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See you April 17, 2021

2020 Auction Cancelled

2020 Auction Cancellation The Oregon Women for Agriculture board voted to cancel the 2020 auction due to the coronavirus at the March state board meeting. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to procure items for our auction this year and who has now worked with donors and sponsors to move forward with returns…
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2019 AAW National Convention Classes and Speakers

Pre-Conference Class Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 from Noon – 8:00 p.m. Mental Health First Aid Class is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial…
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Grass Seed

Comment on Worker Protection Standard Rulemaking

By Arwen McGilvra – To Garnet Cooke at OR-OSHA, I am very concerned about the OR-OSHA WPS PROPOSAL. I am the fourth generation to live on my families Willamette Valley farm. The farm my great-grandfather bought after leaving the dust bowl in North Dakota. The farm my grandfather and grandmother struggled to keep going during…
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REAL Oregon Leadership Development

By Helle Ruddenklau – There is an effort to revive the agricultural leadership program in Oregon. There was a similar program about 18 years ago, which unfortunately only lasted for one year. The program will start this fall and consist of five two and a half day meetings in locations spread throughout Oregon. There will…
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OWA is OPPOSED to Ban on Aerial Spraying

Oregon Women for Agriculture are opposed to Lincoln County ballot measure 21-177.  This letter to the editor was submitted to the Newport Times on February 21st by OWA Past President and Lincoln County resident, Deanna Dyksterhuis. To the Editor: The ballot measure language banning all aerial  spraying in Lincoln County is misleading. (Same for the…
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2017 Oregon Women for Agriculture Auction Success

Nearly 1,000 guests from around the state attended the Oregon Women for Agriculture’s 30th annual auction and dinner on Saturday, April 15. Proceeds help fund year-round programs that educate the public about the many facets and values of Oregon agriculture, including Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom, the Summer Agriculture Institute and the truck wrap project.…
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