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Westside Pasture Calendar Training

Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Westside Pasture Calendar Training 2017


Oregon State University and Washington State University invite “advanced-level” pasture managers to attend the  

OREGON locations - dates

Coquille - November 14  

Roseburg - November 15

Rickreall - November 16

Tillamook - November 17

A multi-agency and multi-disciplinary team was awarded a PDP grant from Western SARE to host a total of eight training events in western Oregon and Washington in 2017 – 2018 focused on training ag professionals. The team has developed and now published the Westside Pasture Calendar as a PNW Extension Bulletin through the University of Idaho, Oregon State University and Washington State University.

The Calendar summarizes key concepts for good decision making and pasture management concepts for westside pasture and livestock producers. Training ag professional is the best means to extend the information and bring the Calendar life. With today’s professional facing limited travel and low budgets, the team approached WSARE with the idea of bringing the training to key westside locations for intensive, 8 am until 5 pm training workshops. The training events will take place November 14 – 17 at Coquille, Roseburg, Rickreall and Tillamook, OR, respectively. Starting December 5 – 8 at Mount Vernon, Port Hadlock, Olympia and Vancouver, WA, respectively, will complete this opportunity for Pasture Calendar training.

A very intensive training schedule has been developed for this one-day event. Training starts with an overview of westside pastures, Calendar overview, Calendar details 1 (macro view), Calendar details 2 (micro view), westside pasture grasses and legumes, westside soils and fertility, grazing management and animal performance, then wrapping up training with attendees participating in different westside pasture situations and challenges. Greenhouse grown seedlings of adapted grasses and legumes will be viewed during lunch and there will be multiple evaluations throughout the day. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day, including lunch, all at no cost to attendees. Trainees will be provided with a pasture stick, designed for westside pasture conditions and USB drives with the Calendar, presentations and other resources uploaded.

To attend the Calendar training and to view the agenda, please visit www.eventbrite.com and search “Pasture Calendar Training” or visit the URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pasture-calendar-training-tickets-38046264401

The training agenda is found at the site. If you have any questions, please contact: in Oregon: Gene Pirelli (971) 612-0027; gene.pirelli@oregonstate.edu and in Washington: Steve Fransen (509) 786-9266; fransen@wsu.edu.

Polk County Fairgrounds
Gene Pirelli
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