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:

Bruce Chapin, Salem Chairman (503) 393-6327
Garry Rodakowski, Vida Vice Chairman (541) 896-3187
Tim Newkirk, Canby Treasurer (503) 266-3311
Michelle Armstrong, Woodburn, Public Member Commissioner (503) 981-3521
Wayne Chambers, Albany Commissioner (541) 928-7940
Tristan Gingerich, Canby Commissioner (503) 651-3742
Doug Olsen, Newberg Commissioner (503) 628-1490
Tom Rogers, Sherwood Commissioner (503) 538-5560

For a synopsis of the 2013-14 research projects, see “Production Research” in the Growers Corner .