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Department of Agriculture: Agency Subdivisions

The Agriculture Building in Salem houses many of the subdivision offices of the Department of Agriculture. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Agriculture Building in Salem houses many of the subdivision offices of the Department of Agriculture. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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Food and Animal Health Program Area

Phone: Animal Health Program (State Veterinarian):
503-986-4680, Food Safety Program: 503-986-4720,
Livestock Identification Program (Brands): 503-986-4681

Email: vbybee@oda.state.or.us

Contact: Vance Bybee, Director

Duties and Responsibilities: These programs inspect all facets of Oregon’s food distribution system (except restaurants) to ensure food is safe for consumption, protects and maintains animal health, and ensures animal feeds meet nutritional and labeling standards.

 

Internal Services and Consumer Protection Program Area

Phone: Laboratory Services: 503-872-6644, Weights and Measures Program: 503-986-4670

Email: jbarber@oda.state.or.us

Contact: Jason Barber, Director

 

Duties and Responsibilities: These programs provide consumer protection and fair competition among businesses while facilitating interstate commerce and international trade by ensuring the accuracy and uniformity of Oregon’s Commercial Weighing System and the quality of motor fuels sold in Oregon. This program area also provides laboratory analysis and technical support to ODA’s enforcement programs and administers programs dealing with wolf depredation compensation and egg-laying hen cage space.

 

Natural Resources Program Area

Phone: Natural Resources Programs: 503-986-4700, Pesticides Program: 503-986-4635

Email: rjaindl@oda.state.or.us

Contact: Ray Jaindl, Director

 

Duties and Responsibilities: These programs address water quality, water quantity, and natural resource conservation on agricultural lands; the proper use of pesticides, and labeling and sale of fertilizer; and field burning in the Willamette Valley. This is accomplished through outreach efforts, compliance, monitoring, and coordination with other natural resource agencies.

 

Plant Program Area

Phone: 503-986-4636

Email: dhilburn@oda.state.or.us

Contact: Dan Hilburn, Director


Duties and Responsibilities: The plant programs protect Oregon’s agricultural industries and natural environment from harmful plant pests, diseases, and noxious weeds; enhance the value and marketability of exported nursery stock, Christmas trees, seeds, and other agricultural products; and further the conservation of threatened and endangered plants.

 

Market Access and Certification Program Area

Agricultural Marketing and Development Program

Address: 1207 NW Naito Pkwy., Suite 104, Portland 97209-2832
Phone: 503-872-6600

Commodity Inspection Program

Phone: 503-986-4620

Email: leng@oda.state.or.us
Contact: Lindsay Eng, Director


Duties and Responsibilities: These programs assist Oregon’s agricultural producers to successfully add value, sell and ship products to local, national and international markets by promoting and creating demand for products through marketing activities, inspection and certification.

 

State Board of Agriculture
Address: 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem 97301-2532
Phone: 503-986-4619
Fax: 503-986-4750
Contact: Sherry Kudna, Assistant to the Board
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 561


Duties and Responsibilities: The 10-member State Board of Agriculture advises ODA on policy issues, develops recommendations on key agricultural issues and provides advocacy of the state’s agriculture industry in general.

 

Agricultural Commodity Commissions

Most commodity commissions conduct promotional, educational, production and market research projects. The commissions are authorized by ORS chapters576, 577 and 578. They are funded by assessments on the producers of the commodities. The director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture appoints the members of all 23 commissions.

