The Oregon Hay and Forage Association will:
Publish an annual membership hay directory booklet for market promotion.
Sponsor the annual Oregon Hay & Forage Hay King Contest.
Publish the "Oregon Hay & Forage Association" newsletter.
Work voluntarily with USDA Market News Service to develop and maintain Oregon Hay Market Reports.
Co-sponsor and promote forage education through forage conferences, workshops, and field days.
Work with Oregon State University forage research and extension programs to serve in an advisory capacity to forage related programs in Oregon.
Actively promote a working relationship with ODA/EPA as a forage advisor for pesticide use, organic certification, IPM, and other regulated areas.
The Southwestern Oregon Hay Growers Association will be hosting the 2014 Hay King Contest at the Jackson County Expo Mace Building in Central Point on November 14th and 15th. They will follow the same format as last year. Friday there will have an educational program and trade show, and Saturday will be the contest. Friday's schedule is tentatively from 12pm-5pm with a board meeting after from 6pm-9pm, and Saturday's contest will be from 9am to 4pm. Check back for a more detailed itinerary once they havethe logistics worked out. Lunch will be available Friday, and breakfast and lunch Saturday.
November 3 is the deadline for samples into K. Falls.
Please save the date and mark your calendars!! Entry forms and contest details are here.
(541)-441-1587 or (541)-472-8873
The meeting can be broadcast via Polycom to your local Extension Office by reservation. Please contact email@example.com or 541-672-4461 and let her know at which office you want to join the meeting so she can set it up.
Polycoms Make Attending OHFA State Board Meetings Easy
Mylen Bohle, with the Central Oregon OSU Extension Service, has been trying to figure out how more board members from other distant affiliates (depending upon who is hosting the board meeting) could / would participate in the state board meetings via Polycoms. They are available in each region by contacting your local extension service. With the Polycoms, we can see and hear you, and you can see and hear us. They are easy to connect up. The Polycoms would allow any affiliate president and board members, and any other interested OHFA members to participate, when a particular state board meeting is too far away to travel to because of time and expense. As long the Polycom room is available and reserved ahead of time in an affiliate’s county Extension office, then every affiliate should be able to attend the meetings.
WHO WE ARE
We are a group of forage producers, agribusiness representatives, researchers and extension agents dedicated to promoting the forage industry in Oregon.
To serve as the sole voice for forage focused agriculture in Oregon in order to educate the policy makers and the public.
To work with other agriculture organizations, i.e. Oregon Cattlemen's Association, Farm Bureau, and Oregonians for Food and Shelter.
To support education, research and technical assistance which promotes the environmentally sustainable production of forages and agriculture.
To promote networking and marketing among forage producers, buyers, exporters and advisors, so producers will gain marketing advantages for their forages.
All people interested in forages are invited to join with us by contacting your nearest Oregon Hay & Forage Association representative listed. Membership in your local affiliate entitles you also to be a member of OHFA. Dues range from $40-$70.
Oregon Hay & Forage Association (OHFA)
498 SE. Lynn Blvd, Prineville, OR 97754
Ph: 541-447-6228 Fax: 541-416-2115
President: Scott Pierson Silver Lake – 541-576-2889 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President: Greg Mohnen Bend – 541-419-5339 email@example.com
Secretary: David King Malin – 541-723-2202 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Lee Fischer Bend– 541-410-4495, email@example.com
AFFILIATES & CONTACTS
Central Oregon Hay Growers’ Assn. 498 S. E. Lynn Blvd., Prineville, OR 97754
Greg Mohnen, President Bend – 541-389-7827 www.hayfinder.org
Harney County Hay & Forage Assn., EOARC 67826 A Hwy 205, Burns, OR 97720
Tony Svejcar, contact, Burns – 541-573-8901 firstname.lastname@example.org
Klamath Basin Hay Growers’ Assn., P.O. Box 1976, Klamath Falls, OR 97603
David King, President, Malin – 541-723-2202 email@example.com
Lake County Hay & Forage Assn., PO Box 556, Christmas Valley, OR 97641
Joe Baertlein, President – 541-947-2323 jbaertlein@wildbluenet
Wallowa County Hay Growers’ Assn., 668 NW First, Enterprise, OR 97828
Mark Butterfield, President, Joseph – 541- 805-0909, firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Oregon Hay and Forage Growers
Sara Dinsdale, President, Grants Pass, OR –541-472-8873, email@example.com
Mary Williams Hyde
Contact me with any news of interest to the organization and/or suggestions for improving the website, directory and newsletters!
For those of you who truck hay into California here is a link to the Diesel Risk Reduction Program