Oregon Women for Agriculture

Working Together to Communicate the Story of Today's Agriculture

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Speaking For Oregon Agriculture Since 1969

From board rooms, to colleges, to classrooms, fairs and the halls of the legislature the members of Oregon Women for Agriculture have been working hard to share the message about agriculture in our state.

Oregon Agricultural Facts

Oregon boasts over 220 locally grown commodities, the third most agriculturally-diverse in the nation. Learn more about the characteristics that make Oregon such a special place to call home.

APPLES

Oregon produced a total of 170 million lbs of apples with a monetary value of just above $55 million. Apples are ranked number 18 on Oregon’s Top 20 agricultural commodities list.

CHICKEN

The largest proportion of chickens found are layers and pullets, with 2.8 million birds accounted for, and valued at $8.14 million.

FARMERS & RANCHERS

Oregon’s agricultural landscape is one of the most diverse in the United States. In Oregon, there are over 326,000 full-time and part-time jobs in agriculture.

SPECIALTY SEEDS

According to the USDA, the value of “seeds, oilseeds and horticulture” exports was about $940,553,000 in 2017. This is the largest valued agricultural export for the state of Oregon.

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Yamhill Winter 2021 Update

Greetings from Yamhill County. We wrap up 2020 feeling grateful for the bonds and friendships nurtured within our chapter throughout the year. Despite Zoom being a poor substitute for in[…]

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Polk Winter 2021 Update

We were able to meet (in person) in October and November at our local spot, Rock n Rogers Restaurant in Rickreall. Most projects are on hold due to COVID, but[…]

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Marion Clackamas Winter 2021 Update

The Marion-Clackamas chapter ran a raffle for an OWA Pendleton blanket in November and we are happy to announce the winner of the blanket is Tricia Chastain! We are thankful[…]

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