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Agricultural Development and Marketing Program
Mission Statement
To sustain a profitable agricultural economy in Oregon through business and market development.
Organization
Annual Performance Measures

Staff Directory

Agricultural Development & Marketing Program 
  • Gary Roth, Marketing Director 
  • Kris Anderson, Commodity Commission Program Manager 
  • Annette Amundson, Program Assistant 
  • Yvette Arechiga, Program Assistant 
  • Laura Barton, Trade Development Manager 
  • Shannon Brubaker, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Manager
  • Jerry Gardner, Business Development Manager 
  • Dennis Hannapel, Trade Policy Specialist
  • Michelle Markesteyn Ratcliffe, Farm to School Program Manager 
  • Katie Pearmine, Trade Development Manager
  • Karla Valness, Marketing Operations Manager
  • Amanda Welker, Trade Development Manager 
  • Theresa Yoshioka, Trade Development Manger

Commodity Inspection Program
  • ​Lindsay Eng, Certification Manager 
Programs
The Agricultural Development and Marketing Program offers an integrated program to address development and marketing needs of Oregon's agricultural industry.
Our program operates in four principal areas.
 
  • Local business and market development
  • Regional and national market development
  • International market development
  • Commodity Commission oversight
 
We have integrated our program to provide a stepwise approach to meet the needs of Oregon producers and processors. Creating sustainable opportunity for Oregon agriculture is at the core of what we do.
 
We actively partner with other agencies and organizations to extend the reach of services we provide to Oregon agriculture.
 
Chief of these partnerships is our collaboration with Oregon State University (OSU) our joint venture partner at the Food Innovation Center in Portland. This facility is the first of its kind in the Northwest and serves as a powerful development tool for companies wishing to add value and market Oregon agricultural products.
 
In addition to our collaboration at the FIC, we work closely with the Oregon Business Development Department and the Governor's Economic Revitalization Teams (ERT).

All of these partnerships provide enhanced service delivery, reach, and technical expertise for Oregon Agriculture and are critical to the success of the Agricultural Development and Marketing Program.