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The OWC is composed of five producer commissioners, one public member and two handlers from the various growing regions of the state.

Staff of the Oregon Wheat Commission

Amanda Hoey, CEO

Amanda has over a decade of executive leadership experience and a close connection to the Oregon Wheat industry, growing up on a dryland wheat farm in Wasco County. Working within her capacity she has made valuable investments in her career and takes pride in returning to her roots and investing in rural economies. Amanda recognizes an opportunity to further expand the investment into the area most important to her: “I am excited about the opportunity to step up to a role that strengthens the wheat industry and wheat growers. From enhancing resources for ag research to addressing policy challenges that would otherwise hinder farm profitability/viability, the work of Oregon Wheat is critical to ensuring vibrant rural communities”.

Tana Simpson

Associate Administrator
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Tana Simpson was raised on a small farm in rural Clackamas County. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business Management and a minor in Animal Sciences in early 2000.

Simpson joined the Oregon Wheat Commission in late 2000 after a brief stint at the Oregon Hazelnut Commission. She currently serves as the Associate Administrator supporting the Commissions’ financial records and bookkeeping, trade team visits, state and federal compliance and other tasks as needed.

Corey Shrader

Program and Office Coordinator

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Corey originally hails from Western Pennsylvania. Just miles from the of the heart of the Pittsburgh steel industry and a short drive from the coal fields of West Virginia. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree from Urbana University in Ohio.

In 2014, Corey relocated to Oregon with his family, where he previously worked for the University of Portland and the Portland Police Bureau prior to joining the Oregon Wheat Commission in 2021. He currently serves the Oregon Wheat Commission in the Program & Office Coordinator role.
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