Denim & Diamonds

A Night to Remember

Every November, Oregon Aglink hosts Denim & Diamonds, an awards dinner and auction, which affords us the opportunity to raise funds for the Cultivating Common Ground initiative, ultimately supporting all of our programs like Adopt a Farmer and telling ag’s story.

Live Auction Packages

Get ready to raise your paddle high!

  1. Instant Wine Cellar
  2. Rip City Courtside
    • See Dame and CJ from courtside seats to an upcoming Portland Trail Blazers game!
    • Donated by Tsukasa Baling Twine Company
  3. Shrimp on the Barbie
    • You haven’t had a real Australian dinner until you’ve had one cooked by a true Aussie.
    • Donated by Duane and Debbie Eder, Ross Watkins, and Amy Doerfler.
  4. Eastern Oregon Getaway
  5. Trap Shooting Stars
    • An afternoon of classic trap shooting and a barbecue lunch in the Willamette Valley!
    • Donated by North Santiam Paving, Bill and Julie Lulay, and Joe and Lindsey Zuber
  6. Four-Season Sensation
    • Get a head start to seasonal decorating with colorful plants and decor!
    • Donated by Al’s Garden Center
  7. Beer City, USA
  8. Santa’s Farm Sleigh
    • Your little Santa can spread plenty of joy with this “sleigh” full of toys!
    • Donated by Ag West Supply and Friends of Oregon Agriculture
  9. Cooking Under Pressure
  10. Beavers vs Ducks
    • It’s a civil war battle for one-of-a-kind metal art pieces!
    • Donated by Allison Meadows-Guerra
  11. Learning to Fly
  12. Farm to Table Best of Oregon Dinner for 12
    • Gather your friends or family for the tastiest of meals with all ingredients grown by Oregon farmers!
    • Donated by Willamette Valley Melon Company
  13. Bolt-Action Beauty
    • This antique Weatherby Mark V 300 rifle would be a jewel in any fire-arm collection.
    • Donated by Doerfler Farms
  14. Ready for a Tailgate?
    • Hitch and go with this tailgate grill from camping to football games!
    • Donated by Lori and Derek Pavlicek
  15. Riding the Rapids*
    • Experience a full-day guided rafting trip for 4 on 18 miles of the Deschutes River!
    • Donated by Imperial Stock Ranch
  16. Adopt a Farmer Dinner
    • Enjoy a night at Pearmine Farms with Stoller wines and a dinner prepared by Executive Sous Chef Nathan Jones!
    • Donated by Stoller Winery and Pearmine Farms
  17. Lil Farmer’s Dream
    • Your little farmer will be ready to cruise around to get chores done in this camo gator!
    • Donated by Pape Machinery 
  18. Valentine’s With Your Honeybee
    • Have a romantic blast at Blake Shelton’s Tour and a 3 night stay in The Pearl District!
    • Donated by Food Northwest 
  19. April Showers Bring May Flowers
    • Treat that special someone to her choice of premium hanging baskets or planters!
    • Donated by The Happy Bee Garden Center
  20. President’s Package: Play in the Dalles
    • Get a crash course in the Columbia Gorge with all the passes you’ll need to spend the night and enjoy the local history and culture in the Dalles.
    • Donated by Megan Thompson
  21. Wine and Woodfire
    • Enjoy a glass of wine (or several) while you and eleven guests wait for your pizza to finish in the crackling woodfire oven.
    • Donated by Ankeny Vineyards
  22. Let’s Wreath Together
  23. Up, Up, and Away!*
    • Lift off in a hot air balloon and soar over the beautiful winemaking region of the Willamette Valley.
    • Donated by the Wilco Newberg Farm Store
  24. Night at the Winery
    • While it might sound like a dream to spend the night in a vineyard, you can make it a reality at Willamette Valley Vineyards!
    • Donated by Willamette Valley Vineyards
  25. Toolin’ Around
    • If you’re tired of your tools rattling loose in the bed of your truck, this is the box to keep it stowed away and ready for action.
    • Donated by Pape Machinery 


Oregon Aglink event

Denim and Diamonds Logo one lineThis event serves to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in advocating the importance of agriculture to the economic, environmental and social well-being of the state of Oregon. Award winners are voted on by the Oregon Aglink Board of Directors each spring.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Salem Convention Center
5pm Reception and Silent Auction
7pm Dinner and Live Auction 

Purchase Tickets

Individual Tickets – $250
Table – $2,000 for Members or $2,500 for Non Members

Oregon Aglink event

Live Auction Raffle Tickets (Blinky Lights)

Buy your raffle ticket for a chance to win your choice of Live Auction items from this year’s listings. Must be present to win.

Tickets are $100 each and only 100 are sold.


We want all of our Denim & Diamonds guests to have a great time and a comfortable stay at a place of their choosing. The Salem Convention Center conveniently has adjoining accommodations, The Grand Hotel in Salem. There is a room block for our event, so make sure to get your room reserved early! We look forward to seeing you in November!

The Grand Hotel in Salem – Please ask for the room block for “Denim & Diamonds” and give the event date of Friday, November 22, 2019 Call 503-540-7800 or book online. Parking is complimentary.

201 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301

For other lodging accommodations in Salem, please visit

Award Nominations

Each year Oregon Aglink gives two awards out, based on nominations from the public which are then voted on by our Board of Directors.

Ag Connection Award – This honor is for an organization, business entity, or individual who has done an outstanding job connecting the public with agriculture.

Agriculturist of the Year – This award recognizes and honors an organization, business entity, or individual for an outstanding contribution to the agriculture industry as a whole.

Nominations for 2020 will open in January.

View past award recipients

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