2017 ORS 561.372¹
State Board of Agriculture created
  • member qualifications
  • terms

(1) In order that there may be the closest correspondence between State Department of Agriculture policies and programs, the public interests and the resolution of practical agricultural problems of the state, there is created the State Board of Agriculture.

(2) The Director of Agriculture, the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences of Oregon State University and the chairperson of the Soil and Water Conservation Commission shall serve as ex officio members of the board. The director and the dean shall be nonvoting members. The director shall act as secretary of the board. The dean may appoint a person to represent the dean on the board.

(3) The Governor shall appoint nine members to the board. The members appointed to the board must be residents of Oregon. Not more than five of the members appointed to the board may belong to the same political party. Party affiliation shall be determined by the appropriate entry on official election registration cards.

(4) The term of each member appointed to the board is four years. A member shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies. Before a member’s term expires, the Governor shall appoint a successor. If a vacancy occurs, the Governor shall appoint a person to complete the remainder of the unexpired term.

(5) A person who serves two consecutive terms on the board is not eligible for appointment to another term on the board until at least one year after the expiration of the second consecutive term.

(6) The Governor shall appoint two board members who are not actively involved in the production of agricultural commodities to be representatives of the public interests. The Governor shall appoint seven board members who are actively engaged in the production of agricultural commodities. The Governor shall seek to ensure that the appointed board members who produce agricultural commodities reflect the diverse nature of agricultural commodity production within the state. [Formerly 561.130; 2009 c.290 §1]

(formerly 561.130)

Notes of Decisions

Since this sec­tion discloses clear legislative intent that agriculture members of State Board of Agriculture be engaged in farming and that consumer representatives not be engaged in farming, it was error for trial court to dismiss ac­tion to exclude member from board who was appointed as consumer representative but who was in fact representative of agricultural interests. State ex rel Consumer League v. Zielinski, 60 Or App 654, 654 P2d 1161 (1982), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 561—State Department of Agriculture, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors561.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 561, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano561.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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