Safety in Agriculture for Youth Survey

Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) is conducting a nationwide survey to develop more training materials or update existing ones. If your children worked on your farm or ranch when they were 12-15 or you employed young adults between these ages, please complete the Farm & Ranch Employer Survey. Please encourage young adults ages 18-25 who worked on your farm or ranch while they were 12-15 to complete the Farm & Ranch Employee Survey.


Agriculturalist of the Year

This recognition is available to any Oregon Grange member who is actively engaged in farming, ranching, forestry, fisheries, agribusiness, agricultural education, or rural development.  Every Subordinate/Community Grange is encouraged to submit the names of qualified candidates from their Grange, and each Subordinate/Community Grange may certify as many applicants as they feel are qualified.

Applicants must be Grange members in good standing and the application must be certified by a Subordinate/Community Grange. The completed application must be signed by the Master of your Subordinate/Community Grange.

The applicant must also submit an essay of 500 to 700 words on the importance of agriculture and its relationship to their vision for the Grange. The applicant may also briefly describe their involvement in Subordinate/Community, Pomona, and State Grange activities in their essay. Although the essay is important to help the judges understand the applicant, this is in no way an essay contest. It is the information conveyed in the essay that is considered by the judges. One annual winner will be selected based on the applicant’s involvement in agriculture and their accomplishments.

Applications must be sent to the State Agriculture Director postmarked no later than June 1.

A three-person panel appointed by the Agriculture Committee and the State Master will review and rank the applicants based on the written application and essay.

The winner will be announced and receive a plaque at the State Grange Convention in June.

Agriculture Committee

Director Jay Sextonjay
232 N 8th St
Philomath, OR 97370
District 1 Jason Couch
117 W. 1st St
Phoenix, OR   97535
District 2 Randi Embree
548 Drift Creek Rd. NE
Silverton, OR   97381
District 3 Open
District 4 Jessie Jo Guttridge
24775 S. Springwater Rd
Estacada, OR 97023
District 5 Jess Holler
11518 SE View Top Ln
Prineville, OR  97754-9081
District 6 June Colony
67497 Lostine River Rd
Lostine, OR 97857
At Large Vernon and Paula Herrick
88088 Millican Rd
Springfield, OR  97478

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