• OSU Forage Management Series – Monthly Seminar

OSU Forage Management Series at the Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility on the OSU campus to improve knowledge about managing forage on property in the Willamette Valley. Class will meet on Wednesday evening (6 pm to 8:30 pm) for a classroom session, followed by a Thursday morning outdoor field practical (10 am to noon).
June 28-29: Irrigation
August 16-17: Fertility
September 20-21: Renovation Techniques.

Must pre-register. Fee is $30 per session – 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.

  • June 23-25, 2017

Annual Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, OR at Lane Events Center at the Fairgrounds. Free parking and admission. This year includes North American Shetland Sheepbreeders Assn National Show and American Teeswater Sheep Assn Regional Show. Schedule of Events and workshop registration:

  • July 15, 2017

Deadline for the OSGA Scholarship. Application form available on the web site. Submit completed forms to the OSGA Office.

  • August 17-20, 2017

Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville, OR. Come join OSGA members in the Lamb Booth to help sell delicious Lamb gyros and promote Oregon Lamb. Volunteers will be needed for various shifts over the 3-day weekend. Thursday evening is a limited concert for campers – Concert begins at 4 PM.  Go to to check out the entertainment schedule and pick your day. Volunteers will receive a entry pass for the day they work in the Lamb Booth. It’s a weekend of fun, music, (hopefully sunshine), and a chance to promote Oregon’s outstanding lamb. For more info or to reserve your day, contact OSGA 503.364-5462 or

  • 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, 2017to confirm your reservation. Cost is $2,300 per person based on dual room occupancy (airfare to SanFrancisco 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