The Oregon Hazelnut Commission
The Oregon Hazelnut Commission (OHC) is a Commodity Commission and agency of the State of Oregon under the Oregon Department of Agriculture. It was formed by legislative action in 1951. The charge of the OHC is to provide production research for the hazelnut industry. Members are appointed by the Director of Agriculture and include 7 growers and one public member. Funding for the Commission is a per ton assessment determined by and collected from the growers via the handlers.
Current Commission members:
|Mark Gibbs, McMinnville, Public Member||Chairman||(971) 216-0111|
|Rich Birkemeier, Canby||Vice Chairman||(503) 266-9781|
|John Sullivan, Vida||Treasurer||(541) 896-3825|
|Wayne Chambers, Albany||Commissioner||(541) 928-7940|
|Bruce Chapin, Salem||Commissioner||(503) 393-6327|
|Tim Newkirk, Canby||Commissioner||(503) 266-3311|
|Doug Olsen, Newberg||Commissioner||(503) 628-1490|
|Tom Rogers, Sherwood||Commissioner||(503) 538-5560|
For a synopsis of the 2011-12 research projects, see “Production Research” in the Growers Corner .