Who We Are

Our History

Our History

Oregon Aglink, formerly known as the Agri-Business Council of Oregon (ABC), is a private, non-profit volunteer membership organization dedicated to growing Oregon agriculture through education and promotion. Established in 1966, Oregon Aglink seeks to bridge the gap between urban and rural Oregonians.
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Timeline of Milestones

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 Danielle Meyersick, Community Outreach Coordinator at 503-595-9121 x103.


Incorporating Articles

According to the 1966 Articles of Incorporation, the purpose of the Oregon Aglink (originally known as the Agri-Business Council of Oregon) is:

  • to provide information services for the enlightenment of all citizens on the importance of the Oregon agri-business industry and its services to the economy
  • to provide a medium of communication within the agri-business industry, and among agriculture, con­sumers, and the public at large
  • to unite Oregon agriculture and allied business enterprises in common programs for the enhance­ment of the well-being of the state
  • to determine Oregon agri­-business problems upon which agreement may be reached and to develop programs related thereto
  • to arrange for study and research on approved projects and to expedite the progress thereof

The full Oregon Aglink Articles of Incorporation lists the founding Board of Directors and complete bylaws in which Oregon Aglink operates today.

Past Presidents

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.

Get Involved

Become a Member

Add Your Voice

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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