Dalton Straus Inducted into Oregon Farm Bureau Hall of Fame

January 27, 2017
Contact: Anne Marie Moss,
, 503.399.1701
Jackson County’s Dalton Straus Inducted into Oregon Farm
Bureau Hall of Fame
January 27, 2017, SALEM, OREGON: Dalton Straus, a
cattle rancher and member of Jackson County
Farm Bureau, was inducted into the Oregon Farm Bureau Hall of Fame during the 84th Oregon Farm
Bureau (OFB) Annual Meeting in Salem.
The Hall of Fame, established in 1996, is the highest honor given by Oregon Farm Bureau. To be
eligible, candidates must be nominated by their County Farm Bureau and must have at least 35 years
of active involvement in the organization. Straus is the 30th member to be inducted into the
prestigious OFB Hall of Fame.
“For an incredible 46 years, Dalton Straus has been a tireless grassroots leader in Farm Bureau,” said
OFB President Barry Bushue. “The critical issues of animal health, water, and land use have been
forever impacted for the benefit of all Oregon farmers and ranchers because of Dalton’s passionate,
effective advocacy.”
Straus’s resume of leadership in Oregon agriculture speaks for itself:

46 years a Farm Bureau member

25 years on the Jackson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors

24 years on the National Cattlemen’s Association Board of Directors

24 years on the Natural Resources Conservation Service State Technical Committee

14 years on the Farm Service Agency State Committee in Oregon
8 years as chair

12 years as chair of Oregon Cattlemen’s Animal Health & Brand Committee

9 years on the Oregon Beef Council, 5 years as chair

6 years as chair of Governor Mc
Call’s Livestock Advisory Committee

4 years as chair of Oregon’s Board of Agriculture

3 years serving on the Oregon Farm Bureau Board of Directors
Straus’s long list of accolades include being named Agriculturalist of the Year by the Oregon
Department of Agriculture and Oregon AgLink, induction into the OSU Department of Animal Science
Hall of Fame, Jackson County Soil & Water Conservation District Conversationalist of the Year, and
recipient of Top Hand Awards from both OFB and Jackson County Farm Bureau – among other
Beyond all this, Straus is an Army veteran who serv
ed in the military for 35 years, retiring as a full
colonel in 1986.
“Dalton’s experience, foresight, and steady hand hav
e blessed every organization he’s been a leader
in,” said Bushue. “Since 2013, he has been a dedicated, engaged member of the OFB Board of
Directors. He retired from the board in 2016, and we dearly miss him and his valuable wisdom and
insight, which have been sought by
many and shared with many.”


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