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 February 5th Polycom OHFA Board meeting had the largest attendance in many years and there was some great discussion.· Although, we did not have anyone show up at the Lake County Extension office and the Experiment Station at Burns, 5 out of the 6 affiliates were represented at this Annual Meeting. Thank you everyone for attending!!! The highlight of the meeting was the election of the new year’s officers:
President: Greg Mohnen
Vice-President: Scott Pierson
Secretary: David King
Treasurer: Lee Fischer
Thank you Scott Pierson for your many years of service as the Oregon Hay and Forage Association President!!!!
Congratulations to Greg Mohnen, new OHFA President
Greg is the ranch manager of The McGinnis Ranch. He was born and raised in South Dakota and served two years in the Army. He moved to Oregon in 1984 and became the ranch manager at The McGinnis Ranch L.L.C. in 2000. He is President of the Central Oregon Hay Growers’ Association, President of the Oregon Hay and Forage Association and does custom haying and farming. He also raises registered Angus cattle.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, 10:30 am, April 12 for the OHFA Spring Meeting. Please contact your local extension office and tell them (and Mylen) to connect you by Polycom or attend at the Prineville Extension Campus in person.
Mylen Bohle 541-447-6228
David Bohnert –Burns 541-573-8910
Bill Buhrig – Ontario 541-881-1417x106
Shelby Filley – SW Oregon 541-672-4461
Peter Schreder – Lake 541-947-6054
John Williams – Wallowa 541-426-3143
Keeley Moxley - Klamath (541) 883-7131
OHFA Association Directory…new production schedule
April 12 – Next Ad Sales Report Due
May 1 – Deadline for changes to membership listings for each region
May 1 – To date ad sales billing
June 1 – Ad sales deadline
June 1 to July 1 – Production of Directory
June 1: Haygrowers directory to the printer
July 15: Final billing in the mail
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-$75.
Oregon Hay & Forage Association (OHFA)
498 SE. Lynn Blvd, Prineville, OR 97754
Ph: 541-447-6228 Fax: 541-416-2115
President: Greg Mohnen Bend – 541-419-5339 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President Scott Pierson Silver Lake – 541-576-2889 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!