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Svaty ready for new role on the Oregon Board of Agriculture

Randi Svaty, a former board member of the Malheur County Development Corp., and a branch manager of Northwest Farm Credit Services, was recently named to the Oregon Board of Agriculture. (Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Agriculture).

ONTARIO – Randi Svaty believes her deep roots in agriculture will be a key asset on the Oregon Board of Agriculture.

Gov. Kate Brown recently appointed Svaty to the 10-member board that advises the director of the state Agriculture Department.

Svaty said she is eager to add her voice to the committee. The crucial element to her new role, she said, will be listening.

“I am open to anybody who has an idea,” said Svaty.

Svaty and her husband, Ryan, are owners of R&R Seed Farms, Inc., between Ontario and Vale. She is . . .