The annual two and half day Midyear event is where Oregon cattlemen and women gather to get updates on the latest news in Oregon agriculture, hear from top industry speakers and reconnect with fellow ranchers. Call the Wildhorse Casino at 800-654-9453 to get your room reserved at the Cattlemen rate today!

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View the full event agenda here we have NCBA’s Colin Woodall and the PLC’s Ethan Lane on the agenda, just to name a few!

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Agenda

Wednesday, May 31st

8:00 am to 12:00 pm – Tradeshow move in
1:00 pm  – General Session
1:30 pm – Elizabeth Howard (Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt);Making the Most of Your Water Rights and Getting New Ones.
2:30 pm – Bill Wilber; Update on the deer LOP mule deer issues in Central Oregon followed by a report of the elk damage task force in Western Oregon. Followed by a question & answer session with ODFWF representatives present.
3:30 pm – BEST BALL STYLE GOLF SCRAMBLE
6:00 pm – Cocktail hour in tradeshow room
7:00 pm – Dinner with Keynote Speaker Alexis Taylor, Oregon Director of Agriculture

Thursday, June 1st

7:30 am – Continental style breakfast brought to you by Northwest Farm Credit Services
8:00 am – Marketing Committee Meeting; Zach Wilson of Beef North West
8:00 am – Public Lands Committee Meeting; Matt McElligott on the Blue Mountain Forest Plan
9:00 am – William Scarlett & Randolph Insurance; Fire & livestock insurance policy
10:30 am – Public Lands Council Update by Ethan Lane, the PLC’s Executive Director; PLC’s perspective & work with the new Federal Administration, recommendations, key issues and more!
11:00 am – Western Resource Legal Center Update by Scott Horngren; “Success in the Classroom and the Courtroom”
11:30 am – Pacific Legal Foundation Update by Johanna Talcott; Joint PLF and OCA projects update.
12:00 pm – Oregon Beef Council Lunch featuring a presentation with the Oregon CattleWomen on the Masters of Beef Advocacy Program; An opportunity for beef & dairy producers to step up & be true ‘Agvocates,’ if you will – for the industry & all of the agriculture. The program hinges on the importance for consumers to hear directly from those growing and delivering their food to them. Learn more today!
1:00 pm – Oregon Cattlemen’s Political Update with Jerome Rosa
1:00 pm – Oregon CattleWomen Business Meeting
2:00 pm – International Export and Pricing by Theresa Yoshioka (Oregon Department of Agriculture)
3:00 pm – Northwest Farm Supply Coffee Break
3:30 pm – Beef Cattle Improvement Committee Meeting featuring Leticia Hendeson (Baker/Union Extension Service, Livestock & Range); “Cow Size & Efficiency”
4:25 pm – Improving Ranch Management Using GIS Skills by Sergio Arispe & Leticia Henderson (Baker/Union Extension); Geographic Information Systems offer a promising su8ite of technology & methods that can enhance land & livestock management.
5:00 pm – Cocktail Hour
6:00 pm – Dinner with Keynote Speaker Colin Woodall, the Vice President of Government Affairs with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Friday, June 3rd

7:30 am – Continental Breakfast Option
8:00 am – Cattle Political Action Committee Meeting; Learn more about the 2017 Cattlemen’s Ball!
8:00 am – Animal Health/Brand & Theft Committee Meeting
9:00 am – Masters of Beef Advocacy Training presented by the Oregon CattleWomen and Oregon Beef Council
9:30 am – Oregon Food Bank’s Katie Pearmine; The level of hunger occurring in Oregon currently and what beef donations ae occurring around the state.

10:00 am – General OCA Business Meeting
12:00 pm – Geneseek sponsored boxed lunches
1:00 pm – American Standoff Documentary; A new documentary by AT&T Audience Network highlights the ongoing land dispute topics in the west and focuses on the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon and the injustices placed upon the Hammond Family.
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Tradeshow Move Out