering to help!

USE THIS LINK TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT THE OWA BOOTH.

Know a teacher? Encourage them to participate in SAI!

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017

by Jessica Jansen

OWA Members Please Pass This Great Opportunity On To Teachers You Know!

Time is running out!

Earn 3 Graduate Credits from OSU.

Apply to Master’s Degree or PDU Requirements.

Food, fun and hotel included. Total savings $3,300!

Summer Agriculture Institute (SAI) is a week-long graduate level course for K-12 educators who want to learn more about Oregon agriculture. This course is offered through a partnership between Oregon State University and Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education.

Receive 3 graduate level credits from OSU for the cost of registration only, saving teachers over $3,300. Registration Fee is only: $600. This program is high quality, accredited with collateral materials provided. You receive hands-on experience interacting with agriculture through tours of processing plants, farms, vineyards, golf courses, nurseries and agribusiness operations; opportunities to meet and work with agriculturists; hotel accommodations with meals included.

This is an excellent opportunity for teachers to earn credit toward a Master’s degree or to fulfill their PDU requirement.

For more information, please contact Summer Ag Institute Session WEST(Please note date change) Coordinator Debbie Crocker – Corvallis or Summer Ag Institute Session EAST Coordinator  Kim McKague – La Grande.

Download a Program Fact Sheets or Application form. Check out the activities and what teachers have to say about their SAI experience on YouTube.

Video 1 – Excellence in Education – Summer Ag Institute

Video 2 – SAI Teacher Reactions

Thanks for helping spread the word!

Oregon Women For Ag Truck Wraps

Posted on: May 12th, 2016

by Shelly Boshart Davis

OWA has expanded their agricultural awareness projects to include vehicle based media! OWA’s signature billboard “Almost Everything Starts on a Farm or Ranch” is now available as a “truck wrap” available for semi tankers, van box trailers and grain trailers traveling major highways and interstates.  According to public purpose statistics about 1 trillion people travel the American interstate annually and in America 72% of consumers know nothing about where their food comes from.

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Members of the OWA truck wrap project are helping connect the transportation and agricultural industries with American consumers through a visual and mobile educational display. Each truck wrap includes the OWA logo, website, Facebook and Twitter icons. The social media ties allow consumers to use #StartsWithAg to connect on social media and in turn promote agricultural awareness.

How can you get involved?

Complete an OWA Truck Wrap Application and submit to OWA. This will initiate the process of creating the wrap specific for your trailer’s dimensions and establishing a final cost for your wrap. OWA prefers wrap placement on the rear of the truck for convenience and to provide the most effective display.

What does it cost?

The price of each wrap varies depending on the trailer type, graphic dimensions and color. Cost per truck can range from $600-$1000. Limited funds are available each year from OWA for this project. Priority for funding is given to trucks driven along major metropolitan areas and trucks that are driven year round or through multiple seasons. Applications are due June 1st, 2016, and an OWA member will contact you to talk about actual cost before finalizing any arrangement.

Where do I get my wrap?

Wraps are applied by VanDyke Sign makers in Tangent, Oregon. Trailers must be taken to Tangent for application, and possibly for measuring. OWA hopes to have more locations for application available throughout Oregon in the future.

More Questions? 

Contact: Shelly Boshart Davis

OWA Truck Wrap Application Pic

Summer Ag Institute Honored

Posted on: March 18th, 2014

by Marie Bowers

Summer Ag Institute (SAI) was recently honored at the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Ag Progress Dinner for Excellence in Education. SAI is a week long program that focuses on educating teachers about Oregon Agriculture and how it is applicable in their day to day classroom activity.

Oregon Women for Agriculture is a proud supporter of SAI. Three OWA members, including our President and First Vice President, serve as SAI board members. Many of our members also serve as host families for the teachers.

The video below is clear why it was chosen as this year’s recipient.

“In 25 years up to a 1000 teachers have gone through this program”

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