AOSCA News

Washington Crop Improvement Seeking New Manager

The Washington State Crop Improvement Association has announced that it will begin a search to find a new manager to fill the vacancy resulting from Lauren Port’s departure to become Executive Director of the California Crop Improvement Association.  The notice of vacancy and hiring information can be found at https://washingtoncrop.com/hiring/ .

If you have questions, please contact Lauren Port, as follows:

Lauren Port, Manager
Washington State Crop Improvement
2575 NE Hopkins Ct | Pullman, WA 99163
o: 509-334-0461   c: 509-336-9350

California Crop Improvement – New Executive Director

Please see the following announcement from John Palmer, current Executive Director, California Crop Improvement Association:

I am very pleased to announce that Lauren Port, currently the Manager of the Washington State Crop Improvement Association, has accepted our offer to become the incoming Executive Director of the California Crop Improvement Association.  Her exact start date has yet to be determined, but will likely be between October 25 and December 1.  She brings energy, enthusiasm, and a fresh perspective to the Association and we are delighted that she will be soon be joining us.

Louisiana Industrial Hemp Program Coordinator

Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry has an opening and immediate need for a program coordinator for the Louisiana Industrial Hemp Program. Please see additional information via this link. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 20, 2021 (or at which date the position opening is extended).

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Lester Cannon, Director Seed Programs Division.