Author: tduerst

OWA Members Oppose Raising Oregon’s Minimum Wage: Jana’s Story

Oregon Women for Agriculture opposes raising Oregon’s minimum wage. OWA members share the reasons why they are personally opposed to raising Oregon’s minimum wage.  Oregon Rancher & OWA member Jana Kittredge submitted the below testimony to the Oregon Legislature in opposition.  Dear Senator Whitsett, We would like to share the impacts that a minimum wage…
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OWA Member wins America’s Farm Mom!

Oregon Women for Agriculture member Shelly Boshart Davis has been chosen by voters as America’s Farm Mom!   From Capital Press: Farming’s “Mom of the Year” runs a grass seed, wheat, hazelnut and radish operation in Oregon with her husband and three daughters. Oregon’s Shelly Boshart Davis prevailed in 11 days of on-line voting and…
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OSU PhD Student & OWA Member on Why 2-89 is a Bad Idea

Dear Oregon Women for Agriculture, I attended the Gazette-Times forum on Measure 2-89 on April 29th, 2015. It was standing room only, packed with community members, farmers, academics, and everyone in between. I stood in the back of the 80 degree room with Dona Coon. Mary King and Stephanie Hampton of Benton Food Freedom spoke…
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Oregon Women for Agriculture Opposes Raising Oregon’s Minimum Wage

Oregon Women for Agriculture opposes raising Oregon’s minimum wage. Oregon Women for Agriculture (OWA) was founded in 1969 and is an all-volunteer organization that works to see that agricultural interests are heard and dealt with fairly.  OWA’s members include farmers, ranchers, foresters and other individuals who have an interest in promoting the importance of today’s…
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Raffle for a Rifle – 2015 OWA Auction

Raffle tickets are on sale now!!  $25 per ticket and only 100 Tickets for sale! Drawing will be held April 18th at OWA Auction!

2015 Oregon Women for Agriculture Legislative Priorities

Oregon Women for Agriculture had their February State Board meeting at the Capitol. Afterwards OWA Legislative committee members went around and visited legislators. The committee handed out a save the date to OWA Auction, a cd with our Celebrate Oregon Agriculture videos and a letter explaining our legislative priorities.