Committees and their members serve a vital purpose in forming the direction of the Oregon Seed Association and promoting the cause of the organization:

  • Committees serve as a training ground for future association leaders.
  • Committees serve as a conduit through which the Board receives member input.
  • Committees enhance the effectiveness of the Board of Directors by providing research analysis and advice needed for policy decisions.

Get involved!

Committees are an important link between the members and the Board of Directors, but committees need members in order to be effective! Member input, involvement and participation is a must.

Please consider participating in the association process and volunteering to serve on one or more of the committees listed below. To sign up, contact the committee chair listed below, or Angie Smith, Executive Director,  at 503-685-7555 or

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If you have an issue that needs attention, please reach out to the appropriate committee chair below:

President: Doug Pickles, Lewis Seed,
Vice President: Dustin Withee, Smith Seed Services,
Secretary/Treasurer: Lucas Solis, Pure Seed,
Executive Director: Angie Smith, Pac/West Communications,

Responsible for the overall strategic execution of the association. The past president works alongside the Executive Committee as an advisor.


Chair: Brenda Landis, Allied Seed,
Co-Chair: Kate Hartnell, Saddle Butte Ag,
Subcommittees: GE Stewardship, Specialty Seed

Responsible for matters involving research, seed certification, seed testing, working with labs, and governmental and private regulatory and research organizations.


Chair: Lucas Solis, Pure Seed,
Co-Chair: Sean Chaney, DLF Pickseed,

Responsible for OSA production surveys as well as collection of other relevant industry data deemed necessary by the Board.


Chair: Stacy Kuenzi, Mountain View Seeds,
Co-Chair: vacant

Shall advise the Board and the Association in all matter of freight, including rail, truck and ocean carriers.


Chair: Joe McAlhany, Jr., Nutrien Ag,
Co-Chair: JP Olson, Proseeds Marketing,

Shall advise the Board in all matters of legislation, federal or state, affecting the seed trade. Coordinate with association lobbyist and represent the OSA at the state Capitol with legislators.


Chair: James Schneider, Barenbrug USA,
Co-Chair: Dustin Withee, Smith Seed Services,
Scholarship Chair: Dustin Withee, Smith Seed Services,
Associates Chair: Kate Hartnell, Saddle Butte Ag,
EP Chair: Sean Chaney, DLF Pickseed,

To promote OSA to schools, governments, other seed trades, young professionals and general public. Work closely with Associate members to maximize their value in being a part of the OSA.