SAIF Agri-Business Banquet – January 19, 2024

Get ready to welcome keynote speaker, Larry George.

Larry George headshotLARRY 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. Larry and Shaun also own Northwest Hazelnut Company of Hubbard, Oregon, the nation’s third-largest hazelnut processing company; and are co-owners of Golden Tree Farms Inc., an Oregon farming operation raising 1,100 acres of hazelnuts.

State Senator Larry George was elected in 2006 to represent Oregon Senate District 13 and retired after two terms in January of 2015. During his terms in office, Senator George was assigned to serve on business and finance committees, including Vice-Chair of Finance and Revenue; Vice-Chair of General Government; Consumer and Small Business Protection; Business and Transportation; Commerce, Education, and Workforce Development.

Larry is married to Jessica Johnson George. They have two daughters, ages 13 and 11, and an eight-year-old son.

Larry George graduated from Oregon State University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Business in international finance, and a second bachelor’s degree from the College of Liberal Arts in political science, with a minor in international and regional economics.

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