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Director's Office
Phone: 503-986-4552
Karla Valness
Phone: 503-986-4554

​​​​​The 10-member State Board of Agriculture advises the Oregon Department of Agriculture on policy issues, develops recommendations on key agricultural issues, and provides advocacy of the state's agriculture industry in general. 

State law requires that seven of the appointed members be actively engaged in the production of agricultural commodities; two board members must represent consumers; and, the tenth member is the chair of the Soil and Water Conservation Commission.
​The ODA director and dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University serve as ex-officio members of the board without the right to vote. 

The board issues a biennial report to the Governor and Legislative Assembly regarding the status of Oregon's agriculture industry. The board meets quarterly at various locations around the state.

Meeting information

​​​​​​​This virtual meeting will be held via video/conference call

Workgroup B - Tuesday, May 18
Board Meeting - Wednesday, May 19

Board Resolutions under review
Resolution packet May 2021

Meeting Materials

Agenda item 01
Draft January 2021 minutes​

​​This Workgroup B - work session​ will be held virtual.  See agenda for call in details.

Workgroup B Agenda​​

Resolution packet March 2021​​

Basement Hearings Room
Oregon Department of Agriculture
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Meeting agenda February 2020


Pre-meeting materials

Public Comments
Item B - Linda deBoer​
Item C - Lans Stout​
Item D - Oregon Agritourism Working Group Steering Committee​ Item F - Willow-Witt Ranch​ Item I - Pholia Farm Dairy ​Item O - Jefferson County Farm Bureau​

Wednesday, February 12

Industry panel handouts

Public Comment

Thursday, February 13

Public Comment
Inn at Cross Keys Station
66 NW Cedar St
Madras, OR 97741
Meeting Agenda September 2019 - updated 9/19/2019


Action Items

Presentations and Meeting Materials

Wednesday, Sept 25

Public Comment

Thursday, Sept 26

Friday, Sept 27
One ODA Project

Public Comment

Pre-Meeting Materials
​ODA Ag Water Quality Program Overview ​ODA CAFO Overview ​​​​​
Oregon Garden Resort (Orchid Ballroom)
895 West Main Street
Silverton, OR 97381



Presentations and meeting materials

Tuesday, June 11

Wednesday, June 12

Industry Panel

Public Comment

Thursday, June 13

Public Comment

Board members

Barbara Boyer

Term Expires: November 2024
Soil and Water Conservation Commission Chair

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Stephanie Hallock, Chair

Term Expires: 9/5/2021
Second term

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Bryan Harper, Vice Chair

Term Expires: 10/10/2024
Second term

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Shantae Johnson

Term Expires: 10/31/2022
First term

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Elin Miller

Term Expires: 10/28/2024
First term

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Tyson Raymond

Term Expires: 9/5/2021
Second term

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Luisa Santamaria

Term Expires: 08/22/2024
Second term

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Josh Zielinski

Term Expires: 10/28/2024
First term

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Board of Agriculture Active Resolutions

Current list of all active State Board of Agriculture resolutions Board of Agriculture Active Resolutions

Guidelines for Public Comment or Presentations to the Board

Guidelines to prepare public comment or give presentations to the Board of Agriculture Guidelines for Public Comments or Presentations to the Board

Oregon State Board of Agriculture email list

Subscribe to this email listserv to receive information about Board of Agriculture activities including meeting agendas and minutes. Subscribe to receive Board of Ag updates

Oregon State of the Agriculture Industry Report

The biennial report of the agriculture industry by the Board of Agriculture Board of Agriculture report