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Oregon's 23 grower-supported commodity commissions provide important links to production agriculture and direct access to key Oregon agricultural opinion leaders and decision makers. ​

Apply to serve on an Oregon Commodity Commission

Voluntary service on an Oregon Commodity Commission is an important way for the agricultural community and interested members of the public to serve our state’s agriculture. Appointment of commission members is the responsibility of the Department of Agriculture director. The director’s decision to appoint is based on a number of factors such as: applicant experience, commitment to service, and industry counsel.

To apply, each applicant must complete an application and qualification form, to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Specific qualifications exist for each commission, please see the table below. 

Albacore


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Archambault, Clay
Producer 4 07/01/2017
06/30/2020
State at large
​Thomas, Timothy ​Producer 5 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large
​Malony, Larz ​Handler 2 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large
​Brandberg, Cari ​Handler 3 partial
​06/30/2019
​State at large

Alfalfa Seed 


Applicant​​

Position
Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Nishihara, Ross ​Producer 3
07/01/2017
06/30/2020
State at large

Beef Council


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Seymour, John Producer 2 07/01/2017
06/30/2020
Dairy Producer
Bentz, Linda
​Molt, Melodi
Moore, William
​Producer 5 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​Beef Producer

Blueberry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Kreder, Timothy
Norris, Ellie
Producer 6 07/01/2017
06/30/2020
​State at large
​Krahmer, Doug ​Producer 7 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large
​Malensky, Jeff ​Handler 2 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2020
​State at large

Clover Seed


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Quiring, Ronald Producer 5 07/01/2017
06/30/2020
State at large
Wirth, Donald​
Wolff, Charley
​Producer 6 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large
​Koehnke, John ​Producer 7 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large

Dairy Products


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Kazemier, Eugene "Louie" ​Producer 5 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​Willamette: Benton, Lane, Linn, Marion, Polk, Yamhill counties
​Leuthold, Todd ​Producer 6 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​North Coast: Clatsop, Lincoln, Tillamook counties
​Eberhard, Mark Handler 1​ 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​All counties except Lake

Dungeness Crab


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Producer 4 07/01/2017
06/30/2020
Port of Charleston
​Retherford, Michael Producer 5​ 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​Port of Newport

Fine Fescue


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Rudd, Brett Producer 5 07/01/2017
06/30/2020
Union county
​Fisher, Ralph ​Producer 6 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large
​Doerfler, Kevin ​Producer 7 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large
​Riches, Greg ​Handler 1 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large

Hazelnut


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Morris, Phyllis
​Rodakowski, Garry
Producer 5 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
State at large
​Gingerich, R. Tristan
Morris, Phyllis
​Producer 6 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2020
​State at large
​Fitts, Abigail ​Public Member 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large

Hop


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 6 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large
​Producer 7 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large

Mint


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Bingaman, Matthew "Shawn" Producer 4 07/01/2017
06/30/2020
State at large
​Kerr, Bryan ​Public Member 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large

Orchardgrass


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Smucker, Darrell ​Producer 2 07/01/2017
06/30/2021​
​State at large
​Biegel, Roger ​Producer 3 07/01/2017
06/30/2021​
​State at large
​Miley, Scott Producer 4​ ​partial
06/30/2020
​State at large
​Pfenning, Larry ​Producer 5 07/01/2017
06/30/2021​
​State at large

Potato


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Macy, Michael Producer 3 07/01/2017
06/30/2021
Central Oregon: Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Jefferson, Sherman, Wasco, Wheeler counties
​Producer 9 07/01/2017
06/30/2021​
​Willamette: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Hood River, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Yamhill, Washington counties

Processed Vegetable


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 3 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large
​Producer 4 ​partial
06/30/2019
​State at large
​Zielinski, Scott ​Producer 5 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large
​Cook, Matthew ​Producer 7 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large
​Handler 3 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
State at large​

Raspberry and Blackberry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Dettwyler, Gavin ​Producer 6 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2020
​State at large
​Chernishoff, Sergy ​Producer 7 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2020
​State at large
​Strand, Linda ​Handler 1 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2020
​State at large

​Ryegrass


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Burkholder, Kent ​Producer 3 07/01/2017
06/30/2020
State at large
​Pugh, Denver ​Producer 5 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2020
​Linn county
​Duerst, Alex ​Producer 6 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2020
​Marion, Polk counties

Salmon


​Applicant​​​​

Position​
Term Begins
Term Ends​

Additional Qualifications​
​deRonden-Pos, Henry ​Producer 3 07/01/2017
06/30/2021
Cascade Head to south of Florence
​Peake, Darus ​Producer 5 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2021
​Northern Oregon border to north of Cascade Head
​Werner, Jeff ​Handler 1 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2021
​State at large
  

Sheep


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Producer 1 07/01/2017
06/30/2021
State at large
​Mast, William ​Producer 6 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2021
​State at large

Strawberry


Applicant

Position​
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Goddik, Arne ​Producer 5 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2020
State at large
​Bunn, Ben ​Handler 1 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2020
​State at large

Sweet Cherry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Root, Wade ​Producer 4 ​partial
06/30/2018
​Hood River and Wasco counties
​Bond, Ryan ​Producer 7 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​Columbia River: Hood River, Wasco counties
​Aubert, Leonard ​Producer 8 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​Columbia River: Hood River, Wasco counties
​Handler 2 ​07/01/2017
06/30/2020
​State at large - brine

Tall Fescue


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Berger, Becky Producer 6 07/01/2017
06/30/2020
State at large
​Baker, Michael ​Handler 1 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
​State at large

Trawl


Applicant​

Position​
Term Begins
Term Ends​

Additional Qualifications
Whaley, Todd Producer 3 07/01/2017
06/30/2021
State at large/coastal region
​Adams, Scott ​Handler 2 07/01/2017
06/30/2021​
​State at large/coastal region
 

Wheat


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Newtson, Robert Producer 2 07/01/2017
06/30/2021
Gilliam, Jefferson, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Wasco counties
​Steiner, Dan ​Handler 1 ​partial
06/30/2018
​State at large
​Van Zante, Jordan ​Handler 2 07/01/2017
06/30/2019​
​State at large

Resources

Commodity Commission Application and Qualification Form

Commodity Commission Application Form

Commodity Commission Contact List

Contact list of Oregon Agricultural Commodity Commissions. Document

Commodity Commission Oath of Office

Document

Oregon Beef Council Application and Qualification Form

Beef Council Application Form

Oregon Department of Agriculture Administrative Rules

OAR 603-042 - Practices and Procedures for Commodity Commissions Law or rule

Oregon Wheat Commission Application and Qualification Form

Wheat Commission Application Form

ORS 576 Ag Marketing Generally (including Commodity Commissions)

Law or rule

ORS 577 Oregon Beef Council

Law or rule

ORS 578 Oregon Wheat Commission

Law or rule

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Contact​

Kris Anderson
Commodity Commission Oversight Program Manager
1207 NW Naito Pkwy, Suite 104
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-872-6604
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