OWB Funded Research Industry Update Presentation | Presentación de actualización de la industria de investigación financiada por OWB
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Jason Tosch is a native of Oregon’s Tualatin Valley, and he has made his career farming premium quality wine grapes in the North Willamette Valley. As a member of the Oregon Wine Board of Directors Jason serves in a leadership role for the Oregon wine industry’s grape and wine research and sustainability-focused communities. Jason earned his degree in horticulture from Oregon State University.
Jason is grateful for the accelerated growth of the Oregon wine industry over the last few decades, witnessing a positive impact in our rural communities. His leadership role for the Stoller Wine Group allows him to be a part of a sustainable farming community that values the preservation of Oregon’s beautiful landscape and diverse native habitat along with its ability to push the envelope, growing some of the most amazing wines in the world—wines for his children, and generations beyond, to grow and love.
Neil Ferguson joined the Oregon Wine Board in 2021. He brings a unique range of experience in communications, marketing, and journalism to the table. Most recently, Neil has worked in the world of agriculture and commodity promotion. It was here that he discovered his passion for telling the stories of farmers and producers through creative and results-driven initiatives. Neil’s diverse skill set, flexibility, and open-minded approach make him well-suited to communicate and serve a constantly evolving industry.
Neil earned a B.A. in English and Communications from the University of Texas at Austin, where he lived for ten years before moving to the Pacific Northwest. Based in Portland, Neil enjoys exploring the beautiful state on his bicycle, seeing live music, visiting wineries, and discovering new culinary experiences.