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2014 Fall Forage Tour

Thursday, December 4th 2014; 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

This is event is free to attend - sponsored by the Oregon Sheep Growers Association and the Oregon Forage and Grassland Council.

Stop #1 - 10:00 am
Grassland Oregon Headquarters, Salem
4455  60th Avenue, NE, Salem
Seed company main office & forage plots.
President Jerry Hall will show plots of new and developing forage varieties. Learn about the seed industry, differences between forage species, and the development of new modern forage varieties. Grassland Oregon markets some new and interesting forages like the high-sugar perennial ryegrass (SucraSeed), balansa clover, and others.
Stop #2 - 1:00 pm
Double J Jerseys, near Monmouth
Jon & Juli Bansen
13405 Elkins Road, south of Monmouth
This is a grass-based organic dairy farm with intensively-managed pastures. Jon practices Management Intensive Grazing with excellent forage usage, and is very economically shrewd in his decisions about grazing management.
Stop #3 - 3:30 pm
Rock'n D Ranch, near Junction City
Pam & Ron Detering
27403 Ferguson Road, north of Junction City
This is a grass-based Angus purebred operation based on Intensively-managed pastures. Pam practices Management Intensive Grazing with excellent forage usage. Also has installed an extensive K-Line irrigation system, and has successfully used many different types of forages in her pastures.
Then drive to Eugene for the OSGA Convention

We'll finish in enough time for you to drive down to Eugene, register in the Hilton Hotel, and be ready to attend the OSGA President's Reception beginning at 6:00 pm

Monday, February 24th
9:30am - 5:00pm

Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial Street SE
Salem, Oregon

Held Concurrently with the Oregon Dairy Farmers Annual Convention

Featured Speakers:
Tony Rickard, PhD, -- Extension Dairy Specialist, Program Director, Barry County, Southwest Missouri
Sujaya Rao, PhD, -- Field Crop Entomologist, OSU Department of Crop and Soil Science
Russ Ingham, PhD, -- Professor, OSU Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Bill Talley -- Summit Seed Coatings, Kentucky
Joe Snyder, DVM -- Veterinarian
Troy Downing -- OSU Extension
Woody Lane, PhD, -- Lane Livestock Services, Roseburg, OR
Claudia Ingham, PhD, -- Instructor, OSU Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences

2013 Annual Forage Conference
Tuesday, April 2nd - 9:00-5:00pm
Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR

Featured Speakers
John Andrae, PhD, -- Clemson University
Don Horneck, PhD, -- Extension Agronomist, OSU
Shelby Filley, PhD, -- Professor and Regional Livestock and Forage Specialist, OSU Department of Animal Science
Woody Lane, PhD, -- Lane Livestock Services, Roseburg, OR

2012 Annual Forage Conference
Tuesday, April 10th - 9:30-5:30pm
Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR

Featured Speakers
Steve Fransen, PhD, -- WSU-Prosser
Woody Lane, PhD, -- Lane Livestock Services, Roseburg, OR
George Taylor -- Applied Climate Services
Paulette Pyle -- Oregonians for Food and Shelter
Shelby Filley, PhD, -- Professor and Regional Livestock and Forage Specialist, OSU Department of Animal Science