Linn – Benton

 

Linn/Benton Chapter of OWA serves the mid-Willamette Valley area and our members are very active in projects that benefit the community. We support youth and schools by giving educational scholarships and grants. We partner with organizations that educate others about the importance of agriculture in our state. Join us to communicate the story of agriculture in Oregon.

2024 Linn-Benton Chapter Officers

President: Lisa Goracke
Vice President: Kjer Kizer
Secretary: Debbie Burns
Treasurer: Chelle Davis

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

The Linn-Benton Chapter meets for dinner on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 PM, meeting begins at 6:30 PM on Zoom.

March 12- Home of Barbara Hauge
April 9- Home of Kelsy Pimm
May 14- Spring Social, Location TBA
June 11- Home of Mary Hood
July- No meeting
August- Home of Debbie Prouty
September 10- Home of Pam Toews
October 8- Home of Lisa Goracke
November 12- Home of Carrie Jackson-Corrado

Scholarships

2024 Linn-Benton Chapter Scholarship

The Linn-Benton Chapter offers two scholarships every year, one for agriculture majors from Linn or Benton County high schools, and one for children or grandchildren of a Linn-Benton Women for Agriculture member in any major. Download the scholarship application here for full rules and requirements.

Scholarships are due April 30, 2024

Scholarship questions contact:
Linn-Benton Women for Agriculture, Attn:  Barbara Hauge,    3032 Heron Loop SE, Albany OR 97322, or hauge.bl@gmail.com
Updates from Linn-Benton
  • Linn-Benton Spring Update
    During January, we met at the home of Barbara Hauge and our February meeting was held at the home of Betty Jo Smith.  During these two months, a committee of L/B ladies worked on getting everything ready for the OWA State Convention which we were hosting this year in Corvallis.   Tours to various OSU stops ...
  • Linn Benton Winter Update
    Our October meeting was held at Kirsten Pick’s home. We were excited to meet and welcome Rachel Nobel who is taking over Debbie Crocker’s position for Summer Ag Institute and is also working at Ag in the Classroom. November our meeting was held at Sue Kalina’s home. Ladies came early to help assemble our Christmas tree ...
  • Linn-Benton Summer Update
    The last few months have been exciting here for Linn/Benton Chapter. Our April meeting was held at Kristi Miller’s house. Of course one of our big topics was the OWA Auction. We had a guest speaker, Teri Plagmann. She is running for Linn County Circuit Court Judge, District 23, Position 3 seat.   It was fun to ...
  • Linn-Benton Spring Update
    In January our meeting was held at Dona Coon’s Home. Cheryl Ray, from our Nominating Committee, presented a slate of officers for this election. Our officers are; President- Katie Boshart Glaser, Vice President- Mary Hood, Secretary- Kristi Miller and Treasurer- Lori Boshart. Kirsten Pick is taking over the Membership Chair (a non elected position). We decided ...
  • Linn-Benton Chapter Fall Update
    We are pleased that harvest is over and fall has arrived! Our members put up two county fair booths and volunteered to help kids and their parents grind wheat and answer questions at the Benton County Fair. Thanks to Katie Glaser, Lorie Tharp, Kristi Miller, Betty Jo Smith, Laurie Schrock and Tina Miller. We presented ...
  • First picture is the contents of the Welcome Bag that are handed out to visitors through the Albany Visitors Association. Delicious candy coated hazelnuts and a highly informative pamphlet on hazelnuts are included in each bag. OWA sticker can be seen on each bag and on each pamphlet.
  • You can see the hazelnuts in the in the back of the booth. The booth was really nice and grabbed a lot of attention. The Seattle market was during the record-breaking heat wave weekend, so the attendance was down.
  • Hazelnuts were included in the mayor’s basket that went to the Oregon Mayors’ Conference – they were listed on the ticket as well.
  • The dairy themed Christmas tree at the Harrisburg Pape. Pape makes a donation to Linn Benton Women for Agriculture for decorating the Christmas tree.
  • The nursery themed Christmas tree at Tangent Pape. Pape makes a donation to Linn Benton Women for Agriculture for decorating the Christmas tree.