Full schedule of events at this year’s Expo

Published on November 10, 2016 5:34PM

Tuesday, Nov. 15


Meeting

Oregon Farm Bureau Luncheon (by invitation) 503-399-1701

Training

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CORE training. No registration required — 2-4 credit hours (repeated Thursday). Kaci Buhl of Oregon State University will discuss Worker Protection Standards (2 CORE). In January, new standards for agriculture and forestry operators go into effect. This session will help you determine which WPS requirements apply to your operation and how to comply, including exceptions, restrictions, exemptions, options and examples. New training requirements for employees will also be covered.

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30-4:30 p.m. Pollinator Protection (2 CORE + 1 other). Melissa Scherr, Oregon Department of Agriculture, will talk about pollinator declines, pesticide exposure and developing best management practices. Scherr is developing the Oregon Managed Pollinator Protection Plan. You must attend all three hours; 2 CORE plus 1 Other.


Wednesday, Nov. 16


Meeting

Pennington Seed Growers Breakfast (by invitation)

Training

1-3 p.m. Forklift Certification Training (free with admission) with driving test to follow. Includes written and driving requirements, provided free by Overton Training. Class size is limited. Advance registration: www.wvaexpo.com

1-2 p.m. CPR/AED Training. Participants will review and practice emergency procedures that prepare them to act in breathing- and cardiac-related emergencies with adult and pediatric victims.

Demonstrations and practice on mannequins are offered. Includes skills test. AED — Automated External Defibrillator — device operation will be demonstrated. Certificate will be presented upon completion.

5-9 p.m. Dine Around Oregon. Enjoy a unique progressive dinner featuring Oregon foods. Tickets: www.wvaexpo.com


Thursday, Nov. 17


Training

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CORE training. No registration required — 2-4 credit hours. Kaci Buhl of Oregon State University will discuss Worker Protection Standards (2 CORE). In January, new standards for agriculture and forestry operators go into effect. This session will help you determine which WPS requirements apply to your operation and how to comply, including exceptions, restrictions, exemptions, options and examples. New training requirements for employees will also be covered.

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30-4:30 p.m. Pollinator Protection (2 CORE + 1 other). Melissa Scherr, Oregon Department of Agriculture, will talk about pollinator declines, pesticide exposure and developing best management practices. Scherr is developing the Oregon Managed Pollinator Protection Plan. You must attend all three hours; 2 CORE plus 1 Other.



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