Program >> 2017 Speaker Audio Files
Monday, December 4

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Latest La Niña … Winter is Coming!
Phil Volker, Meteorologist, ERF Company, Inc.

The Win-Win for Agriculture – Opportunities with Soil Health, Water Quality and Mitigating the Movement of Micronutrients
Bill Buckner, President and CEO, Noble Foundation

National and International Perspectives of the Global Seed Industry
Joe Funk, Editor, Seed Today

2018 Legislative Update
Katie Fast, Oregonians for Food & Shelter

Succession Planning – Family Forged for the Real World   Michael Stolp, Senior Vice President, Northwest Farm Credit Services

Perspectives on Oregon Agriculture –
Challenges and Opportunities Found in 2017

Alexis Taylor, Director, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Oregon Grass Seed Industry – Research and Chemical Registration Update
Steve Salisbury, Oregon Seed Council Research and Regulatory Coordinator


Tuesday, December 5

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Domestic and International Market Update        
Claus Ikjaer, President and CEO, DLF Pickseed USA, Inc. 

Oregon Perspective on New Zealand's Farming Practices
Jon Iverson, Iverson Family Farms
Hannah Kammeyer, OSU Cereal Variety Outreach Coordinator

Oregon Agriculture and Economic Update
Brent Fetsch, Oregon President, Northwest Farm Credit Services

Merging Issues in Oregon Water Policy
Mary Anne Cooper, Oregon Farm Bureau
When Fear Meets Frustration – How to Discuss Sensitive Subjects and Bridge Gaps of Knowledge
Janice Person, Monsanto    
Making Sense of the Chaos in National Politics – What's Really Going on in D.C.                                   
Scott Rawlins, Director of Regulatory & Government Affairs for Wilbur-Ellis

Recommendations for Controlling Problem Weeds in Grass Seed Production
Dr. Andy Hulting, OSU
Army Worms – What We Know About a Pest That Suddenly Seems to be Everywhere
Tracy Hueppelsheuser, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture

Stem Rust – Re-examining Decision-MakingnTools for More Effective Control
Ryan Hayes, Research Leader, Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit, USDA-ARS
The Responsible Use of Dicamba – Issues to Consider to Stay Out of Trouble  
Mike Odenthal, Lead Pesticide Investigator, ODA

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