Tuesday, November 14, 2017

10:30-11:30

Going Soft on Pollinators and Hard on Pests – Andony Melathopoulos (1 CORE credit)

Course Description: There is concern about the impact of pesticides on pollinating insects and new state and federal regulations around pesticide use and pollinators. This session will have an easy-to-apply set of rules to help you judge how to apply pesticides with minimal impact to pollinators. You will leave this session being able to judge the risk of a pesticide treatment to pollinators from information on the pesticide label and using PNW 591 – “How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides” (as well as the accompanying free and handy new mobile app) and take practical steps for reducing this risk, while still keeping pests under control.

Speaker Bio: Andony Melathopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He has over 15 years of experience working together with commercial beekeepers and growers to develop solutions for keeping bees healthy and crop yields high. Since 2016 he has been leading OSU’s efforts to design, implement and evaluate a state-wide pollinator health program.

11:30-12:30

Worker Protection; Standards Update – Janet Fultus (1 CORE credit)

Oregon Farm Bureau Luncheon (By Invitation)

1:30-3:30

Practical Sprayer CalibrationAndy Steinkamp (2 CORE credits)

Course Description: This course will cover the importance of sprayer calibration, sprayer calibration methods and dry bait calibration methods.  It will cover step by step examples using basic math.  There will be a best practices discussion and time for questions.  The course will include discussing use of sprayer controllers and monitors; it will not cover specific controller brands and operations.

Speaker Bio: Andy Steinkamp is a Location Manager for Valley Agronomics in Donald, Oregon.  Andy graduated from The University of Idaho with degrees in Ag Systems Management and Ag Business. He has worked in the Ag Retailer industry for the last 10 years.  Andy was raised on a family farm near Gervais where he first worked with sprayers in Cane Berries and Onions.  Andy has been involved in all areas of application over his years as a grower, applicator, manager and sales.  Andy currently holds an Oregon Commercial Applicator’s License.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Meetings:

Pennington Seed Growers Breakfast (By Invitation)

10:30-12:15

CPR/AED/ Standard First Aid Training (advanced registration required)

CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Participants will review and practice emergency procedures that prepare responders to act in breathing and cardiac related emergency situations with adults and children (ages ~ 12 +). There will be demonstrations and practices to develop proper technique for chest compressions as well as techniques when dealing with unconscious choking situations in adults and children.

AED – Automated External Defibrillator: Training will offer device tech info, preparation, and operation. Participants will be trained on how to use the AED for adult and pediatric victims.

CPR/AED/First Aid Training Registration

1:30-2:45

Standard First Aid: Participants will review skills to recognize and respond to sudden illness such as diabetic emergencies, seizures, stroke, and allergic reaction as well as care for electrical shock, conscious choking, bleeding wounds, and bone/joint injury.

Training will culminate with skills practice and testing. Certification awarded upon completion.

$30 for CPR/AED/First Aid Training

$15 for First Aid Training only

CPR/AED/First Aid Training Registration

1:00-3:00

Forklift Certification Training (advanced registration required):

Includes: classroom, workbook, written knowledge check verification with a scheduled practical driving evaluation immediately following. Proof of successful completion of course, knowledge check, and practical driving evaluation provided within 7 days. Program and equipment provided/donated by Pape Material Handling and OVERTON Safety Training. Class size limited to 50 people. Advanced registration required online at www.wvaexpo.com.

This class is free with paid admission. Class size limited to 50 people.

Forklift Registration

3:00-5:00

Growing Olives & Producing Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Oregon: A New Specialty Crop & Value-added Product for Oregon Ag

An informational session by Bogdan Caceu, executive director of Olive Growers of Oregon (OGO), about all aspects of growing olives & producing premium olive oil in Oregon.

And an introduction to the brand-new OSU olive research project by Neil Bell (OSU Extension Community Horticulturist) and Victoria Binning (OSU Extension Agriculture Program Coordinator)

Followed by a Q&A session with Bogdan Caceu, Neil Bell, and Victoria Binning

No preregistration required

Thursday, November 16, 2017

10:30-12:30

Practical Sprayer Calibration – Andy Steinkamp (2 CORE credits)

Course Description: This course will cover the importance of sprayer calibration, sprayer calibration methods and dry bait calibration methods.  It will cover step by step examples using basic math.  There will be a best practices discussion and time for questions.  The course will include discussing use of sprayer controllers and monitors; it will not cover specific controller brands and operations.

Speaker Bio: Andy Steinkamp is a Location Manager for Valley Agronomics in Donald, Oregon.  Andy graduated from The University of Idaho with degrees in Ag Systems Management and Ag Business. He has worked in the Ag Retailer industry for the last 10 years.  Andy was raised on a family farm near Gervais where he first worked with sprayers in Cane Berries and Onions.  Andy has been involved in all areas of application over his years as a grower, applicator, manager and sales.  Andy currently holds an Oregon Commercial Applicator’s License.

1:30-2:30

Worker Protection; Standards Update – Janet Fultus (1 CORE credit)

2:30-3:30

Going Soft on Pollinators and Hard on Pests – Andony Melathopoulos (1 CORE credit)

Course Description: There is concern about the impact of pesticides on pollinating insects and new state and federal regulations around pesticide use and pollinators. This session will have an easy-to-apply set of rules to help you judge how to apply pesticides with minimal impact to pollinators. You will leave this session being able to judge the risk of a pesticide treatment to pollinators from information on the pesticide label and using PNW 591 – “How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides” (as well as the accompanying free and handy new mobile app) and take practical steps for reducing this risk, while still keeping pests under control.

Speaker Bio: Andony Melathopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He has over 15 years of experience working together with commercial beekeepers and growers to develop solutions for keeping bees healthy and crop yields high. Since 2016 he has been leading OSU’s efforts to design, implement and evaluate a state-wide pollinator health program.