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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 Director of Agriculture. The director’s decision to appoint is based on a number of factors such as–but not limited to–applicant experience, commitment to service, and industry counsel.

To apply, each applicant needs to complete an application and qualification form, provide in Resource below, to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Scroll to the commission name to review the specific qualifications for each commission. 

Albacore


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Svensson, Christa ​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Alfalfa Seed 


Applicant

Position
Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​Producer 1
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Handler 1
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

 Beef Council


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualificaitons
Chamberlain, Jason
​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​Dairy Producer
​Sly, James ​Producer 3 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​Beef Producer
​Anderson, Rod ​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Boulot, Philippe Public Member​ ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

 Blueberry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Cserep, Thomas ​Producer 4 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Boyle, Bob ​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

 Clover Seed


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Coussens, Brian ​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Coon, KC ​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
Gates, Spencer​
Vandehay, Michael
​Producer 3
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
Klampe, John​
Thorud, Denny
​Public Member
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

 Dairy Products


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​Southern Oregon: Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath
​Chamberlain, Warren ​Producer 2
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​Eastern Oregon: Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco

 Dungeness Crab


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Edwards, Nick ​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

 Fine Fescue


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Insko, Matt ​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​Union County
​Doerfler, Donald ​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Miller, Thomas ​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Hazelnut


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Keeley, Daniel ​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Denfeld, Sean ​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

 Hop


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Producer 3 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

 Mint


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Stroda, Kirk ​Producer 5
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Whitehead, David ​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
 

Orchardgrass


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2019
​State at Large
 

Potato


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Myers, Martin ​Producer 4 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2019
​Blue Mountain: Baker, Grant, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa
​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2019
​State at Large
 

Processed Vegetable


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Producer 6 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
State at Large​
 

Raspberry and Blackberry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Hibler, Janie ​Public Member
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
 

Ryegrass


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Glaser, Brian ​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
State at Large​
​Goracke, Dallas Producer 7​ 07/01/2015
06/30/2018​
​Benton, Lane
​Humble, Brian ​Handler ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
 

Sheep


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Handler 1 partial
06/30/2017​
​State at Large
​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2019
​State at Large
 
 

Strawberry


Applicant

Position​
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
 

Sweet Cherry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 3 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​Western Oregon: areas west of Cascade Mountains
​Producer 4
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​Hood River, Wasco
​Producer 5 07/01/2015
06/30/2018​
​Hood River, Wasco
​Producer 9 07/01/2015
06/30/2018​
​Eastern Oregon
​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
 

Tall Fescue


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Nusbaum, Orin ​Producer 1
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Ruddenklau, Bruce ​Producer 3 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Walther, John Public Member​ 07/01/2015
06/30/2018​
​State at Large
 

Wheat


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 4 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2019
​East of Cascades - Excluding Gilliam, Jefferson, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Wasco
​Producer 5 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2019
​West of Cascades
​Lauderback, Dain ​Handler 2
07/01/2015
06/30/2017​
​State at Large

Resources

Commodity Commission Application and Qualification Form

Document

Commodity Commission Oath of Office

Document

Oregon Beef Council Application and Qualification Form

Document

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

Document

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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