Annual Convention

Back to the Beach for OSGA’s 124th Annual Meeting!

December 13-15, 2019
Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach

We’ve changed the meeting format to Friday through Sunday in order to encourage more participation. Come Friday, Dec. 13, to enjoy the traditional Cayle Krebs Memorial Reception. On Saturday, the program begins at 8:30 am. The Annual Scholarship Auction will be held on Sat. Evening. Program continues through Sunday morning with a special presentation you won’t want to miss!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th
    • Cayle Krebs Memorial Reception

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th (beginning at 8:30 am)
    • American Lamb Board Update
      Dale Thorne, ALB Chairman
    • ASI Update
      Sarah Smith, ASI Region 8 Representative

    • Lamb Markets & Trade Impact
      Lesa Eidman, Superior Farms
    • USDA-FSA Farm Loan Programs – Learn about Direct Ownership and Guarantee Loans
      Donna Sprenkle, Farm Loan Manager

    • USDA-FSA Livestock Programs – Covering Conservation Reserve Program & other Emergency Assistance program for Livestock, LFP and LIP
      Heather Tritt, County Executive Director

    • Success of 2019 Shearing School and Mike McWilliams Shearing Contest
      Jake Valentine, Darkside Shearing

    • Lamb Growth in Agrivoltaic Systems
      Dr. Serkan Ates, OSU, Dept. of Animal & Rangeland Sciences

    • Please bring a donation for the Saturday Night Scholarship Auction!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th
    • Sheep Production Efficiency
      Shelby Filley, Regional Livestock & Forage Specialist, OSU Extension

      Many recent national presentations and articles have focused on several aspects of efficiency of production in the sheep industry, including nutrition, management, genetics, reproduction, record keeping, and more. The consensus is, that in order to strengthen our industry, many of us need to more fully incorporate practices known to improve productivity. Most of you have a very good understanding of the importance of these key points in production and have much experience in the application of them; some may benefit from an overview of the principles and closer work with other professionals; but what I think all of us could use is a renewed commitment in applying the science and art of efficiently producing sheep in Oregon. Please join me in a presentation and discussion of these topics.
    • OSGA Annual Business Meeting
      Be there to help set goals for OSGA’s 125th Anniversary Year & begin plans for next year’s Celebration!

Salishan Reservations:
Make your reservations at Salishan by Nov. 13, 2019 to receive OSGA’s group rate of $107 +tax for 2 days before and 2 days after the weekend. Call Salishan at 1-800-452-2300 between 8 AM and 6 PM for more.

Contact OSGA for more information:
503.364.5462
info@sheeporegon.com

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