ODA Looking To Fill Two Vacant State Board of Ag Positions

Earlier this week, the Oregon Department of Agriculture announced it is looking to fill two producer positions on the state board of Agriculture. Both positions are partial terms. One runs through the end of October 2022, while the other runs through mid-September 2023. Applicants must be actively engaged in the production of agricultural commodities.

Applications must be submitted by close of business on January 20th, and producers who have applied for state Ag board positions in the past two years, your on-file application will be used.

The Governor is responsible for appointing all Board of Agriculture members. The Oregon State Board of Agriculture is a 10-member board that advises the Oregon Department of Agriculture on policy issues, develops recommendations on key agricultural issues, and provides advocacy of the state’s agriculture industry in general. The board is established by Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 561.372.

Board membership requirements include:

  • Seven board members who are actively engaged in the production of agricultural commodities
  • Two board members who are not actively engaged in the production of agricultural commodities
  • Director of Agriculture (ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences of Oregon State University (ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Chairperson of the Soil and Water Conservation Commission (ex-officio)
  • Members appointed to the board must be Oregon residents
  • Not more than five members appointed to the board may belong to the same political party

Meetings and compensation:

The 10-member board meets every quarter at locations throughout the state as determined by the chairperson. Compensation and travel expenses for time spent in official duties’ performance are permitted based on Oregon Revised Statute.

To apply complete an interest form and include supplemental information such as a resume, statement of interest, and a short bio. For complete steps and details, visit the State of Oregon Executive Appointments Website.

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