OFB welcomes Lauren Smith to Farm Bureau team

Oregon Farm Bureau welcomes a new member to its team, Lauren Smith, who will be serve as OFB director of government affairs. 

Smith is an attorney who worked as the public policy counsel at Oregon Water Resources Congress for five years, followed by serving as the natural resources legislative affairs manager at the Association of Oregon Counties. 

Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and is a graduate of Willamette Law School. 

Earlier in her career, she worked as legislative director for state Senator Jason Atkinson. 

“After spending most of my career working in natural resources, I am so excited to join the Oregon Farm Bureau family,” said Smith. “I consider it an honor to do what I can to protect what makes Oregon such an amazing place to live, specifically our diverse farming, ranching, and forestry operations, and I look forward to working alongside the rest of the OFB team.”

Said OFB EVP Dave Dillon, “Lauren brings a breadth and depth on many issues important to Farm Bureau members and has great experience and relationships in the Oregon public policy arena. We are excited to welcome her to the OFB team.”