Farm Bureau Events

Sept. 28: 14th annual OFB Classic Golf Tourney in Oregon City.

Registration form for golfers.
> Registration form for event sponsors.

October-November: County Farm Bureau Annual Meetings

Oct. 7: Oregon’s Bounty Event at the state capitol, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. OFB Ag Ed Committee will host a booth. Contact: annemarie@oregonfb.org. See the event Facebook page.

Nov. 11-12: Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference, OFB headquarters in Salem. More info to come! Contact jacon@oregonfb.org.

Nov. 14: OFB-hosted lunch & issue update at Willamette Valley Ag Expo in Albany. Contact: tiffany@oregonfb.org, 503.399.1701

Nov. 16: County Farm Bureau Presidents’ Meeting, Salem. Contact: tiffany@oregonfb.org, 503.399.1701

Dec. 5-7: OFB Annual Meeting in Pendleton.  More info to come! Contact tiffany@oregonfb.org.

 Jan. 5-10, 2018: American Farm Bureau Convention & Expo, Nashville, Tenn. Contact tiffany@oregonfb.og, 503.399.1701.

Other Events in the Oregon Ag Community

Free Workshop on Managing Predation on Livestock Planned for Medford, Sept. 8

A free upcoming workshop on integrating non-lethal predation management tools and methods into predation management strategies will focus on wolf predation management. The training will be held in Medford, Oregon, at the Jackson County Health and Human Services, Conference Center, 140 S. Holly St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is being coordinated by USDA- Wildlife Services and Jackson County.

The workshop is free and open to the public.  For planning purposes and to reserve a seat people planning to attend should call the Jackson County Health and Human Services Administration Office (541)-774-7865 or email wardrr@jacksoncounty.org.

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2017 Annual Heritage Barn Workshop

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9am – 4:30pm

Cost is $10 per ticket, includes snacks, beverages, and lunch

Held at OSU Eastern Oregon Agriculture Research Center in Union

372 S 10th St., Union, OR 97883

Purchase tickets at https://restoreoregon.org/event/barn-2017.

For more information, please call 503-243-1923.

On Saturday, October 7, Restore Oregon will host their 2017 Annual Heritage Barn Workshop where barn owners will learn about practical solutions from experts on how to maintain, rehabilitate, and adapt old barns for today’s needs. Learn about the history and technology of barns as well as barn maintenance, adaptive reuse, and preservation. The workshop will also highlight funding options available for owners of heritage barns in Oregon.

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Two farm and ranch succession courses are open for registration!

Both offer in-person and online options, as well as one-on-one succession counseling sessions.  Learn from business and succession professionals, and farmers and ranchers who’ve been through the process.

   > 4-Part Workshop

When: Every other Thursday with light dinner at 6:00pm and workshop from 6:30-8:30pm, plus personal coaching between each course:

  • 11/2 – Overview of farm and ranch succession
  • 11/16 – What’s your farm or ranch really worth?
  • 11/30 – Expert panel (attorney, accountant, banker)
  • 12/14 – Transitions that work: farmer & Dr. Sherri Noxel of OSU’s Austin Family Business Program
  • See workshop Facebook page

Where: Online or in person at the Small Business Development Center, Clackamas Community College, Harmony Community Campus, Room #H-320, 3rd Floor, 7738 SE Harmony Road, Milwaukie, OR  97222

Cost: FREE

Register here or contact Kathryn Nishimoto by e-mail: kathykb@clackamas.edu or by phone: (503) 594-0738.

   > 8-month course 

When: One class per month on Thursdays from 10/26/2017 until 6/14/2018 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Includes personal coaching each month and the 4-part workshop above.

Cost: just $200 per farm or ranch! (valued at $10,000).

Register by contacting Kathy Nishimoto by email: kathykb@clackamas.edu or by phone: (503) 594-0738.

These programs are made possible by Clackamas Small Business Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, Business Oregon, Rogue Farm Corps, and Clackamas County ONEStop.

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