• August 17-20, 2017

Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville, OR. Come join other OSGA members and help sell delicious Lamb gyros and promote Oregon Lamb. Volunteers are needed for either an early or late shift (approx 6 hours each) over the 4-day weekend.  Go to to check out the entertainment schedule. Volunteers will receive an entry pass for the day they volunteer. It’s a weekend of fun, music, and a chance to promote Oregon’s delicious lamb. For more info or to reserve your day, contact OSGA 503.364-5462 or

  • August 18, 2017 4 PM to 9 PM

Pairings! A Celebration of Oregon at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.  Oregon restaurants, wineries, breweries and cider houses are paired up to showcase the best of Oregon commodities, including Oregon Lamb — courtesy of the Oregon Sheep Commission and Umpqua Valley Lamb. Tickets $35. Purchase tickets online:

  • August 22, 2017 at 5 PM PDT

Parasite Resistance Webinar with Dr. Joan Burke of USDA Agricultural Research Service will be presented by Let’s Grow Committee at 5 PM PDT. Register through online link below.

Webinar will discuss opportunities to improve parasite resistance through genetic selection programs. Climate, rainfall, management, sex of animal, rear type and age will influence parasite infection.  Genetic resistance to parasite infection is arguable the best means of gastrointestinal parasite control.  Come and learn more by registering to attend at:

  • August 26, 2017

Montana Columbia Sheep Breeders Show & Sale in Lewiston, MT.  Info: Raina Blackman 406.235-4227 or

  • Sept. 13, 2017

Annual Montana Ewe Sale in Miles City, MT. Info:

  • Sept. 20-21, 2017

OSU Forage Management: Renovation Techniques at the Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility on the OSU campus. Wednesday evening (6 pm to 8:30 pm) for a classroom session; Thursday outdoor field practical (10 am to noon).

Must pre-register. Fee is $30  per ranch. Register at or call 541.967-3871 in Linn County or 541.766-6750 in Benton County. For more info: or 541.236-3016.

  • Sept. 23, 2017

Goat Education Day at Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center in Central Point, OR. 8:30 am to 4 pm. Cost for Adult $35, Youth $20, Cheesemaking class $50. Register:  or call 541.776-7371. See schedule below:


  • Sept. 23-24, 2017

21st Annual Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival in Canby, OR. Workshops, vendors, livestock shows and children’s activities at the Clackamas County Event Center. For full schedule and workshop registration:

  • Sept. 30 to Oct. 7, 2017

California Sheep & Agriculture Tour is an educational study tour being offered through Washington State University Extension. Tour begins in San Francisco and includes Yosemite National Park, Superior Farms and Emigh Lamb in Dixon, CA, Ryan Indart’s ranch in Clovis, Jacobsen Ranch, wine tasting in Sonoma County, Joe Pozzi’s ranch, Hog Island Oyster Farm and more. See full itinerary below. Space limited to 49 passenger motor coach. $500 deposit is due May 26, 2017 to confirm your reservation. Cost is $2,300 per person based on dual room occupancy (airfare to San Francisco not included). For information: Paul Kuber 509.477-2185 or

Itinerary for California Sheep Study Tour.   California Industry Sheep Tour 2017.  Calif Tour Sign-up

  • October 28, 2017 NEW Time & Place for MAKE IT WITH WOOL

Oregon’s 2017 Make It With Wool Contest will be held in The Dalles, OR on Saturday, October 28, 2017, in conjunction with the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival. Entry deadline is Sept. 23, 2017. Contact Oregon Director, Chandra Worman at or visit

  • Nov. 30 –Dec. 2, 2017

2017 OSGA Annual Meeting in conjunction with Oregon Forage & Grassland Council will be held in Springfield, OR at the Holiday Inn (Eugene/Springfield). Details coming soon. Save the Dates!