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2014 Fall Forage Tour

Sponsored by the Oregon Sheep Growers Association and the Oregon Forage And Grassland Council
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
10:00-4:30 pm
Cost = $0
Drive your own car to each place, join us as you can.
Bring clean boots and rain gear. This is December in Western Oregon.
(you supply your own gas and lunch).
FMI: Woody Lane, 541-440-1926 <woody@woodylane.com>
Claudia Ingham  503-341-0743 <claudia.ingham@oregonstate.edu>
Tom Nichols  541-990-2878  <thomas.m.nichols1@gmail.com>

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.

Directions: From Monmouth, drive south on 99W for approx. 3.5 miles. Turn West onto Parker Rd. At the “T”, turn RIGHT onto Helmick Road. After only 100+ yards, turn LEFT (west) onto Elkins Road. Drive 4 miles on Elkins Road. Farm is on the RIGHT.
Park along the driveway into the farm. Wear clean boots.

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 her pastures.

Directions: From Monroe, drive south on Territorial Highway approx. 4.5 miles. Turn East onto Ferguson Road. After approx. 1 mile at the Conser Quarry, turn LEFT at the first gate, which is next to a big flag pole. Park near the red shop and barns.

Alternative: Drive south on 99W. At 1.9 miles north of Junction City, turn west onto Ferguson Road.  Go 2.4 miles to Conser Quarry and turn RIGHT at the first gate, which is next to a big flag pole. Park near the red shop and barns.
Wear clean boots.

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

Past Events

2014 Annual Forage Conference
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