Info from Mylen Bohle: Mark your calendars for
10 am-3 pm on Friday, March 10th is the meeting and you can attend by coming to Crook County Extension Office, or attending at one of the following Extension offices. J This should allow all affiliates to attend.
Harney (EOARC-Burns, actually)
An agenda will be put together by Greg, Scott, David, and Lee and sent out this week (via Mary). But, please contact The Executive Board so they can get your items on the agenda for the day.
These are some agenda items that Greg, Lee, and I came up with so far:
Discussion of 2016 budget,
Tax I.D. #’s needed for all Affiliates by?,
2018 Hay Directory,
OHFA Web Site,
Election of Officers,
2018 Hay King Contest and Forage Day host location,
Affiliate and OHFA Dues,
Membership / Other Affiliates Drive?
Building 2017 budget,
Oregon Forage and Livestock Research Endowment Update,
Need for more Producer Contacts for Oregon Hay Report,
Review of Bylaws,
2017 Legislative Session,
OSU Extension and Ag Experiment Station Update (Budgets),
OHFA Research Update,
Next Meeting Date,
The Wallowa County Annual Meeting is scheduled for Feb. 22 , 11:00, at the Stubborn Mule Restaurant.
Central Oregon Hay Growers Association Annual Meeting is March 18 at Juniper Golf Course in Redmond
For meetings where Polycoms are available make arrangements with your local extension agents first:
Mylen Bohle 541-447-6228
David Bohnert –Burns 541-573-8910
Bill Buhrig – Ontario 541-881-1417×106
Shelby Filley – SW Oregon 541-672-4461
Peter Schreder – Lake 541-947-6054
John Williams – Wallowa 541-426-3143
Crook Country – 541-447-6228
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. Click here for more information on membership.
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
Klamath Basin Hay Growers’ Assn., P.O. Box 1976, Klamath Falls, OR 97603. David King, President, Malin – 541-723-2202 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake County Hay & Forage Assn., PO Box 556, Christmas Valley, OR 97641
Dan Roberts, President – 775-742-0905
Wallowa County Hay Growers’ Assn., 668 NW First, Enterprise, OR 97828
Mark Butterfield, President, Joseph – 541- 805-0909, email@example.com
Western Oregon Hay and Forage Growers
Sara Dinsdale, President, Grants Pass, OR –541-472-8873, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Williams Hyde
Contact me with any news of interest to the organization and/or suggestions for improving the website, directory and newsletters!