Salem, Oregon (KTVZ) – The Oregon Department of Agriculture is seeking volunteers to serve as First Class Oregon Hemp Officers. ODA He appoints nine Oregon hemp commissioners. This committee consists of 1 public member, 2 handlers/processors, and 6 growers/breeders. Four producer locations represent specific regions. The two producer positions and all other positions represent the entire state.
Producer Location 1 – Central: Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Jefferson, Lake, Morrow, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler counties.
Producer Location 2 – East: Baker, Grant, Harney, Malhar, Umatilla, Union, and Wairoa counties.
Producer Location 3 – Northwest: Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Clackamas, Hood River, Lane, Lincoln, Lynn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill counties.
Producer Location 4 – Southwest: Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath counties.
Producer Positions 5 and 6 – General State: Represent as much as possible the otherwise underrepresented community in hemp production or aspects of hemp production.
The Commissioner’s term will end no later than September 25th. They will continue the work of the Temporary Commission, which made the decision to establish the Oregon Hemp Commission and passed administrative regulations establishing commission evaluations and other procedures.
All applicants must be U.S. citizens and residents of the State of Oregon.
The grower/breeder must have been growing hemp under an ODA license or registration for at least her 3 years (since 2019) prior to designation.
Four growers represent specific regions of Oregon and two growers represent the state as a whole.
Two handlers/processors statewide must have been processing hemp under an ODA license or registration for at least three years prior to appointment.
A single public member of her representing the entire state cannot be involved in the cultivation or processing of hemp.