Welcome to the Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission Website
The Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission (OSCC) was formed in 1989 by a majority vote of cherry growers in the state. The purpose of the commission is to coordinate assessment revenue collected for research to improve agricultural practices and cherry production and to participate in promotional efforts to increase cherry sales domestically and internationally.
This website is being set up as a centralized contact point for OSCC activities and to help share industry information with cherry growers around the state. Please feel free to contact the OSCC office with your suggestions and comments.
Future Meeting Note: The next OSCC regular meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014 in the Albers Mill Building, Suite 240, 1200 NW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR. The agenda will be posted under the OSCC Board tab 2 weeks before the meeting date. See the News tab for other upcoming industry meetings.
The June 5, 2014 meeting was the last one for Commissioners Mike Halliday and Steve Agidius. The second 3-year term for each of them will officially end on June 30, 2014. The OSCC has a 2 consecutive term limit for its commissioners so Mike (Parkdale) and Steve (The Dalles) were not eligible for re-appointment at this time. Thanks to both growers for their years of participation. Steve served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman over the course of his six years and Mike was Secretary/Treasurer for both of his terms. The new producer Commissioners appointed by Katy Coba are Ryan Bond from The Dalles and Leonard Aubert from Mt. Hood-Parkdale. Tim Ramsey, from Oregon Cherry Growers, Inc., was re-appointed as the processed cherry handler representative for another 3-year term.
Willamette Valley Cherry Pest Guide available online now! Click on the link below.