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2024 OWGL Executive Team

Wade Bingaman

Wade Bingaman

Erin Hansell Heideman

Erin Hansell Heideman

Vice President
Thad Eakin

Thad Eakin

Collin Crocker

Collin Crocker

Past President

County Presidents

  • Wade Bingaman, Baker/Union
  • Kyle Bender, Central Oregon
  • Deacon Heideman, Gilliam County
  • Rodney Cheyne, Klamath County
  • Kevin Corn, Malheur County
  • Jake Lindsay, Morrow County
  • Thomas Bernards, N. Willamette Valley
  • Josh Macnab, Sherman County
  • Mike Schrock, S. Willamette Valley
  • Emery Gentry, Umatilla County
  • Kurt Melville, Wallowa County
  • Josh Duling, Wasco County

Amanda Hoey, CEO

Amanda is the Chief Executive Officer for the Oregon Wheat Commission (state commodity commission) and the Oregon Wheat Growers League (private growers association). She represents Oregon's wheat industry in local, state, national and international arenas.

Amanda previously served as the Executive Director for Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, a bi-state regional economic development entity supporting the Columbia Gorge region of Oregon and Washington. She graduated from Whitman College with a Degree in Economics. She was raised and lives on a dryland wheat farm.

Jason Flowers

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Program Director
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Jason Flowers joined the Oregon Wheat Growers League in 2022. He was born and raised on a hay, grain and cattle farm in the Klamath Basin. That is where he ran his own grain and cattle operation and eventually took over management of his family’s operation. He has spent over twenty years actively advocating for the needs of agriculture producers at the county, state and national levels.

Mia Pedersen

Communications Director
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Mia Pedersen joined the Oregon Wheat Growers League in 2024. She was born and raised in Junction City and prior to this role had been working for the Oregon Farm Bureau as their Communications Director. Mia grew up raising hay, cattle and horses. She was an active FFA member in her youth and has since been a member of Lane County Farm Bureau, Oregon Women for Agriculture, Young Farmers and Ranchers, and Lane Families for Farms and Forests.

Lucy Kenagy

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Administrative Assistant and Membership Coordinator
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Lucy Kenagy joined the Oregon Wheat Growers League in 2023. At OWGL, Lucy focuses on membership duties and managing daily functions of the OWGL office.

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