What is the Oregon Organic Coalition?
The Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC) is a 501 (c) (6) non profit trade organization with the mission to advance the organic industry and community in Oregon.
How do I get involved in OOC?
What Does OOC Do?
OOC grew out of efforts to increase the funding and support for organic research at Oregon State University, the land grant college in Oregon. We have built on that successful effort and have helped grow OSU’s organic research budget from zero to $883,000 in 2008 for organic cropping research.
The OOC sponsors and organizes Organically Grown in Oregon Week- a week of celebration, education and promotion of organic agriculture in Oregon. At the request of the OOC, Oregon’s Governor declares a week in September as Organically Grown in Oregon Week. Every year the OOC presents Awards of Excellence at a luncheon in Portland, Oregon in which nearly 100 representatives from Oregon’s farming, retail, academic, and food production community gather to honor these organic innovators.
OOC worked with Oregon legislators in 2010 on genetic engineering bill language relating to several issues of concern to the organic community. Although the bills failed to reach committee they opened up discussions on how to protect organic and conventional farmers from GE drift that could effect their non-GMO markets, GE labeling, consumer right to know and other issues. OOC formed a GMO working group to research, analyze and develop strategies for policy reforms.
How to get involved
Becoming a Leadership Council Member
Your Support is Needed
We have lots of ways to contribute
If you would like to contribute to the OOC, please email the OOC at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a check to:
The OOC is a non-profit, 501(c)(6) organization.