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Committees

Voluntary Committee Participation

Voluntary committee participation is one of the best ways to get involved with Oregon Aglink. Our committee members are passionate about furthering the mission. Joining a committee gives you an opportunity to have a voice in shaping Oregon Aglink’s direction. You will meet new people and give back to the agricultural community.

Committee Listing

For more information on each committee, please follow the links below.

The purpose of the Adopt a Farmer Committee is to provide direction and development feedback for the implementation of the Adopt a Farmer program. Serving on the committee is voluntary and there is no term. Meetings are quarterly and most often held near Salem. If you are interested in serving on the Adopt a Farmer committee, please contact Mallory Phelan, Executive Director at 971-600-0466.

Adopt a Farmer Committee Members

The purpose of the Denim & Diamonds Committee is to plan and procure items for the live and silent auction benefit dinner, Denim & Diamonds that takes place each November. Serving on the committee is voluntary and there is no term. Meetings are monthly and usually held at the Rabo Agrifinance office in Salem. If you are interested in serving on the Denim & Diamonds committee, please contact Leah Rue, Community Engagement Coordinator at 971-208-3375.

The 22nd Annual Denim & Diamonds will be held Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Denim & Diamonds Committee Members

If you’re interested in donating or soliciting items for the auction, please contact Leah Rue, Community Engagement Coordinator at 971-208-3375 for our Donation Letter and Form which includes our tax ID number and other pertinent information.

The purpose of the Executive Committee is to provide direction and leadership for Oregon Aglink. Overseeing the budget, proposing and implementing ideas to further the mission of Oregon Aglink are among the most common topics the group tackles. Each position is elected for a one year term, serving from January to January and requires attending a monthly meeting, most often at the Oregon Aglink office in Portland. For more details on our Executive Committee members, visit our Officers page to read their bios.

2019 Executive Committee Members

  • President: Megan Thompson, Sage Fruit
  • 1st Vice President: Fred Geschwill, F&B Farms
  • 2nd Vice President: Michelle Markesteyn, Rootopia
  • Treasurer: Abisha Stone, SEDCOR
  • Secretary: Terry Ross, Integrated Seed Co.
  • Former President: Pamela Lucht, NW Transplants

The purpose of the Safety Committee is to monitor the performance of all members enrolled in SAIF’s Workers’ Compensation program. Serving on the committee is voluntary and there is no term. The committee meets monthly to address loss trends, analyze claims issues and identify loss prevention needs for the group’s members. If you are interested in serving on the Safety Committee, please contact Mallory Phelan, Executive Director at 503-595-9121 x106.

Safety Committee Members

  • Chair: Eric Lloyd, Oregon Risk Management Solutions
  • Anissa Branch, Riddell Farms
  • Jon Iverson, Iverson Family Farms
  • Brenda Frketich, Kirsch Family Farms
  • Molly McCargar, Pearmine Farms

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Becoming a member of Oregon Aglink adds your voice to the story of Oregon agriculture as your membership dues support all of our programs and in return, you have access to all of our exclusive members-only benefits.

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