2017 Organic Crops Section

Organic Crops Section

January 10, 2017

Chris Becker, Chairperson

 Buffet Breakfast in Exhibitor Pavilion 7:00 am to 8:30 am, included with registration

8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome and Announcements – Michelle Armstrong, President, NWHS
8:40 Door prizes – Session Chairperson – Chris Becker
8:50 * Transitioning to Organic farming – Drew Katz, Oregon Tilth
9:30 New Organic Extension program at OSU: priorities for annual Organic crops R&E – Nick Andrews, OSU Organic Extension
10:00 Exhibitor Break & Door Prizes
10:30 * Black Leg and light leaf spot research and management in Oregon organic vegetables – Cindy Ocamb, OSU Department of Botany & Plant Pathology.
11:10 * Blackleg and light leaf spot research and management in UK organic vegetables – Faye Ritchie, ADAS, Wolverhampton, England
12:00 Buffet Luncheon in Exhibitor Pavilion.

Winter Squash tasting with Timothy Wastell (paid for by Alex Stone grant)

Door prizes before and after lunch.

1:15 Nutrient management for organic berry production – Javier Fernandez-Salvador, OSU Small Farms Extension
1:55 Cover crop grower panel: Jim Bronec (Praying Mantis Farm), Ryan Koch (Koch Legacy Farms) and John Yeo (Gathering Together Farm)
2:50 Climate change and unusual weather in the PNW: potential impacts on agriculture – Kathie Dello, Associate Director, OCCRI and Oregon Climate Services
3:30 Federal ag policy update & listening session: access to farmland, the future of sustainable ag R&E funding, and the 2018 Farm Bill – Congressman Earl Blumenauer by video, Megan Horst, Portland State University, Lauren Gwin, OSU Extension, and Nellie McAdams, Rogue Farm Corps

Handouts from Session

The Future of Oregon’s Farmland Brief Report  Click here for the full report 

Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program (one-pager)

SARE: Advancing the Frontier of Sustainable Agriculture in Oregon

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education in FY 2017 Appropriations (one-pager)

4:15 Door Prizes and Adjourn. Please visit the Exhibitor Pavilion.

* 2 hours of pesticide re-certification credits approved

2.5 CCA credits approved