New OFB Board members answer, “What are your goals in Farm Bureau?”
Region 6 Rep. Mike McCarthy is a pear and apple orchardist from Hood River County.
“I’m serving on the OFB Board to keep agriculture a vital industry in Oregon and to build public support for Oregon’s farm and ranch families,” said McCarthy.
OFB 3rd VP Brian Glaser raises grass seed, small grains, and specialty crops on his farm in Linn County.
“As 3rd vice president my goal is to help the grassroots advisory committees that inform the OFB Board on priority issues become more efficient. I also hope to improve communication between those committees and the general Farm Bureau membership,” said Glaser.
Region 11 Rep. Ron Bjork raises cattle and hay in Jackson County.
“I hope we can stop the Siskiyou monument expansion. I’d like to see changes in overreaching environmental laws and the Endangered Species Act, both of which make it difficult for farms and ranches to survive,” said Bjork.