OSU is hosting a workshop on Voles, Drones, and Dogs to introduce two current vole management projects. Please consider joining us.

When: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 1:00-4:30

Where: Chemeketa Community College Agricultural Hub (Building 60) Room 102, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem. (The Ag Hub is on the corner of 45th Ave and Fire Protection Way.)

Register here: Registration is free but space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Additional information:

Join us to learn about vole ecology and management, how OSU is exploring the use of canine-assisted detection to locate active vole tunnels in pastures and crop fields, and how drones may help assess crop damage in grass seed. The workshop will include time for discussions and, if weather permits, outdoor demonstrations. Presenters and facilitators include (from OSU) Dana Sanchez, Nick Andrews, Christy Tanner, Jenifer Cruickshank, Vanessa Blackstone, Tim Stock, and (from ODA) Matthew Bucy.

A cattle artificial insemination school will be offered at Oregon State University in Corvallis in December. Topics will include sire selection, basic reproductive anatomy and physiology, estrus synchronization, along with training in artificial insemination technique.

When: December 7-9, 2021

Where: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Cost: $500

Contact for more information and to register: Kathryn.Younger@oregonstate.edu

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.

Here is the link to the full description and registration: https://www.cvent.com/events/weighing-your-options-through-milk-supply-management/event-summary-b4b192c9b6ac4d0383b4b5fc1868ea46.aspx?i=a2ff6efa-bfd2-42a4-83d3-0db67cc12a2b&fbclid=IwAR1FKTvqPzlvEEgiAztcRSg4EEVG1qV15gtt0IRlxDMCU8iseew6XAtXuGI

This is a three-day course that will cover basic reproductive anatomy and physiology, sire selection, estrus synchronization, as well as training in artificial insemination on live cattle.

  • When: December 16 and 17 9:00am-5:00pm and December 18 9:00am-12 noon
  • Where: Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • How much: $500
  • Food provided: light breakfast, snacks, drinks, and lunch on Monday and Tuesday
  • Questions or to register: Kathryn.Younger@oregonstate.edu
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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:

OFGC Events: https://www.oregonforage.org/events/2019-fall-forage-festival/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/573817356696947/
OHFA Hay King rules: http://oregonhaygrowers.com/?page_id=70

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)

Cost:  none

For the full schedule and additional details, see the Range Field Day Flyer 2019.

 

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

Cost: $375

Class size is limited; register ASAP to secure a spot. For full details and registration information, click on the flyer link below.

2019 EOARC AI School

Learn cattle reproductive anatomy and physiology, heat detection, semen handling, artificial insemination technique, and sire selection in the classroom and on live animals.

When: February 26-March 1, 2019

Where: Owyhee County Extension Office, Marsing, Idaho

Cost: $325 for entire school or $125 for “tune-up” session

Languages: English, Spanish

For full details and registration information, click on the flyer link below.

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