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Comment on Worker Protection Standard Rulemaking

By Arwen McGilvra – To Garnet Cooke at OR-OSHA, I am very concerned about the OR-OSHA WPS PROPOSAL. I am the fourth generation to live on my families Willamette Valley farm. The farm my great-grandfather bought after leaving the dust bowl in North Dakota. The farm my grandfather and grandmother struggled to keep going during […]

Polk Chapter Fall Update

Polk County OWA has been busy this summer! Here’s what we’ve been working on: At the Polk County Fair – We presented our “Explore Opportunities in Agriculture” display board with brochures detailing a few of the many jobs available in agriculture. We also helped manage the Passport Program. As people entered the fairgrounds, we encouraged […]

Linn-Benton Chapter Fall Update

We are pleased that harvest is over and fall has arrived! Our members put up two county fair booths and volunteered to help kids and their parents grind wheat and answer questions at the Benton County Fair. Thanks to Katie Glaser, Lorie Tharp, Kristi Miller, Betty Jo Smith, Laurie Schrock and Tina Miller. We presented […]

Yamhill Chapter Fall Update

We are  busy planning the 2018 State Convention,  Februrary 14-17th. Plans are coming together and it looks like it will be fun and educational!  Also we are planning on our annual gift pack sale for November and December.  If anyone would like to place orders early we will take them.  We will start ordering produce […]

Marion-Clackamas Chapter Fall Update

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 […]

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