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Empowering, mentoring women in AG

Empowering Women

Words: Mitch Lies
photos: bylaurastewart.com

Four years ago, Karla Chambers, co-owner of Stahlbush Island Farms, noticed some of the young women she hired in management were not speaking up in meetings. Continue reading

Profile on Oregon’s Women for Ag President

Helle Ruddenklau

A Voice for Agriculture

Words: Mitch Lies
Photos: lynnphoto.com

The idea was to finish school, be a wheat breeder and help feed the world. But the pull of the farm was too strong for Helle Ruddenklau. Continue reading

Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis: Bringing youth back to farming


Capitol Update Series by Oregon Tax News,

A bill cosponsored by Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis, during the 2019 Legislative Session would enable Oregon farmers to better hire younger workers by allowing a training wage during the first three months that would be exempt from the state minimum wage (which is among the highest in the nation). High minimum wage laws can have the adverse effect of increasing youth employment.  As Oregon minimum wage increased yet again this summer, many farmers are looking for helpful solutions. Continue reading

Oregon Women in Agriculture

We are highlighting the remarkable women and organizations who are creating a positive future for Oregon agriculture. In 2019, Oregon Women for Agriculture celebrates their 50th anniversary, while Oregon Dairy Women celebrates 60 years. In addition, Oregon Cattle Women turns 66. Continue reading

Volcano Veggies

Shannon and Kaiella Sbarra

Shannon and Kaiella Sbarra

Shannon Sbarra, Farming in the Pink

Celebrating Oregon Agriculture Entrepreneurs Continue reading

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