The Oregon Department of Agriculture is seeking applicants to fill positions on the state’s 23 agricultural and commercial fishery
commodity commissions. ODA Director Katy Coba appoints commissioners to
make decisions about how to use producer assessments on promotion,
education, and research projects funded by each commodity commission.
Most appointments are for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2013. The
Oregon Orchardgrass, Potato, Sheep, and Wheat commissions have openings
for four-year terms.
In order to qualify for an appointment, interested individuals must be a
citizen of the United States, resident of Oregon, demonstrate an active
interest in the development of the commodity, be actively engaged in
producing or handling the commodity for a period of three to five years,
and derive a substantial portion of their income from the sale of the
commodity. For some positions, an applicant must live or do business in a
specific region of Oregon.