The Hazelnut Marketing Board (HMB) was established in 1949 by the growers and handlers of hazelnuts.  It is governed by the Federal Hazelnut Marketing Order §982 and funded by a per ton assessment to the handlers. The purpose of the HMB is fourfold. First it sets quality standards for the industry. All product going into a channel of trade must be inspected. In addition, all imported product must meet U.S. Standards. Second it is the source of hazelnut industry statistics for the U.S. Third it provides funding for promotion of hazelnuts through research, education and promotion programs. Fourth, it allows handlers to implement volume control when the board determines it is in the best interest of the industry.

Membership includes four handlers, five growers representing different geographic areas and one public member.  The Hazelnut Marketing Board is seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds in its committee make-up. Their intent is to keep the system democratic by having a vote on candidates that represent geographic areas and to let all growers and handlers have a chance to participate without regard to race, sex or physical ability.  All individuals interested in serving on the Hazelnut Marketing Board are  encouraged to apply – call (503) 678-6823.

Current Hazelnut Marketing Board Member

Handlers

Larry George
George Packing
(503) 537-9606

Jeff Fox
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon
(503) 648-4176

Jonathan Thompson
Northwest Hazelnut
(503) 982-8030

Michael Severeid
Willamette Hazelnut Growers
(503) 858-7865

Growers

Jim Pardey (Area 1)
Hubbard
(503) 651-3216

Bruce Chapin (Area 2)
Salem
(503) 393-6327

Dwayne Bush (Area 3)
Junction City
(541) 935-4083

Randy Coleman (Area 4)
McMinville
(503) 472-7897

Bob Jossy (Area 5)
Hillsboro
(503) 647-5668

Public Members

Mike Bondi
OSU
(503) 678-1264