Seven farms in the Willamette Valley begin collaborating on commercial production of meadowfoam.
These farms joined with eight more farms to form the nonprofit Oregon Meadowfoam Growers Association (OMGA).
Over 80 growers are involved in meadowfoam crop production necessitating the reorganization of OMGA into an open enrollment cooperative. Founded as the OMG Meadowfoam Oil Seed Growers Cooperative, the name is later shortened to OMG. OMG formed Natural Plant Products, Inc. (NPP) as their marketing subsidiary.
NPP opens Application Lab in Seattle, WA and trial extraction facility in Harrisburg, OR.
OMG holds regular, comprehensive grower meetings to ensure that all members understand and support the cooperative’s mission. The cooperative dedicates a staff agronomist to support, monitor, and maximize sustainable crop production.