 

Albacore Commission
Address: PO Box 983, Lincoln City 9736-0983
Phone/Fax: 541-994-2647
Web: www.oregonalbacore.org
Contact: Nancy Fitzpatrick, Executive Director

 

Alfalfa Seed Commission
Address: PO Box 688, Ontario 97914-0688
Phone: 541-881-1335
Email: ddk@fmtc.com
Contact: Edith Kressley, Administrator

 

Beef Council
Address: 1827 NE 44th Ave., Suite 315, Portland 97213
Phone: 503-274-2333
Web: www.orbeef.org
Contact: Will Wise, Executive Director

 

Blueberry Commission
Address: PO Box 3366, Salem 97302-0366
Phone: 503-364-2944
Web: www.oregonblueberry.com
Contact: Bryan Ostlund, Administrator

 

Clover Commission
Address: PO Box 3366, Salem 97302-0366
Phone: 503-364-2944
Web: www.oregonclover.org
Contact: Bryan Ostlund, Administrator

 

Dairy Products Commission
Address: 10505 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland 97219-6853
Phone: 503-229-5033
Web: www.dairyfarmersor.com
Contact: Pete Kent, Executive Director

 

Dungeness Crab Commission
Address: PO Box 1160, Coos Bay 97420-0301
Phone: 541-267-5810
Web: www.oregondungeness.org
Contact: Hugh Link, Interim Executive Director

 

Fine Fescue Commission
Address: PO Box 3366, Salem 97302-0366
Phone: 503-364-2944
Web: www.oregonfinefescue.org
Contact: Bryan Ostlund, Administrator

 

Hazelnut Commission
Address: 21595-A Dolores Way NE, Aurora 97002
Phone: 503-678-6823
Web: www.oregonhazelnuts.org
Contact: Polly Owen, Administrator

 

Hop Commission
Address: PO Box 298, Hubbard 97032
Phone: 503-982-7600
Web: www.oregonhops.org
Contact: Nancy Sites, Administrator

 

Mint Commission
Address: PO Box 3366, Salem 97302-0366
Phone: 503-364-2944
Fax: 503-581-6819
Contact: Bryan Ostlund, Administrator

 

Orchardgrass Seed Producers Commission
Address: 6745 SW Hampton St., #101, Portland 97223
Phone: 503-924-1181
Web: www.orchardgrass.org
Contact: Misty Slagle, Administrator

 

Potato Commission
Address: 9320 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 130, Portland 97219-5405
Phone: 503-239-4763
Web: www.oregonspuds.com
Contact: Bill Brewer, Executive Director

 

Processed Vegetable Commission
Address: 6745 SW Hampton St., #101, Portland 97223
Phone: 503-924-1181
Fax: 503-587-3368
Contact: Misty Slagle, Administrator

Raspberry and Blackberry Commission

Address: 4845 B SW Dresden, Corvallis 97333-3915
Phone: 541-758-4043
Web: www.oregon-berries.com
Contact: Philip Gütt, Administrator

 

Ryegrass Growers Seed Commission
Address: PO Box 3366, Salem 97302-0366
Phone: 503-364-2944
Web: www.ryegrass.com
Contact: Bryan Ostlund, Administrator

 

Salmon Commission
Address: PO Box 983, Lincoln City 97367-0983
Phone: 541-994-2647

Web: http://oregonsalmon.org
Contact: Nancy Fitzpatrick, Executive Director

 

Sheep Commission
Address: 1270 Chemeketa St. NE, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-364-5462
Fax: 503-585-1921
Contact: Richard Kosesan, Administrator

 

Strawberry Commission
Address: 4845 B SW Dresden, Corvallis 97333-3915
Phone: 541-758-4043
Web: www.oregon-strawberries.org
Contact: Philip Gütt, Administrator

 

Sweet Cherry Commission
Address: 2667 Reed Rd., Hood River 97031-9609
Phone: 541-386-5761
Web: www.osweetcherry.org
Contact: Dana Branson, Administrator

 

Tall Fescue Commission
Address: PO Box 3366, Salem 97302-0366
Phone: 503-364-2944
Web: www.oregontallfescue.org
Contact: Bryan Ostlund, Administrator

 

Trawl Commission
Address: 16289 Hwy. 101 S, Suite C, Brookings 97415
Phone: 541-469-7830
Web: www.ortrawl.org
Contact: Brad Pettinger, Administrator

 

Wheat Commission
Address: 1200 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 370, Portland 97209-2800
Phone: 503-467-2161
Web: www.owgl.org
Contact: Blake Rowe, Executive Director

 

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