Looking Forward, Rooted in Tradition – 2015 OWA Annual Meeting

Posted on: February 4th, 2015

by Marie Bowers

The Central Oregon Women for Agriculture chapter has an exciting annual meeting and conference planned for March 5-7, 2015 in Madras at the Inn at Cross Keys Station. Our theme “Looking Forward, Rooted in Tradition” will feature guest speakers including Oregon Land Legacy, Kathy Jones and her sisters of Seneca Sawmill/Companies. Agricultural tours of the area are also scheduled. Deadline for registration is 2/15! Registration Form

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, March 5                  

6 – 8 pm    Hospitality Suite – Social Mixer (drinks & hors d’ouvres)

Friday, March 6                                   

7:30 – 8:30 am   Registration

7:30 – 8:30 am   Breakfast (provided by hotel as part of your stay)

8:30 – 9 am        Welcome – OWA Business agenda, budget, bylaws, nominations presented

9 – 9:30 am        Speaker -Johanna Symons, Symons Feedlot

9:30 – 10 am      BREAK/ Leave for Tour by 9:45am

10 – 10:45am      Tour: Central Oregon Seed Inc, Mike Weber

11 – 12 pm        Tour: Central Oregon Livestock Auction (COLA) & Green’s Feedlot

Noon – 1 pm      Lunch at COLA– sit with someone new!

1:15 – 1:45 pm   Tour: Country Vines hydroponics greenhouse for tomatoes and lettuce, Avila Family

2:00 – 3:30 pm   Tour: Opal Springs Water Source, Opal Springs Farms Tour & Hay Export, Vern & Karen Bare

3:30 – 5:30 pm   Free Time – options include:

Touring the Air Museum

Shopping in downtown Madras

6 – 6:30 pm       Social Hour (No host bar)

6:30 – 8 pm       Dinner and Keynote Speakers: Oregon Land Legacy Project; Kathy, Becky and Jody Jones (Seneca Companies)

8 – 10 pm          Hospitality Suite will be Open

Saturday, March 7                    

7:30 – 8:30 am   Registration

7:30 – 8:30 am   Breakfast

8:30 – 8:50 pm   Holly McLane, wife of Oregon State Representative, Mike McLane

8:50 – 12 pm    OWA Business Meeting Resumes:

Updates – 5 minutes each

Summer Ag Institute, Debbie Crocker

Newspapers in Education, Hannah Brause

Ag in the Classroom Foundation, Darcy Kirk/Jessica Budge

10:30 – 10:45 am     BREAK

Continue Agenda

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