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.
The mission of the Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission is to enhance the image of the sweet cherry industry and to increase opportunities for profitability through promotion, education, research, tracking and commenting on legislation and regulations in accordance with the laws and regulations governing the commission.
The 11 members of the commission are appointed by the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) from names submitted by application and industry recommendation. Eight commissioners shall represent the producer sector of the industry, two shall be handlers, and one shall be a member of the public.
Producer 1 - Kristoff Fowler Producer 2 - JD Walker, Treasurer
Producer 3 - Ian Chandler, Chair Producer 4 - Wade Root
Producer 5 - Jeff Heater, Vice Chair Producer 6 - Tony Guisto
Producer 7 - Stacey Cooper Producer 8 - Michael Omeg
Handler 1 - Vacant Handler 2 - Sue Root
Public Member - Kerry Newberry