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


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
Updates from Linn-Benton
  • 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 is 2015 National Farm ...
  • Linn/Benton Women for Ag have had a very busy summer
    In July and August we had booths at the Linn County Fair, and the Benton County Fair. At the Linn County Fair in Albany, we presented a cash award to the Outstanding Senior Member of 4-H. That prize went to Stephanie Wallace (granddaughter of member Mary Lou Neher). We also supported the Linn County 4-H ...
  • Help Sigma Alpha Support Ag in the Classroom
    Sigma Alpha invites you to Pasta Bingo, a fun evening of dinner and bingo to support Agriculture in the Classroom & Sigma Alpha! On Saturday, February 8th, 2014, Sigma Alpha will be hosting our first annual Bingo & Spaghetti Feed fundraiser to benefit Agriculture in the Classroom. The event will be held at the Zion Lutheran ...
  • March Report
    Linn/Benton—The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow… On February 19th , 32 members attended our annual dinner meeting with a slide show movie put together by member, Shawn Wells. She visited Africa last summer and she was our entertainment. We were surprised to find out that we came in FIRST place for the Points for Profit Fundraiser. We’d ...
  • December Report
    Happy New Year! We all enjoyed taking December off from meetings to be with family and friends but we did take time to have two successful fundraisers: tree decorating with Pape in Tangent and Harrisburg and we sold 32 pies from Coldstone. We also donated a portion of the Points for Profit money from last year ...
  • 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.