Join us for the 2024 SAIF Agri-Business Banquet, our annual celebration of the agricultural community and its impact on the mid-Willamette Valley.
WHAT: 2024 SAIF Agri-Business Banquet
WHEN: Friday, January 19, 2024 – Social Hour at 6PM; Dinner & Program at 7PM
WHERE: Salem Convention Center – 200 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97301
ADMISSION: $60 per person; $480 for table of 8 (includes plated dinner)
2024 Keynote Speaker: Larry George
Larry George is the founder and co-owner of several businesses with his brother, Shaun George. Larry is the President of George Packing Company Inc., the largest hazelnut processing operation in the United States. He is also a former Oregon State Senator, having served two terms from 2006 to 2015. A prominent leader in the agriculture industry and state politics, Larry will bring a unique, engaging, historical, and well-rounded perspective to the stage for our industry audience.
Each year, we also recognize an outstanding Future Farmers of America student for leadership in shaping the future of the industry. This fun night honors a special part of Oregon’s history and culture while looking forward to its future.
The SAIF Agri-Business Banquet is a celebration of the agricultural community and its impact on the mid-Willamette Valley. Nearly 12% of all jobs in Oregon are connected to farming and ranching, and about 97% of those farms and ranches are family owned and operated. Many have been in the same family for at least 100 years. (Source: Oregon Farm Bureau) This rich and proud history is honored through special entertainment with a message.
Each year, we also recognize an outstanding Future Farmers of America student for leadership in shaping the future of the industry. This fun event honors a special part of Oregon’s history and culture, while looking forward to its future.
The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce thanks all of our sponsors for their support and partnership in bringing you the SAIF Agri-Business Banquet. Your commitment and generosity make this event outstanding.
WATCH: 2023 SAIF Agri-Business Banquet