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Information Office
What we do
Information Office 503-986-4550
  • Serves as the agency's first point of contact for external customers.
  • Provides media relations and public information services, including publications and other informational/educational materials.
  • Coordinates ODA's website, and provides assistance to agency staff on Web and social media-related issues.

Director of Communications
Bruce Pokarney
Bruce Pokarney, director of communications
Bruce manages the Information Office and serves as the department's public information officer. Bruce responds to media requests, produces department news releases and stories, and manages the ODA Twitter account. He represents ODA on the state Council of Communications Officers and is on the executive board of the Communications Officers of State Departments of Agriculture (COSDA).
News from ODA
News and stories of the week
Subscribe to ODA's news releases and "Story of the Week": send a message to agnews-subscribe@oda.state.or.us. You'll receive a message asking you to reply to confirm your subscription.
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Publications/Web Coordinator
Kathy LeaMaster
Liz Beeles, publications/web coordinator
Liz coordinates the design and publishing of ODA public documents and manages ODA website development. She leads the workgroups for website development, social media, and printed publications development. 
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Publication Contact
Agriculture Quarterly
Information Office
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Oregon Agripedia
Information Office 
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ODA Biennial Report
Information Office 
Request a printed copy of the ODA Biennial Report
Website feedback
The Information Office is always looking to improve our website and we depend on your feedback to help us make it better. If you have questions or comments about the site, please send us an email at info@oda.state.or.us.

Administrative Coordinator

Sean Fornelli, administrative coordinator
Sean provides administrative support to both the Information Office and the Director's Office. He responds to information requests from the public, helps with publication and web page development, and manages the ODA master mailing list. Chances are the friendly voice you hear when you call the ODA general phone number is Sean's.

Need something else?
Still need hard copy? Would you like to be added to the ODA mailing list? Do you need to submit a change of address?
ODA publications request and change of address form
Be sure to tell us if you have special interest in communication from any of our specific program areas.

If you have questions regarding agriculture and are not sure whom to ask, just call the Information Office and we will connect you to the right program area.
Program areas    
Agricultural Development and Marketing
Animal Health and Identification
503-986-4680 ahid-office-manager@oda.state.or.us
Commodity Inspection
Food Safety
Measurement Standards
Natural Resources