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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2024 Eastern Oregon Chapter Scholarship Winners

The Eastern Chapter of Oregon Women for Agriculture has awarded its 2024 scholarships to four outstanding students who are each pursuing a career in Agriculture. Each scholarship applicant wrote a[…]

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Polk 2023 Summer Update

The Polk OWA Chapter meets on the second Monday of each month at 11:30 AM at Westside Pacific Family Restaurant in Rickreall. (Formally known as Rock n Rogers) All are[…]

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Lane Summer 2023 Update

Lane County is getting ready for harvest and wrapping up our meetings for the season. Our June meeting was held on Saturday the 17th with a potluck style BBQ. During the[…]

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