The Oregon Wheat Growers League County Presidents have begun to schedule their annual fall events, designed to educate growers on issues and programs pertinent to the farm operation. Following is an outline of the schedule to date. An OWGL update and business meeting may be conducted at each workshop. Dates and details will be posted to the association website at www. owgl.org as they become available.
Friday, Nov 6 Wasco County – Cousin’s Restaurant, The Dalles, 7:00 am Breakfast Workshop • NRCS Representative (TBD) – CSP • Kevin McIntyre, FSA – SURE Program Update
Monday, Nov 9 Umatilla County – Tanner Hawkins, President. Location: Pendleton Convention Center – 5:30 pm, Dinner to follow • Raleigh Curtis, MCP – Marketing for Profi ts • Jane Harden, FSA – SURE/ACRE Program Update
Tuesday, Nov 10 Malheur County – Larry Price, President. Location: Fiesta Guadalajara Restaurant, Ontario, 6:00 pm Dinner, Workshop • Paulette Pyle, OFS – 2009 Legislature’s Impact on Ag • Ralph Poole, President of Poole Oil – Oregon’s Biodiesel Mandate-Challenges to Local Suppliers and Use • Brad Brown, Univ. of Idaho, Parma R&E Center – Research Update
Wednesday, Nov 11 Central Oregon – Location: Mazatlan Restaurant, Madras. 1:00pm Lunch/Workshop • Mylen Bohle, Exp. Station Research/Variety Trials • Gary Brown, APHIS – Cereal Leaf Beeetle/TeJu Update (invited) • Raleigh Curtis, MCP – Grain Market Plans & Strategies • Tammy Dennee, OWGL – Legislative Update
Thursday, Nov 12 Klamath County – Mike Noonan, Presi dent. Location: Pappy Ganders, Merrill Topics: CSP; Crop Insurance; On Farm Storage Program – Deetails TBA
Friday, Nov 13 Sherman County – Bob Martin, President. Location: Moro Senior Center, 7:00 am Breakfast, in conjunction with Marketing Meeting (Speakers TBA)
Thursday, Nov 19 Wallowa County – Kurt Melville, President. Location: Outlaw Restaurant, 6:00 Dinner, Workshop to follow • CBARC – Experiment Station Update – Varieties and Research for Wallowa County Growers • Additional Speakers TBA
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