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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 meeting will be held in-person with a virtual option to attend.  See agenda for details.​​

The Grand Hotel - Bridgeport
7265 SW Hazel Fern Road
Tigard, OR 97224

Workgroup A - Tuesday, Nov 15
Workgroup B - Tuesday, Nov 15
Board meeting - Wed. Nov 16 and Thurs. Nov 17

Meeting Recording - November 16
Meeting Recording - November 17​
Meeting Minutes

Action Item
BOA letter to Governor-elect Kotek transition committee Nov 2022

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Board Resolutions under review
Resolution packet November 2022

Agenda item 01
Draft meeting minutes August 2022

Agenda item 02
2023-25 ARB ODA Program Prioritization List
2023-25 ARB ODA Reduction Options

Agenda item 04
Pesticide Stewardship Program - ODA presentation​

Agenda item 05
Memo to the Board - ODA DEQ Water Quality MOA
ODA-DEQ Water Coordination presentation​

Agenda item 06
Written Public Comments to the Board November 2022

Agenda item 07
OSU Extension Service presentation
OSU Extension Service Highlights
OSU Extension Service Information Sheet

Agenda item 08
ODA Produce Safety Program presentation

Agenda item 09
ODA Right to Farm presentation

Agenda item 10
Written Public Comment - Grant SWCD

Agenda item 11
Memo to the Board - 2023 Resolution Workgroups
ODA Program Area Updates to the Board November 2022


​​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

Chad Allen

Position: Producer #11
Term Expires: 9/18/2027
First term

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Barbara Boyer

Position: Soil and Water Conservation Commission Chair
Term Expires: November 2024
Soil and Water Conservation Commission Chair

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Bryan Harper

Position: Producer #4
Term Expires: 10/10/2024
Second term

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Position: Producer #6
Term Expires: 10/31/2026
Partial Term

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Miguel Lopez

Position: Public Member #5
Term Expires: 12/02/2025
First term

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Elin Miller

Position: Producer #3
Term Expires: 10/28/2024
First term

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Eric Orem

Position: Producer #10
Term Expires: 12/02/2025
First term

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Luisa Santamaria

Position: Public Member #8
Term Expires: 08/22/2024
Second term

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Position: Producer #2
Term Expires: 10/31/2026
Partial term

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Josh Zielinski

Position: Producer #7
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