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ERRORS in 6/5/19 release re: heat safety programs! - 06/07/19


> PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH information from the release sent on 6/5/2019 called: "Farm Bureau urges agriculture employers to prioritize heat safety" 

Dear subscribers to Oregon Farm Bureau’s FlashAlert Newswire:

Unfortunately, there was misinformation in the news release sent out yesterday regarding ag employers and heat safety programs for employees. There is NO “requirement” by Oregon OSHA for employers to have a heat safety program in place; there is only a “local emphasis program” that’s been launched by OSHA.  

We are working to get accurate information and will send out a corrected release soon.

Please don’t publish the information that was sent yesterday. If you have already posted it online, please take it down.

We sincerely apologize for this mistake and for any resulting confusion and/or extra work this may have caused you or your team. We are making changes so this sort of thing doesn’t happen again.

Sincerely,

Cory Stengel, chair of the Oregon Farm Bureau Health & Safety Committee

Anne Marie Moss, Oregon Farm Bureau

 

 


 

Deschutes County Farm Bureau offers Scholarship/Reward Program for FFA students - 05/23/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2019
Contact: Tom Maddux at 541-419-7669
 

Deschutes County Farm Bureau offers Scholarship/Reward Program for FFA students

Deschutes County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce a Scholarship/Reward Program for FFA students who attend schools in Deschutes County.

The program will be for students achieving the State Degree and American Degree. Those FFA members achieving the State Degree award will receive a $100 gift card and a one-year Student Membership in Deschutes County Farm Bureau.

FFA members who achieve the American Degree award will receive a $500 College Scholarship and a one-year Voting Membership in Deschutes County Farm Bureau.

Deschutes County FFA members or their families do not have to be a member of Deschutes County Farm Bureau to receive either award.

For further information contact Matt Cyrus 541-771-4980, Roberta Valladao 541-281-4193, or Tom Maddux 541-419-7669.

Deschutes County Farm Bureau
PO Box 2229
Sisters, OR 97759

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Deschutes County Farm Bureau announces scholarship winners  - 05/23/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2019

Deschutes County Farm Bureau announces scholarship winners 

This year Deschutes County Farm Bureau chose to award four $1,000 scholarships and two $1,500 scholarship.

The 2019 winners are: Heather Fenderson-$1,000; Jessica Scheenstra-$1,000; Francesca Rossi-$1,000; Ashley Hall-$1,000; Cody Nance-$1,500; and Kelley Duggan-$1,500.

Congratulations to all of you!

For those who didn’t receive a scholarship this year, please remember to apply again next year. The scholarship program is open to voting and supporting members of Deschutes County Farm Bureau. Join today at www.OregonFB.org/join.

Farm Bureau is a non-partisan, independent, nongovernmental, voluntary organization of farming and ranching families united for the purpose of finding positive solutions to the challenges facing the agricultural and natural resource communities. Deschutes County Farm Bureau represents 2,733 families.

Again, congratulations to Heather, Jessica, Francesca, Ashley, Cody, and Kelley. Good luck with your educational pursuits!

For more information, contact Deschutes County Farm Bureau member Tom Maddux at 541.419.7669.

The Board of Directors of Deschutes County Farm Bureau
Deschutes County Farm Bureau
Attn: Scholarship
PO Box 2229
Sisters, OR 97759

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Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos (Photo) - 05/23/19

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2019

Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos

Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) invites all photography enthusiasts to enter their best images of Oregon agriculture in the annual OFB Calendar Contest.

Twelve selected photographers will have their work featured as month images in the 2020 Oregon’s Bounty Calendar.

The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture: the products, the people, the production, the landscape, the enjoyment, anything that depicts the beauty, technology, culture, enjoyment, or tradition of family farming and ranching.

“Spring is a fantastic time to look for photo opportunities within Oregon agriculture,” said OFB Communications Director Anne Marie Moss. “Farmers markets are in full swing, fields are blooming, farmers are preparing for summer harvest, and young farm animals abound.” 

Horizontal-format, high-resolution images — both close-ups and panoramic views — are needed of all types of agriculture in all seasons.

Subject ideas include scenes from farmers markets, close-ups of ag products or crops in the field, planting and harvesting crops, panoramic scenes of farmland, people enjoying Oregon-grown ag products, portraits of farmers/ranchers/families, farm animals, state or county fairs, 4-H and FFA events, on-farm festivals, to name just a few.

Photographers with images selected for month pages in Oregon’s Bounty will receive a photo credit in the 2020 calendar, which is mailed to 67,000 Farm Bureau members, and copies of the calendar. Everyone who submits an image will receive a complimentary copy of the calendar ($20 value), provided they include their mailing address.

The deadline for entries is Sept. 15, 2019.

Photographers do not need to be Farm Bureau members to participate and there is no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted.

Photo specifications and contest rules are attached and are at www.oregonfb.org/calendar.

The state’s largest general farm organization, Oregon Farm Bureau is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state's family farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas. The calendar is mailed to 67,000 members around the state and thousands more are distributed throughout the year. 

For more information and to see previous years of the Oregon’s Bounty Calendar, visit www.oregonfb.org/calendar.

Project contact is Anne Marie Moss, OFB Communications Director, at ie@oregonfb.org">annemarie@oregonfb.org, 503.399.1701.

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* Note to Editors: “Farm Bureau” is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.

Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit, general farm organization representing the interests of farming and ranching families in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon at the county level in 1919 and the state level in 1932, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties.

Oregon Farm Bureau President Sharon Waterman is an OFB Hall of Fame honoree and operates a Century Ranch raising sheep, cattle, and timber in Bandon. She is OFB’s 16th president.