Author: Arwen McGilvra

Save the Date!

Discover the bounty at the end of the Oregon Trail! Join us November 6-10, 2019 in Tigard, Oregon. The newly remodeled Embassy Suites is your ideal basecamp for a getaway to the greater Portland area. Enjoy a spacious hotel room conveniently located just a few steps away from the Washington Square shopping mall! This year’s…
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Oregon Women for Agriculture Convention: Golden Jubilee Celebration!

February 28- March 2, 2019 Spirit Mountain Casino, Grande Ronde Registration Early registration and hotel lodging is due January 29! Download the registration form and accommodations details here. Tours Participants will gain valuable insight into agriculture and forestry operations in the county. Don’t miss out on your behind the scenes look at how Polk County…
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Grass Seed

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…
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REAL Oregon Leadership Development

By Helle Ruddenklau – There is an effort to revive the agricultural leadership program in Oregon. There was a similar program about 18 years ago, which unfortunately only lasted for one year. The program will start this fall and consist of five two and a half day meetings in locations spread throughout Oregon. There will…
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Seven Things You Should Know About Large Dairies

By Melinda Petersen, Marion-Clackamas Chapter – Oregon has 228 family dairy farms, ranging from fewer than 100 cows being milked each day to more than 30,000. Regardless of the size of the farm, there are certain values, standards and management practices that every Oregon dairy farmer has in common. It’s a misperception that larger farms…
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The 2017 Ag Fest is Coming April 29-30th

Oregon 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…
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