Establish formal advisory groups – meet quarterly

Advisors will provide strategic and tactical guidance throughout the development, launch, and maintenance phases. Anyone can join the advisory group, as long as they support these project agreements and commit to constructive participation in quarterly meetings and related duties. The advisory group will include representatives of the following key stakeholder categories: content area experts, industry practitioners, public sector practitioners, communications specialists, community members, education specialists, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and other agencies.

Advisors will be asked to respond with feedback on program deliverables and distribute information through their networks.

The advisory group will meet in-person at various locations in Portland, Oregon, and will also be available via online connection. We encourage out-of-area participation. Advisors will also have opportunities to weigh in on written documents. Documentation of the advisory group proceedings, stakeholder feedback about content, and other details will be shared via “Basecamp” project management software.

Meeting dates for 2018 include:

  • January 31, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm – Food Innovation Center
  • April 24, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm – Food Innovation Center
  • July 24, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm – Food Innovation Center
  • October 23, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm – Food Innovation Center

All meetings are available via an online connection with screen share.


Anyone can participate as a stakeholder in annual stakeholder meetings and comment on quarterly updates and key deliverables.

If you want to participate in the Advisory Group, please RSVP here.  If you can’t make the January 31 meeting, but want to be involved, please respond to the RSVP.

If you do not want to participate in the Advisory Group, but want your voice to be heard,  we will send you the Stakeholder Requirements Report and give you an opportunity to make comments.  We want your feedback and advice in any form.

A Spanish-language advisory group will be launched by June 30, 2018.

Details will be coming soon.