Events 2018-01-19T17:15:07+00:00

Farm Bureau Events

Feb. 5: WAC Legislative Reception & Workshop, 10 am – 3 pm, Oregon State Capitol. Get event flyer.

For more information about any Young Farmers & Ranchers event listed below, contact YF&R Chair Jenny Freeborn at jennffa@hotmail.com or OFB’s Jacon Taylor at jacon@oregonfb.org.

Clackamas and Marion County YF&R Meeting
Jan. 16

Oregon YF&R Winter Committee Meeting
Jan 19, 2018 – Jan 21, 2018

AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference
Feb 16, 2018 – Feb 19, 2018

Tentative* BC, Canada Exchange Tour
Mar 16, 2018 – Mar 18, 2018

Oregon YF&R at the Oregon FFA Convention!
Mar 23, 2018 – Mar 26, 2018

Other Events in the Oregon Ag Community

 

 

Dunn Carney Ag Summit

Friday, January 26, 2018
Salem Convention Center
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Register Now at DunnCarney.com

 

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) Trainings 

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) was finalized in November of 2015. This  new rule sets the first-ever federal regulatory standards for the production, harvest, and handling of fruits and vegetables in an effort to prevent microbial contamination and reduce foodborne illnesses. The rule specifies that on every farm at least one supervisor or responsible party must successfully complete a food safety training at least equivalent to the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training.

Exemptions and exclusions – are you covered? Register using the links below, or by visiting the
Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training webpage

Cost to register: $25

 

January 24, 2018
North Willamette Research & Extension Center
Trainers: Connie Landis Fisk,
Luisa SantaMaria, Joy Waite-Cusic, Jovana Kovacevic
January 26, 2018
Best Western Hood River Inn
Trainers: Connie Landis Fisk,
Craig Mallon, Zena Edwards, Scotty Parrish
Even if your farm or operation isn’t covered by the rule, this low-cost, up-to-the-minute training is a great opportunity for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in:

  • Best food safety practices for growing, harvesting and packing produce,
  • Key Requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule

In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module.

This full-day training will cover:

  • Introduction to produce safety
  • Worker health, hygiene, and training
  • Soil amendments
  • Wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use
  • Agricultural water
  • Post-harvest handling and sanitation
  • How to develop a farm food safety plan

There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.

Benefits of attending the course
The course provides a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of:

  • Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm
  • How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm
  • Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one
  • Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them

 

 

2018 Agritourism Conference.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 8:30am-3:00pm

WHERE: The Oregon Garden, Orchid Room, 895 W. Main Street, Silverton

COST: $20 per person, includes lunch

REGISTRATION: Here!

 

Oregon Farm to School Summit
Jan. 25-26, Silverton

 

Dunn Carney Eastern Oregon Ag Summit

Friday, February 23, 2018
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Blue Mountain Community College
Pendleton, Oregon

 

Oregon Small Farms Conference

Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis at the LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Saturday, February 24, 2018