Market Access

​​​​​Accepting applications

ODA is recruiting applicants for the following commodity commissioner positions:

  • ​Alfalfa Seed—two growers (producers)
  • Dairy Products—one dairy farmer (producer) from the Central-Eastern Oregon district 
  • Fine Fescue—one grower (producer) from Union County 
  • Potato—one handler (first purchaser from the Blue Mountain district)
  • Sheep—one grower (producer) and one handler (first purchaser)
  • Strawberry—two growers (producers) and one handler (processor) 
  • Tall Fescue—one grower (producer)

The next deadline for applications for the current vacancies is Friday, January 29.

Each position represents a partial-term appointment. The specifics are listed below under the commission’s name.

Minimum qualifications

  • Oregon resident
  • U.S. citizen
  • Paid the commodity assessment for at least the three preceding years.

Interested in applying to serve as a commissioner? 

Here’s what to do:
  • ​Use the General Commodity Commission Application Form, we cannot accept previous years' forms.
  • Fill out the form using a computer.
    Then print, sign, and date the form before submitting it.
  • Scan and email the completed form to commissions@oda.state.or.us​ 
  • ​​We cannot accept applications that are not readable or that do not have a signature. Please do not send photos of an application.

The director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture appoints commodity commissioners. The director’s decision to appoint is based on a number of factors including:

  • Applicant experience
  • Commitment to service
  • Industry counsel​

About Oregon's commodity commissions

Commodity commissioners are Oregon public officials who volunteer their time for the economic betterment of the commodity. Oregon has 22 commodity commissions that operate with oversight from the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Commodity commissioners carry out important decision-making for their particular commodity. 

Each year, commissioners develop and approve a budget using their commodity’s assessments for non-branded promotion, research, and education programs. Commissioners determine the projects and programs to fund with assessments that growers and harvesters pay. 

Looking for more information? Contact any one of the commissions using the commodity commission contact list.


Albacore


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Alfalfa Seed


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​Producer 2
(partial term)
​After appointment through 06/30/2022 State at large
​Producer 5
(partial term)
After appointment through 06/30/2022 State at l​arge

Beef Council


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Blueberry


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Clover Seed


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Dairy Products


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​Producer 1 (partial term)
​After appointment through 6/30/2021
​Central and Eastern Oregon
(Malheur, Baker, Wallowa, Union, Grant,
Umatilla, Harney, Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson,
Hood River, Wasco, Morrow, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, and Lake counties)

Dungeness Crab


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Fine Fescue


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​Producer 5 (partial term)

​After appointment through 6/30/2023
​Union County

Hazelnut


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Additional Requirements

Hop


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Mint 


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Potato


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​Handler 1 (partial term)

​After appointment through 6/30/2024
​Blue Mountain District (Baker, Union, Wallowa, Grant, Morrow, and Umatilla counties)

Processed Vegetable



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Raspberry Blackberry


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Ryegrass Growers Seed


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Salmon


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​Term Begins
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 Sheep


Position
​Term Begins
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​Handler 2
(partial term)
After appointment through 06/30/2024 ​State at large
​Producer 3
(partial term)
​After appointment through 06/30/2024 ​State at large

Strawberry


​Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 1
(partial term)
​After appointment through 6/30/2021 ​State at large
Producer 3 
(partial term)

​After appointment through 6/30/2022
​State at large
​Handler 1
(partial term)
​After appointment through 6/30/2023 ​State at large

Sweet Cherry


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​Term Begins
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Additional Qualifications

Tall Fescue


Position
​Term Begins
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​Additional Qualifications
​Producer 5
(partial term)

​After appointment through 6/30/2022
​State at large

Trawl


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​Additional Qualifications

Wheat


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Commodity Commission Oversight Program Advisory Committee

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Resources

Commodity Commission Administrative Rules OAR: 603-042

OAR 603 Division 42: Practices and Procedures for Commodity Commissions

Commodity Commission application form—Beef Council

Beef Council application and qualification form

Commodity Commission application form—General

General Commodity Commission application and qualification form

Commodity Commission application form—Wheat Commission

Wheat Commission application and qualification form

Commodity Commission Oath of Office

Commodity Commission oath of office form

Oregon Commodity Commissioner brochure (2020)

Love Oregon’s farms, ranches and commercial fishing? Support their success and apply to serve as a commodity commissioner. Commodity Commissioner brochure

ORS 576 Ag Marketing Generally (including Commodity Commissions)

ORS 576.051 to 576.455 - Commodity Commissions

ORS 577 Oregon Beef Council

ORS 577 Oregon Beef Council statutes

ORS 578 Oregon Wheat Commission

ORS 578 Oregon Wheat Commission statutes

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​Contact​

Kris Anderson
Commodity Commission Oversight Program Manager
Agricultural Development & Marketing
Phone: 503-970-3260

Email commissioner applications to: Commissions@oda.state.or.us​​

Alternate contact​

Annette Amundson
Program Assistant
Agricultural Development & Marketing
Phone: 503-872-6612

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