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 Chapter Summer Update
    Linn Benton chapter has its April meeting a Willamette Community Bank in Albany, hosted by Sue Kalina. Welcome to Debbie Burns, a new member who attended. We donated a classroom set of Get Oregonized history books to Mt. View Elementary from Points for Profit money. The class was very excited and sent us a handmade book ...
  • Linn Benton Chapter Spring Update
    Happy Spring! Linn Benton members gathered at the Adair Officer’s Club and had a fun social on Tuesday, February 7th. The evening included door prizes, social bingo, distribution of baskets to fill for auction, great food and short presentations about what there is to do in our organization. There were 43 members and guests in ...
  • Linn-Benton Chapter Winter Update
    Our November meeting was held at Dona Coon’s home on the 8th. A group met at 3 pm to assemble Christmas tree ornaments for Pape in Tangent. Carrie Corrado came with all the bits and pieces for the Farm Animal theme. It was a good time with laughing and glue involved. The tree was decorated ...
  • “Have You Thanked a Blade of Grass Today?”
    Circa 1972, Oregon Women for Ag made a video called “Have You Thanked a Blade of Grass Today?” The goal was to tell the story of Oregon’s Willamette Valley’s top crop, Grass Seed.
  • Benton County Fair!
    It County Fair time! Our Linn-Benton chapter is helping with an activity booth at the Benton County Fair on July 29 – Aug 1st. The activity is grinding wheat into flour and answering questions about wheat germination and uses of wheat. There will be an instruction sheet at the booth and there will be student ...
  • 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.