About Us

Who We Are

The Oregon Seed Council is a trade organization that advocates for seed farmers, seed marketers, brokers, researchers and others involved in the Oregon seed industry.


Our mission is to engage in issues of importance to the Oregon seed industry, enriching collaboration within its membership and all related parties.


Oregon Seed Council’s vision is to be the leading voice in the Oregon seed industry; to elevate the importance and quality of Oregon grown seed within the public, media, and government.

Our Values

Integrity – We base our reputation on being an honest and ethical organization. We believe in standing behind our word.

Respect – We honor each individual relationship and seek value in people’s unique experience.

Collaboration – We hold in high regard our associates and work to build positive relationships with those outside our industry.

Accountability – We participate, delegate, and evaluate to ensure the highest level of transparency for our organization.


The Council is overseen by a board of directors that includes growers, seed companies, straw distributors, specialty seed producers, bargaining association along with Oregon State University and Oregon Department of Agriculture representatives.


  • Kate Hartnell, President
  • Alex Duerst, First Vice President
  • Dave Goracke, Second Vice President
  • Emily Woodcock, Treasurer
  • Becky Berger, Immediate Past President

Executive Director

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