Marion-Clackamas Chapter

Marion- Clackamas Spring Update

Posted on: April 14th, 2018

by Jessica Jansen

Spring has sprung for the Marion-Clackamas Chapter!

We are sponsored and attended the SAIF Agri-Business Banquent dinner on January 19th and saw many familiar mid-valley faces!

Many of our members attend the Oregon Women for Agriculture Convention in Astoria in February and learned so much about the forestry and fishing industries. Thank you Yamhill County for being such wonderful hosts – nothing but rave reviews from our chapter!

We are hard at work on our Oregon Trail Farms guide for the 2018 season. Last year our total reach online (through Facebook and our website) was 34,594 and the total online impressions was 59,120.  We hope to have 13-15 farm stands in the guide again this year. We’re always looking for more help in this effort. Please follow us on Facebook @OregonTrailFarms or visit www.oregontrailfarms.com.

We are still seeking applications for our scholarship and the deadline is May 1, 2018. The application is on our chapter page on the OWA website.

We’ve been hard at work procuring items for Auction and are very excited for the big event!

Mallory Phelan, President

Marion-Clackamas Chapter Winter Update

Posted on: January 15th, 2018

by Jessica Jansen

Fall harvest has just flown by for the Marion-Clackamas ladies. We had the most successful pie card fundraiser to date, selling more than 100 pies from Willamette Valley Pie Company! Thanks to their generosity, we’re able to help further OWA’s ag education outreach efforts. Thank you to all our members who sold and those who purchased from us!

 

We wrapped up our Oregon Trail Farms guide promotion for the year, which included a growing reach on our Facebook page to promote our participating farms. We had 13 farm stands in the greater Salem region in our guide this year and have already received inquiries from others after seeing our Facebook posts. A big shoutout to Lauren Olson and Beth Sell for spearheading this project in 2017. To learn more you can follow us on Facebook @OregonTrailFarms or visit www.oregontrailfarms.com.

 

This fall we began moving our meetings around our counties to various locations which included Wilco Headquarters and Capital Press in Salem. We most recently had our December social which included a potluck lunch and holiday crafts. Make sure to check the OWA website chapter page and chapter emails for locations in 2018.

 

We are sponsoring the SAIF Agri-Business Banquent dinner on January 19th and look forward to seeing many mid-valley folks there!

 

Something new we will be doing, following the lead of the State Board, is funding up to 4 Marion-Clackamas members’ registration fees for the 2018 OWA Convention in February! We’re very excited to have many members attend and learn about seafood and forestry thanks to Yamhill County’s planning. Please contact Chapter President Mallory Phelan at mallory@aglink.org if you’ve never been to Convention and are interested in attending.

 

It was certainly a big year for our chapter in 2017, which included planning the OWA Convention and State Fair booth. We are so grateful to all of our members who have actively contributed to the success of all our projects and events this year. Thank you for making it an amazing year!

 

Mallory Phelan, President

Marion-Clackamas Chapter Fall Update

Posted on: November 22nd, 2017

by Jessica Jansen

This hot summer was very busy for the Marion-Clackamas chapter. We overhauled our Oregon Trail Farms guide this year, which included building a reliable and modern website as well as starting a Facebook page to promote our participating farms. We had 13 farm stands in the greater Salem region in our guide this year. To learn more you can follow us on Facebook @OregonTrailFarms or visit www.oregontrailfarms.com.

We were also in charge of planning the OWA state fair booth. We had volunteers every day at the booth! The two main interactive activities we had were a photobooth prop with Oregon ag facts and a big jar full of hazelnuts that folks could try to guess the correct number to win a $50 amazon gift card. Our volunteers visited with a lot of people, talking about Oregon agriculture and giving away pencils, post it notes, envelope openers, bowl scrapers, chip clips and more.

We’ve awarded our annual $500 scholarship to Michaela Kay Chapin of Gervais who will be attending Oregon State University to study Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. We have also sent our sponsorship checks to Oregon Ag in the Classroom and the Salem Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Banquet.

We resumed our regularly scheduled meetings in September. We are beginning to move our meetings around our counties to various locations. Our next meeting is Monday, October 9th at 12 noon at Wilco Headquarters in Mt. Angel. Our November 13th meeting at 12 noon will be at Capital Press in Salem. We will have a chapter social in December.

We will be selling Willamette Valley Pie Company pie cards as a fundraiser this fall. These pie cards never expire and can be redeemed for any flavor they have in the freezer case at their flagship store in Salem. They take the ease out of holiday gatherings and make great stocking stuffers, too! Please contact Mallory at marionclackamas@owaonline.org to order.

Mallory Phelan, President

Marion Clackamas Chapter Summer Update

Posted on: July 14th, 2017

by Jessica Jansen

The Marion Clackamas Chapter has been hard at work updating their Oregon Trail Farm guide. It has 13 local farms and a beautiful new website: oregontrailfarms.com. They kicked off summer with a June social and are planning the Oregon State Fair booth!

 

Marion-Clackamas Chapter Winter Update

Posted on: January 3rd, 2017

by Jessica Jansen

We met in November for our regular monthly chapter meeting and primarily focused on planning the 2017 OWA Annual Convention. In December, we had a small Christmas social at Gallon House in Silverton!

Register for 2017 Convention early to save money and help us plan better! Early bird registration is $75 and ends January 25th. After that, it’s $90. Also, please book your room at the Oregon Garden under the OWA room block by January 15th!

If anyone is interested, knows someone or a company that might be interested in sponsoring Convention, please have them contact Mallory Phelan at mallory@aglink.org

We look forward to seeing you all in February!

Mallory Phelan, Marion-Clackamas Chapter President

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