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Since 1959, the Oregon Dairy Women (ODW) has run as an all-volunteer, non-profit organization to promote the dairy industry through outreach and educational programs. The ODW’s Dairy Princess Ambassador Program serves as the premier advocate for the Oregon Dairy Industry. The ODW awards scholarships and provides financial support to 4-H and FFA programs, Agriculture in the Classroom, Ag Fest, Summer Ag Institute, Adopt-a-Farmer and judging teams.

According to the Oregon Dairy Farmers Association, Oregon has more than 200 dairy farms. Many are managed by women who are vital to Oregon’s dairy farming community.

We invite you to meet Becky Heimerl of Misty Meadows Dairy in Tillamook, and Darleen Sichley from Abiqua Acres in Silverton. Becky and Darleen tell unique stories that capture the heart of what it means to be a woman who drives the growth of Oregon’s dairy farming community.

Oregon Dairy Women: Officers: President, Becky Heimerl; 1st Vice President, Jessica Jansen; Secretary, Kristin Killgore; Treasurer, Ida Ruby; Past President, Amy Franck; State Director, Becky Droz-Albeke