Upcoming Events & Classes

Central Oregon FSA to Host Three Farm Bill Informational Meetings
The Central Oregon Farm Service Agency (FSA) is hosting three public meetings to discuss the new Farm Bill Program called Agricultural Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage. workshops to help producers with the new 2014 Farm Bill sign-up process.
 Tuesday, November 18, 9:00 am, Jefferson County Fairgrounds Mackey Conroy Building located, at 430 SW Fairgrounds Rd., Madras, OR.
 Wednesday, November 19, 9:00 am, FSA Office, 625 SE Salmon Ave., Suite #3, Redmond, OR.
 Thursday, November 20, 9:00 am, 4-H Clover Club Building, 502 SE Lynn Blvd., Prineville, OR.

Western States Alfalfa and Forage Symposium 

The Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium will be held at the Silver Legacy in Reno, NV December 2-4. The theme is “Producing Forages in a Water Challenged World”. Wednesday, December 2 is the preconference Irrigation Management Workshop. Thursday and Friday, December 3-4, will feature presentations on alfalfa and other forages. This should be an excellent 2.5 days spent in Reno! Registration fee is $375 for the 3 days or $300 for the 2 days. Hotel Information, Agendas, and Registration at: http://calhay.org/symposium/

Hermiston Farm Fair & Trade Show 

Hermiston Farm Fair & Trade Show will be held December 2-4, at the Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Hwy 395, Hermiston, OR. The Farm Fair is an agricultural forum co-sponsored by OSU Extension Service, the Agriculture Committee of the Greater Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, and local agriculture-related businesses displaying their wares and services, both inside and outside the Conference Center. http://oregonstate.edu/dept/hermiston/farm-fair-trade-show-1 or call 541-567-8321. 

There is a $10.00 fee for attending the Core Program. All other educational sessions are free to attendees. No pre-registration is required. Oregon, Washington and Idaho pesticide re-certification credits will be available, in addition to CCA credits. The full Farm Fair agenda with updates and pesticide credit hours will be available on the website by mid- November.

2015 Beef Industry Tour 

Reproductive Management and Genetics of Beef Cattle 


Basic Concepts on Cattle Reproduction and Genetic Mgmt 

Local extension faculty—Oregon State University 

Using the OSU Across-Breed EPD Calculator 

David Bohnert—Oregon State University, EOARC—Burns 

Trace Mineral Supplementation To Gestating Beef Cows 

Reinaldo Cooke—Oregon State University, EOARC—Burns 

Break—Refreshments Provided 

Economic Impacts of Estrus Synchronization + Fixed-Time AI in Beef Systems 

Cliff Lamb—University of Florida, NFREC—Marianna 

Use of Genetic Tools in Beef Cattle Selection 

J. Benton Glaze—University of Idaho, TFREC—Twin Falls 

Schedule and Locations: 

December 7, 2015 4:00 to 7:30 pm 

Baker City, OR—Extension Office, 2600 East St 

For registration, call 541-523-6418 

December 8, 2015 4:00 to 7:30 pm 

Prineville, OR—COCC, 510 SE Lynn Blvd 

For registration, call 541-447-6228 

December 9, 2015 4:00 to 7:30 pm 

Medford, OR—Black Bear Diner, 1150 E Barnett Rd 

For registration, call 541-672-4461 

December 10, 2015 12:30 to 4:00 pm 

Springfield, OR—Springfield Golf Club, 90333 Sunderman Rd 

For registration, call 541-672-4461 

Registration fee = $10.00/person. For more information, please visit the Beef Cattle Sciences Website at http://beefcattle.ans.oregonstate.edu


Klamath Basin Forage Seminar 2015 Agenda 

Friday, November 13th, 201. OSU Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center, Learning Center, 6923 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, Oregon 

Time Topic/Speaker 

9:30 – 10:00 AM Refreshments (NW Farm Credit Services) and Registration (Free), Welcome, and Introductions 

10:00 – 10:30 AM Hay Storage Dry Matter and Quality Losses - Glenn Shewmaker, University of Idaho 

Alfalfa Variety Trial Update - Glenn Shewmaker, University of Idaho 

10:30 – 10:45 AM Break 

10:45 – 11:15 AM Forage Exports 2015 - John Szczepanski, US Forage Export Council 

11:15 – Noon Grass Based Health - Peter Ballerstedt, Barenbrug USA 

A New Fiber Digestibility Estimate (TTNDFD) - Peter Ballerstedt, Barenbrug USA 

Noon – 12:30 PM TBA - Northwest Farm Credit Services 

12:30 – 12:45 PM Blue Aphid Control - Nick Macy, Macy’s Flying Service 

12:45 – 1:15 PM Lunch 

1:15 – 2:00 PM Soil Testing and Nutrient Management Update - Dan Sullivan, Oregon State University 

2:00 – 2:30 PM Maturity Matrix for Forage Grasses - Jerome Magnuson, DLF 

2:30 – 2:45 PM Break 

2:45 – 3:15 PM Using Current and Potential Forage Yield Data in Management Decisions - Shelby Filley, Oregon State University 

3:15 – 4:00 PM Crop Insurance Coverage: Ensuring Forage Quality - Jon Paul Driver, Washington State University 

4:00 - 4:15 PM Oregon Forage and Grassland Council Update - Jerome Magnuson, DLF 

4:15 – 4:30 PM Open Discussion 

4:30 PM Adjourn 

Sponsored by Oregon Hay and Forage Association, in Cooperation with Oregon Forage and Grassland Council, 

and hosted by Klamath Basin Hay Growers’ Association. Questions: Contact Keely Moxley at 541-883-7131 keely.moxley@oregonstate.edu (or Mylen Bohle at 541-447-6228 or mylen.bohle@oregonstate.edu.)


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