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.Statewide Monthly Wheat Marketing Meetings

The Oregon Wheat Growers’ League “will probably announce” that the Statewide Marketing

Education Series Meetings will resume Thursday, October 20th (Tentatively), and then December, February and April. These monthly meetings generally occur the third Thursday, every other month, via Polycom video conferencing at various locations throughout the state. In Central Oregon producers can view the monthly Polycom presentations at the COARC, Madras site or at the OSU Crook County Extension Service Office at 498 SE Lynn Blvd, Prineville. Please call 541-475-7107 (COARC Madras) or 541-447-6228 (Prineville) the day before to confirm your attendance and / or to make sure the meeting is taking place. The OWGL website is at www.owgl.org or for other

information you may call Sally Christensen, Member Services Director, Oregon Wheat Growers League, 541-276-7330, (phone), 541-276-1723 (fax).

Statewide Monthly Wheat Marketing Meetings

The Oregon Wheat Growers’ League “will probably announce” that the Statewide Marketing Education Series Meetings will resume Thursday, October 20th (Tentatively), and then December, February and April. These monthly meetings generally occur the third Thursday, every other month, via Polycom video conferencing at various locations throughout the state. In Central Oregon producers can view the monthly Polycom presentations at the COARC, Madras site or at the OSU Crook County Extension Service Office at 498 SE Lynn Blvd, Prineville. Please call 541-475-7107 (COARC Madras) or 541-447-6228 (Prineville) the day before to confirm your attendance and/or to make sure the meeting is taking place. The OWGL website is at www.owgl.org or for other information you may call Sally Christensen, Member Services Director, Oregon Wheat Growers League, 541-276-7330, (phone), 541-276-1723 (fax).

Oregon Vegetation Management Association Conference

OMVA Annual Conference will be held in Seaside, Oregon at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center on October 24-26 (Monday 1:00 p.m. through Wednesday 11:45 a.m.) There usually is 14-15 pesticide recert credits available. Agenda and registration can be accessed through this web site: http://www.ovma.net/ovma-home-page.html.

Oregon Society of Weed Science Annual Meeting

The Oregon Society of Weed Science will be holding their Annual Meeting and Conference in Hood River on October 25-26. Membership is $20 annually and the one and one half day conference cost is usually $80. For more information on the agenda and registration details contact Andy Hulting at 541-231-7410 or email: andy.hulting@oregonstate.edu. Room reservations can be made at the Hood River Best Western Inn (1-800-828-7873)

Far West Winter Conference

The Far West Agri-business Association announces the Washington Conference will be held in Kennewick, WA on December 13-14, 2016 at the Three Rivers Convention Center. The 2017 conference will be held in Idaho. They are combining the two conferences into one and will rotate between Washington and Idaho. For more details and registration information go to: http://fwaa.org/

OHFA Fall Forage Seminar

There will be an OHFA Fall Forage Seminar held at the Mazatlán Restaurant in Madras on Friday, November 18th. This forage seminar will precede the Oregon Hay King Contest being held on Saturday, November 19th at Ag West Supply in Madras. The Central Oregon Hay Growers’ Association is hosting the forage seminar, in cooperation with the OSU Extension Service and Ag Experiment Station. Questions: Contact Mylen Bohle at 541-447-6228 or mylen.bohle@oregonstate.edu, or OHFA President, Greg Mohnen, at 541-419-5339.

Tri-State Grain Growers Convention

The 2016 Tri-State Grains Conference will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, November 9-12, 2016. Some of the highlights this year include John Phelps, an Illinois farmer, who will serve as Emcee and deliver the keynote address; Bryce Anderson, who brings in-depth analysis and forecast on long term weather and market impact, and will deliver a keynote ad-dress on “After El Nino, Now What?”; and Captain Charlie Plumb who flew 74 missions over North Vietnam, and on his 25th mis-sion (5 days before the end of his tour) he was shot down over Hanoi, captured, tortured, and spent the next 2,103 days as a POW. Lessons learned as a POW can help one learn how to make “Tough Choices in Challenging Times”. Idaho, Oregon, and Washington will hold their annual meetings at the conference. For more details go to http://www.owgl.org/ or http://www.wawg.org/convention.

Alfalfa Intensive Training Seminar

The Alfalfa Intensive Training Seminar will be held on November 15-17, 2016 at the Red Lion Boise “Downtowner”, 1800 W. Fairview Av., Boise, ID 83702. (Hotel rooms are $89/night) The seminar is taught by Extension Forage Specialists and USDA Dairy Research Center personnel from Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Idaho. There will be 11.5 certified crop advisor credits offered.

Topics to be covered include: Genetics, Variety Testing & Selection Testing, Seed Production, Growth & Development, Forage Quality and Terms, Soils: Fertility and Manure Management, Establishment, Irrigation, Pest Management, Harvesting: Options, Losses, & Decisions, Mowing and Field Drying, Silage Preservation, Hay Preservation, Alfalfa in Rotations, Role of Alfalfa in Animal Diets, Alfalfa – Custom Harvesting, and Economics.

Contact the NAFA at 1-509-585-6798 or go to their website at www.alfalfa.org. The registration is $550 for members, or $750 for non-members (room reservations needed by October 31, at 208-344-7691 – Group Booking Code is ALFA1114).

California Alfalfa and Forage Symposium

The California Alfalfa and Forage Symposium will be held at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, NV November 29-Decemeber 1. The theme is “Aiming toward Profitability”. Tuesday, November 29 is a pre-conference Pest Management Workshop. Wednesday and Thursday Nov. 30 and Dec 1. will feature presentations on alfalfa and other forages. For more details on Hotel Information, Agendas, and Registration go to: http://calhay.org/symposium/.

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