56th Annual Meeting of the North Willamette Horticulture Society

The NWHS annual meeting will be held at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds January 11, 12, and 13, 2011. Download the entire agenda, registration form, and find information for vendors at the NWREC website.

The Organic Crops Section on Tuesday, January 11

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration

8:30 am Welcome, Introductions, Announcements
and Door Prizes - Tim Parsons,
President, NWHS

8:55 am Trends in Organic Production - Chris
Schreiner, Executive Director, Oregon
Tilth, Inc., Corvallis

9:15 am Organic Fresh Market Report - Bruce
Silverman, Regional VP, Whole Foods
Market, Portland

9:35 am ODA Farm to School Program -
Michelle Markestyn-Ratcliffe, Manager,
Farm to School Program, Ag Development
& Marketing Division, ODA, Portland

new resource for growers - Alex
Stone, Extension Vegetable Specialist,
OSU, Corvallis

10:05 am Exhibitor Break & Door Prizes

10:30 am Nitrogen Management - Dan Sullivan,
Soil Scientist, OSU, Corvallis

11:10 am *Organic IPM and Maximizing Habitat
for Beneficial Insects - Paul C. Jepson,
Director, Integrated Plant Protection
Center, OSU, Corvallis

12:00 pm Buffet Luncheon in Exhibitor Pavilion.
Door Prizes before and after lunch.

1:00 pm Identifying Barriers for Small and
Medium Sized Farms in the North
Willamette Valley - Jim Julian, Ag Economist, NWREC, Aurora & Beth Emshoff,
Director, Oregon Open Campus & Urban
Specialist, OSU Extension Service, Portland

1:20 pm Establishing Organic Blueberry Plantings:
Soil Preparation, Weed Management
and Irrigation - Gil Buller, Senior
Research Assistant, NWREC, Aurora

2:00 pm Adapting Cover Crops to Vegetable
Rotaions - Andy Bary, Senior Scientific
Assistant, WSU Puyallup Research and
Extension Center, Puyallup Washington

2:40 pm *Efficacy of Organically Approved Pesticides:
Current Knowledge and Future
Prospects - Joe DeFrancesco, Oregon IR-
4 Project-State Liaison Representative,
OSU, Corvallis

3:30 pm Door Prizes and Adjourn. Please visit
the Exhibitor Pavilion

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 8:00am - Thu, 01/13/2011 - 3:45pm
Clackamas County Fairgrounds
United States