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).
May 24-25: Harvest Management
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 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/ or call 541.967-3871 in Linn County or 541.766-6750 in Benton County. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.236-3016.
Applications for one of two producer positions on the American Lamb Board are due to OSGA office. See eligibility requirements and application forms on USDA web site: https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/research-promotion/lamb
Applicants must complete the AD-755 and Agreement to Serve Forms and submit to OSGA office. Info: 503.364-5462
80th Annual Marion County Lamb & Wool Show at the Turner Elementary School, 7800 School Street, Turner, OR. Weigh-in & registration begins at 7:30 am. Day will begin with the children’s classes – Most Beautiful Lamb, Young Herdsman and Young Market lamb classes for children under the age of 10. Full day with 4-H & FFA events with breeding project animals, wool animals and market lambs. Show also includes craft vendors, local spinning club and quilter’s group. Bonnie Henny and Kathy Avenall-Stanfield to be honored for their work with the Sheep Dog Trials. For info: email@example.com or call Jula Galvin 503.743-2744.
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: www.blacksheepgathering.org
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 http://www.willamettecountrymusicfestival.com/entertainment/main-stage/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.flockandfiberfestival.com
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.oregonmiww.com