Tuesday, Nov. 17

10:00-12:15 CORE I (two credit hours) Santiam Classroom

10:00 Update on pesticide rules and regulations: buffers, label changes and crop groups

11:10 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), pesticides safety, handling spills legally and safely

12:15 Adjourn for lunch - end of part I

2:00-4:15 CORE II (two credit hours) Santiam Classroom

2:00 Mode of action of herbicides and implications for weed management

3:10 Risk reduction & environmental protection

Regulatory issues and off-target liability

Drift Reduction Nozzles

Sponsored by the OSU Extension Service and Willamette Valley ag industry groups

Program developed in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Contact: Linn County Extension Office: 541-967-3871.

Registration: no pre-registration required. Fee: There is an entrance fee to attend Ag Expo (no extra fee to attend this class).

Wednesday, Nov. 18

10:30-11:30 What you need to know about Oregon AED Requirements and Cardiac Emergency Response Plans (Santiam Classroom)

2:00-4:15 Pest and weed control in horticultural crops (two credit hours) (Santiam Classroom)

2:00 Update on control of problem weeds in Willamette Valley Vegetable crops

2:30 Regional pest monitoring - an IPM success story

3:00 Break

3:15 Low-impact and innovative strategies of pest control

3:45 New bug and blights of horticultural crops

Program moderated by Mark Mellbye, OSU Extension Service

Contact: Linn County Extension Office: 541-967-3871.

Registration: no pre-registration required. Fee: There is an entrance fee to attend Ag Expo (no extra fee to attend this class).

3:00-4:30 Basic Tractor Electronics -- Antique Farm Equipment Area, Cascade Building

4:30-5:30 What you need to know about Oregon AED Requirements and Cardiac Emergency Response Plans (Santiam Classroom)

4:30-6:00 Basic Sheet Metal Work -- Antique Farm Equipment Area, Cascade Building

6:00 Linn Soil & Water Conservation District annual meeting (Conference Center)

Featuring Barry Bushue, Oregon Farm Bureau president and vice president of the American Farm Bureau

For tickets, RSVP to Debra.Paul@or.nacdnet.net or 541-926-2483.

6:00-6:45 Save Energy / Save Money (Santiam Classroom)

Exploring ways to identify, develop and get funding for agricultural energy improvement projects, with Tom Simonson, area specialist, USDA-RD, and Terry Johnson, energy program manager, Cascade Pacific RC&D.

7:00-8:30 What Can I Do With My Small Farm? (Santiam Classroom)

This class will help sort out some details and give you much to consider when trying to answer that question. Presented by Melissa Fery, OSU Extension Service.

* Goals for the farm

* Physical resources of the farm

* Family resources and skills

* Type of farm enterprise and crop produced

7:30-9:00 Restoration Q & A -- Antique Farm Equipment Area, Cascade Building

Thursday, Nov. 19

10:00-10:45 Save Energy/Save Money (Santiam Classroom)

Exploring ways to identify, develop and get funding for agricultural energy improvement projects, with Stephanie Page, renewable energy specialist, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Terry Johnson, Energy Program Manager, Cascade Pacific RC&D

Noon Oregon Farm Bureau Luncheon (Conference Center)

Oregon Farm Bureau presents:

Our livelihoods at stake: From D.C. to Salem, public policies that impact your farm's success

RSVP to Tiffany Nino, 503-399-1701 ext. 301, or tiffany@oregonfb.org. Seating will be limited.

2:00-4:20 Seed coatings and pest control issues in grain and seed crops (two credit hours) (Santiam Classroom)

2:00 Seed coatings for insect and disease control

3:10 Break

3:20 ZP rodenticide and goose issues

3:45 The 10 most troublesome weeds in field crops and their identification

Program moderated by Mark Mellbye, OSU Extension Service, 541-967-3871

Contact: Linn County Extension Office, 541-967-3871.

Registration: no pre-registration required. Fee: There is an entrance fee to attend Ag Expo (no extra fee to attend this class).

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