Greg Palmer: 2021 Benton Small Woodlands Outstanding Chapter Volunteer

(by Sarah Edwardsson)

Greg’s roots in forestry go back to the ‘60s in Kansas.  He became involved with OSU extension and OSWA when Greg and his wife Marilyn purchased a forested property in Oregon during 2004.  From the beginning, Greg saw the value in being mentored by foresters.  He credits the help he received from both the Extension Service and OSWA as critical to his family’s education. Field trips, Fire School, forestry and viticulture courses are some of the activities Greg names for being so valuable.  Greg has also been active in the Oregon Tree Farm System.

 In terms of service to OSWA, Greg has helped at plant sales and holiday greenery sales.  He has also been a volunteer at the Starker Lecture Series.  Around 2010, Greg and his family hosted a tour at their Lurking Turkey Farm.  He was tapped for the role of Treasurer of our chapter, an office he held until 2017. As Treasurer, Greg was in charge of collecting door prizes for our annual meeting from forestry suppliers.  Fortunately for us, he continues to maintain those relationships and has stayed in charge of that activity even after leaving the board. The Benton Small Woodlands Association thanks Greg for his many hours of service and congratulates him on this recognition.

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