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 seven growers and one public member. Funding for the Commission is a per ton assessment determined by and collected from the growers via the handlers.

Upcoming Meeting

May 19, 2019 — 8:00 a.m. — Regular Meeting and Public Budget Hearing

Current Commissioners

Michelle Armstrong, Woodburn, Public Member Chair (503) 981-3521
Dan Keeley, St. Paul, Grower Vice Chair (503) 633-2838
Tim Newkirk, Canby, Grower Treasurer (503) 810-1692
Cindy Christensen, Dayton, Grower Commissioner (503) 435-7923
Sean Denfeld, Hillsboro, Handler Commissioner (503) 329-1265
Jeff Newton, Amity, Grower Commissioner (503) 550-9023
Matt Schuster, Gervais, Grower Commissioner (503) 510-4731
Todd Smith, Corvallis, Grower Commissioner (503) 334-5117