Tag: Oregon Women for Agriculture

Seven Things You Should Know About Large Dairies

By Melinda Petersen, Marion-Clackamas Chapter – Oregon has 228 family dairy farms, ranging from fewer than 100 cows being milked each day to more than 30,000. Regardless of the size of the farm, there are certain values, standards and management practices that every Oregon dairy farmer has in common. It’s a misperception that larger farms…
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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…
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Looking Forward, Rooted in Tradition – 2015 OWA Annual Meeting

The Central Oregon Women for Agriculture chapter has an exciting annual meeting and conference planned for March 5-7, 2015 in Madras at the Inn at Cross Keys Station. Our theme “Looking Forward, Rooted in Tradition” will feature guest speakers including Oregon Land Legacy, Kathy Jones and her sisters of Seneca Sawmill/Companies. Agricultural tours of the…
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No on 92

By Arwen McGilvra- I think I need to give my 2 cents on this issue that has been so hotly contended. I’m getting phone calls and mailings practically every day, and I’m sure you are too. Here’s what it boils down to: Badly written legislation shouldn’t be passed even if you agree with the general…
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OWA President’s Corner – Projects may change but the Mission is still the same!

Whew! Summer is over and the leaves are changing. Now that I have time to be inside I wonder where all this dust came from, that I was too tired to notice during June, July & August. A time and a season for everything! OWA is involved with Celebrate Oregon Agriculture! campaign in partnership with…
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Yamhill County member shares why her farm family is voting No on Measure 92

This op-ed by Helle Ruddenklau appeared in the McMinnville News-Register on September 12, 2014.