Oregon revives first trade mission since pandemic

By Oregon Department of Agriculture,

As global travel and in-person connections resume, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is reengaging in trade opportunities to crucial Oregon’s agriculture economy. Nine Oregon agriculture partners, two ODA Marketing and Certification team members and ODA Assistant Director Jonathan Sandau will join Oregon Governor Kate Brown as she leads a trade and education mission to South Korea and Japan from October 14-26. South Korea and Japan are Oregon agriculture’s second and third-largest export markets for food and agriculture products representing nearly $600 million in export sales in 2021.
Jonathan Sandau, Assistant Director, ODA

“Oregon agriculture is honored to renew and strengthen our long-standing relationships with South Korea and Japan,” said Jonathan Sandau, ODA Assistant Director. “This is our first visit since 2019, and we are excited to reconnect in-person following nearly three years of virtual conversations. Sharing Oregon’s agriculture products with the peoples of South Korea and Japan allows our communities to stay connected and develop economic opportunities for Oregon producers.”

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