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Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program (OAHP)

The Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission is Recruiting 2 Members!

The Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission, established in 2017, is recruiting for two seats on the Commission. Commissioners serve as volunteers for 4-year terms, and are recommended by various boards and appointed by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. The two open seats are:

  1. Representing farmer/rancher interests and recommended by the Board of Agriculture; and
  2. Representing fish and wildlife interests and recommended by the Fish and Wildlife Commission.
The term for both seats is January 2023 through January 2027; commissioners are eligible to serve two consecutive terms. Please submit applications to April Mack, april.mack@oweb.oregon.gov by June 30, 2022. Prospective candidates are encouraged to review the OAHP website (here), and to contact Eric Williams, Grant Program Manager, eric.williams@oweb.oregon.gov, 971-345-7014 for further information.

Overview

Oregon’s well-managed agricultural lands are the cornerstone of the state’s rural communities. They support valuable fish and wildlife habitats and enhance other natural resources. Yet farms and ranches are increasingly challenged by fragmentation of farmland, conversion of farmland to non-farm uses, complex regulations, and planning for generational transfers.

The State Legislature established the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program (OAHP) in 2017 to help address these challenges. The program provides voluntary incentives to farmers and ranchers to support practices that maintain or enhance both agriculture and natural resources such as fish and wildlife on agricultural lands. OAHP was developed by a collaboration of organizations representing natural resource conservation and agriculture, including farmer and rancher representatives.

Commission Meetings

The meetings of the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission and related documents are listed below.

April 19, 2022 Meeting

Agenda

Item D Spending Plan for 2022 Appropriation

Minutes, May 19

Each pdf below contains all the documents for the specified meeting.

May 19, 2020 Meeting Documents

March 10, 2020 Meeting Documents

September 24, 2019 Meeting Documents

March 6, 2019 Meeting Documents

October 31-November 1, 2018 Meeting Documents

June 25, 2018 Meeting Documents

May 23-24, 2018 Meeting Documents

April 26, 2018 Meeting Documents

April 5, 2018 Meeting Documents

March 8, 2018 Meeting Documents

February 22, 2018 Meeting Documents

February 1, 2018 Meeting Documents



Contact

Please direct questions, comments, or requests to Grant Program Manager, Taylor Larson, 971-701-3248.