Charting a Course for the Future
Saturday, January 11th, 2014
Blue Mountain Conference Center
404 12th Street, La Grande, OR
9:00 - 9:15 Workshop Introductions & Overview
9:15 - 10:15 With Vision There is Hope – Future of the Ag Industry
Bruce Vincent; Libby, MT
10:15 - 10:45 Break (provided by sponsors)
10:45 - 11:45 Animal Welfare/Rights & the Beef Cattle Industry
Dr. Bernie Rollin; Distinguished Professor, University Bioethicist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch (provided by sponsors)
1:00 - 1:45 Using Health Programs to Market Your Cattle
Dee Griffin, DVM; University of Nebraska, Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center
1:45 - 2:30 Value-Added Opportunities for the Beef Cattle Industry
Leann Saunders; Founder, IMI Global, Castle Rock, CO
2:30 - 2:45 Break (provided by sponsors)
2:45 - 3:30 Value Based Marketing for the Cow Calf Producer
Tom Brink; Founder/Owner, Brink Consulting/Trading, Brighton, CO
3:30 - 4:00 Panel Discussion & Wrap-up
Note: For more information, please contact Kim McKague or Tim DelCurto at (541) 562-5129
Directions to Blue Mountain Conference Center
404 12th Street, La Grande, OR 97850:
Take first La Grande Exit – La Grande/Union Exit 265. Turn LEFT off the exit onto Hwy 30. Go under the freeway and pass the Flying J truck stop. From the freeway, go 2 miles and turn LEFT on Gekeler Lane. This road is a little hard to see (UPS will be on your left just before the turn) - there is a green sign ½ mile before the turn off that says, "Gekeler Lane. ½ mile"! Go up Gekeler Lane until you reach 12th Street. Turn RIGHT. The “Blue Mountain Conference Center” will be on your left.
Take 1st La Grande Exit 259. At the second light, turn RIGHT on 4th Street. Go up the hill past the High School and turn Left at the Stop Sign onto Gekeler Lane. Turn Left on 12th Street. The “Blue Mountain Conference Center” will be on your left past the Shell Station.
Brought to you in previous years by:
Agri Beef/PerforMix Nutrition Systems
All West/Select Sires
Allflex USA, Inc.
Bar CK Cattle Co.
Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
CHS Feed/PGG Inc.
Diamond H Livestock
Fay Ranches Inc.
Genex Cooperative, Inc.
Harrell Hereford Ranch
IMI Global, Inc.
Les Schwab Tire Center
Noahs Angus Ranch
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Oregon Beef Council
Oregon State University
Oregon Trail Livestock Supply/Immvac Inc.
Oregon Trail Seed
Pacific Intermountain Mortgage
Powder River, Inc.
Price Cattle Company
Richland Feed & Seed, Inc
Oregon Cattlemen's Association
Thomas Angus Ranch
Z Tags North America