Here is a brief timeline of some major milestones for Oregon Aglink.
If you were a part of Oregon Aglink (formerly known as Agri-Business Council of Oregon) at any point since its inception in 1966 and would like to help us make this a more detailed history, we would greatly appreciate your input. To share your memories, please contact Allison Cloo, Director of Membership and Programs at 971-600-0428.
According to the 1966 Articles of Incorporation, the purpose of the Oregon Aglink (originally known as the Agri-Business Council of Oregon) is:
Oregon Aglink has benefited from numerous dedicated individuals whose leadership has driven the organization in bridging the gap between urban and rural Oregonians since being founded in 1966.
1967-1968, Marion T. Weatherford (Founder)
1969, Gordon Walker, Walkdale Farms
1970: Richard J. Turner, P. R.
1971-1972: Donald H. Scott, Oregon Dairyman
1973: Hilbert S. Johnson, Portland General Electric
1974: Rep. Stafford Hansell, Hansell Farms
1975: Joseph Klupenger, Klupenger Nurseries Inc.
1976-1977: Tom Hartung, Hartung Meat Company
1978-1979: Bob Brogoitti, Brogoitti Ranches Inc.
1980-1981: Bob Nixon, Nixon Farms Inc.
1982-1983: Philip Peters, Canby Area Farmer
1984: Bruce Howe, Diamond Fruit Growers
1985: Dewey Rand Jr., Capital Press
1986: Sen. Mike Thorne, Pendleton Wheat Grower
1987: Larry Kaseberg, Oregon Wheat Grower’s League
1988: Kirby Brumfield, Portland General Electric
1989: Ray Steinfeld Jr., Steinfeld Products Co.
1990: Ray Steinfeld Jr., Steinfeld Products Co.
1991: Mike Macnab, First Interstate Bank
1992: Bridget Flanagan, Safeway Inc.
1993: Gary Walls, Trailblazer Foods
1994-1996: Larry Aamold, U.S. Bank
1997-1998: Marcus Simantel, Simantel Farms Inc.
1999: Jeff Nuss, Greenwood Resources
2000-2002: Len Spesert, Hazelnut Growers of Oregon
2003-2006: Dick Severson, Severson Farms
2007: Mac McCarter, Northwest Shade Trees
2008: Garey Fritz, West Coast Bank (now Columbia Bank)
2009: Terry Ross, Oregon Grass Seed Bargaining Association
2010: Jack Hay, Hay Ranch
2011: Doug Hart, Hart’s Nursery of Jefferson
2012: Bill Levy, Pacific Ag Solutions
2013: Amy Doerfler, Doerfler Farms
2014: Anissa Branch, Riddell Farms
2015: Molly McCargar, Pearmine Farms
2016: Lori Pavlicek, 4B Farms
2017: Jeff Freeman, Marion Ag Service
2018: Pamela Lucht, NW Transplants
2019: Megan Thompson, Sage Fruit
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.