In these tumultuous times, both personal and economic, Penn State Extension is offering a webinar on “how the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major interruptions in our dairy economy, and how farms can best respond”. They will also explore options for reducing production.
The webinar is Tuesday, April 28, 6:00-7:00 a.m. PDT.
Pre-registration is required, by Monday, April 27.
Learn about principles of hay and silage, sensory evaluation of hay, technology tips, and more. Take a pasture tour. See how your best hay stacks up (pun intended) against hay from around the state. Join the Oregon Forage & Grassland Council and the Oregon Hay & Forage Association for the Fall Forage Festival and Hay King Contest at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville.
Friday, November 15: Speakers and Discussion
Saturday, November 16: Hay King Contest
Registration of $30 per person will be collected at the door (cash, checks & credit cards accepted). OFGC and OHFA members will pay only $15 per person. Lunch will be provided both days. For the full schedule and additional details, visit the following links:
Along with Oregon Forage and Grassland Council, the Animal & Rangeland Sciences Department of Oregon State University is holding Range Field Day. Topics will include pasture management, targeted grazing, soil health, and novel production systems. Take a tour of OSU Dairy Center pastures and learn about ongoing forage trials.
When: Thursday, June 27, 2019; 8:00-4:30; lunch provided
Where: Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility, Oregon State University (3521 SW Campus Way, Corvallis)
Learn cattle reproductive anatomy and physiology, heat detection, estrus synchronization, semen handling, gestational nutrition, and sire selection in the classroom and practice artificial insemination with reproductive tracts and live animals.
When: March 27-29, 2019
Where: Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Burns
Class size is limited; register ASAP to secure a spot. For full details and registration information, click on the flyer link below.
Topics on tap for the Central Oregon Forage Seminar (2019) include: producing low-carb horse hay, effects of storage on hay quality, the 2019 water outlook, forage pest control, measuring reduced lignin quality, and industrial hemp.
When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (all day)
Where: 4-H Clover Club Building, Prineville, Oregon
RSVP to OSU Crook County Extension Service (541-447-6228) by January 25.
The Oregon Hay & Forage Association and Oregon Forage & Grassland Council are holding a Fall Forage Festival, which will include conversations about hay nutrient values and storage, coping with drought, current research, and resources. Plus the Hay King Contest!
When: November 16 and 17
Where: Corvallis, Oregon
Cost: $30 (includes lunch)
For the rest of the details, click the pdf link below.