Hotel Accommodations

Wheat Marketing Center has arranged a $99+tax per night special rate with Canopy Hilton, 425 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. Due to COVID-19 regulations, breakfast will not be included in the rate. There is a grab-and-go option for an additional fee.

Please make your reservations by Wednesday, October 14th in order to lock into the special rate. There are three easy ways to reserve your room if attending in person:

WMC Board of Directors Meeting

The next Wheat Marketing Center Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 12:00-4:00pm (PST). There are two participation options: In-person or via video-conference. See below for additional details.

In-Person

The meeting will be held In-Person in the Oregon Wheat Commission Conference Room, 1200 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 370, Portland starting promptly at 12:00pm (PST). Parking for In-Person attendees will be waived.

For the safety of all attendees and to comply to the State of Oregon COVID-19 regulations:

  • A mask must be worn during the meeting
  • Please try and maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from other attendees
  • Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will be available to all attendees

Video-Conference Information

For attendees logging onto the meeting, we ask that you do so starting at 11:50am for the meeting to begin promptly at 12:00pm (PST). Log in and password information can be found below.

  • Please download Zoom onto your computer, iPad, or smartphone prior to the meeting – https://www.zoom.us/
  • Video-conference Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4085599855?pwd=SVEvOXZsb2x2LzFBQWk1N1A2cnpOQT09
    • Meeting ID: 408 559 9855
    • Passcode: wmc
  • If joining audio by phone, dial by your location:
    • +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
    • +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
    • +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
    • +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
    • +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
    • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
      • Meeting ID: 408 559 9855
      • Passcode: 875374

Technical Assistance

Should you have any issues logging on, please feel free to reach out to Brent or Andre at wheatmarketingcenter@gmail.com.

Bill Flory

Bill Flory, Chairperson

Idaho Wheat Commission

Darren Padget

Darren Padget, Vice Chairperson

Oregon Wheat Commission

Steve Beedy

Steve Beedy, Secretary

Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee

John Akre

John Akre, Treasurer

Port of Portland

Brit Ausman

Brit Ausman

Washington Grain Commission

Charlie Bumgarner

Montana Wheat and Barley Committee

Rick Dunbar

Nebraska Wheat Board

Greg Guthrie

Gregory L. Guthrie

BNSF Railway

Reuben McLean

Grain Craft

Michael Peters

Oklahoma Wheat Commission

Elmer (Bud) Riedner

Philip Volk 

North Dakota Wheat Commission

Ron Williams

Ron Williams

Columbia Grain, Inc.

Tom Zelenka

Tom Zelenka

Founding Member

Ex-Officio Members

Warren Banks

Warren Banks

Oregon Small Business Center Network

Alan Sams

Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences

Alexis Taylor

Alexis Taylor

Oregon Department of Agriculture

WMC Laboratory Services Inc Board

Tom Zelenka

Tom Zelenka, Chairperson

Dave Stone

Dave Stone, Secretary

Food Innovation Center, Oregon State University

Brian O'Toole

Brian O’Toole

North Dakota Wheat Commission

Steve Wirsching

Steve Wirsching

U.S. Wheat Associates

Ex-Officio Members

Bill Flory

Bill Flory

Idaho Wheat Commission

Mark Hodges

Mark Hodges

Plains Grains, Inc.