We are excited to announce that the Columbia Basin Cereal Seminar and Sustainable Ag Forum is joining forces with the Farm Fair and Trade Show in Hermiston this November 29th to present a full day of cereal educational presentations. The cereal sessions will feature topics about diseases, insects, and production practices for both dryland and irrigated cereal producers from cereal experts from Oregon and Washington. Get the latest information as researchers and extension specialists share results from 2012 field trials along with the latest information on new variety development and a variety of other topics.
If you have not ever attended the Hermiston Farm Fair and Trade Show – it will run from Wednesday, November 28, through Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Hwy 395. The Farm Fair is an agricultural forum co-sponsored by OSU Extension Service, the Agriculture Committee and the Greater Hermiston Chamber of Commerce. More than 50 agriculture-related businesses from around the region will be displaying their wares and services, both inside and outside the Conference Center. Agriculture-related seminars are offered all three days.
The Potato Production Seminar is all day Wednesday on the main stage. The General Session will run concurrently in the Altrusa Room. As mentioned, Thursday the Cereal Session will cover wheat and corn on the main stage. Thursday morning in the Altrusa room in the General Session continues. Pesticide Core credits can be earned Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Friday morning the general Pesticide Session will have pesticide recertification credits on the main stage.
All sessions are free to attendees except for a $10.00 fee for Core Programs. No pre-registration is required. Oregon, Washington and Idaho pesticide recertification credits will be available, in addition to CCA credits. An at-a-glance agenda is available and a full Farm Fair agenda with pesticide credit hours will be available by mid to late November.
The Hermiston Farm Fair Banquet will be held on Thursday night at Desert River Inn. Dinner will be prime rib, $25 per person. A no-host social hour will begin the evening at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment will be by the Buttercreek Boys. Tickets are available from the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce.
The Farm Fair is also a great opportunity to gain knowledge and visit with friends and neighbors over a variety of freshly prepared refreshments courtesy of our local food processors. Come and treat yourself at the 39th Annual Hermiston Farm Fair.