4th Annual Oregon Forage and Grassland Council Conference and Annual Meeting


The Oregon Forage and Grassland Council (OFGC) will be holding their 4th Annual Meeting and Conference on April 2nd, at the Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte Road Albany, Oregon.

 

For more information, contact: Chad Hale, Phone: 541-401-0730. Fax: 541-451-7333, email: chad.wfr@comcast.net or keep checking the website http://oregonforage.org/Home_Page.html .  Membership dues are $35 for producers and $350 for associate/corporate membership.  Cost is $$25 for members and $35 for non-members

 

~ Conference Schedule ~

9:00 AM Registration

9:15 Welcome and Introductions

9:30 Finishing Beef on Pasture

Dr. John Andrae, Clemson U.

10:45 Soil Test Interpretations and Lime Applications

Dr. Don Horneck, OSU

12:00  Lunch

12:45 Presentation: OFGC Forage Demonstration Trials

Dr. Shelby Filley, Mr. Jerald Bush, Mr. Jerome Magnuson

1:15 – 2:00 Bring your Soil Test

Dr. Don Horneck,OSU

2:15 – 3:15 Building Forage Systems

Dr. John Andrae, Clemson U.

3:15 – 4:15 Technology Tips and Sharing Session

Dr. Woody Lane, Lane Livestock Servioces

OFGC Business Meeting

PLUS– Ask an Expert!! There will be opportunities for individual & small group

discussions with our speakers and other experts throughout the day.

 

Featured Speakers

Dr. John Andrae, PhD, Clemson University, SC (“Finishing Beef on Pasture” and “Building Forage Systems”.  Dr. John Andrae was raised on a small beef farm near Winters Texas and attended at Texas A&M University, Oklahoma State University and the University of Idaho. He is currently the South Carolina Extension Forage Specialist at Clemson University. He holds a 63% extension, 25% research, and 12% teaching appointment. Extension and research efforts are focused on improving grazing management practices, incorporating legumes into grazing systems, systems for producing forage-finished beef, and decreasing the impacts of tall fescue toxicosis through management practices and novel endophyte incorporation. He received the AFGC Merit Award in 2008 and has served on the AFGC Board, SPFCIC Board and American Forage and Grassland Foundation Board. He and his wife Susan Duckett and their two children live on a small farm near Pendleton SC and own a small commercial sheep flock.

 

Dr. Don Horneck, PhD, OSU Extension Agronomist (“Soil Test Interpretation and Lime Applications” Plus “Bring your Soil Test” Workshop)  Don Horneck’s extension and research program focuses on soil fertility, crop production, potatoes, onions, alfalfa, and cereals. He offers expertise on a wide range of topics to the general public, growers and fieldmen in the north-central region of Oregon near Hermiston. He also represents agriculture’s interests on committees and is responsible for providing educational pesticide and CCA licensing opportunities for local growers and fieldmen. His primary concerns are profitability and environmental sustainability of local cropping systems. His special interests include soil fertility, crop production, ammonia volatilization, and biomass.

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