At an industry luncheon hosted by Curry & Co. in Brooks, OR, on May 18, Oregon growers shared their thoughts on the region’s onion program as well as issues and advantages coming to light this season.
Our friend Trish Lovell, Curry executive director of sales, told us the turnout was excellent and the conversation was lively. Among the guests were Rene Hardwick, director of public and industry relations for the National Onion Association, and Sharla Johnston, NOA administrative assistant.
“The luncheon was great,” Trish reported. “We had several onion growers in the valley come, so it a great turnout.”
Speakers at the event included Greg Bennett from Northwest Onion Co. in Brooks, who thanked Curry & Co. for hosting the pre-season luncheon.
“Rene introduced herself and talked about the happenings with the NOA,” Trish added, noting Sharla also spoke to the group.
“I talked some about the importance of the Western Oregon onion program,” Trish continued. “With the new ELD rules, there are fewer trucks on the road. Our being on the west side could hold some advantages.”
Trish also updated growers on current market conditions and “what we foresee this coming fall.”
With much of western Oregon represented at the event, Trish said, “It was so wonderful to have unity with all and to be supported by the NOA.”
Many thanks to Trish Lovell for sending photos from the event!