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Oilseed workshops next week


Three oilseed workshops are being offered this winter, according to Karen Sowers, Extension & Outreach Specialist for Oilseeds, at WSU’s Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Those who haven’t already registered are asked to do so now, so an accurate lunch count can be provided to the caterers. For the Hartline workshop next week, attendance figures will be submitted to the caterer on Monday evening. The cost for each workshop is $20 for a full day of informative, interactive sessions, lunch and all refreshments. Pesticide and CCA credits are available. Please visit the website for complete information, including registration, agendas and flyers.

Another exciting opportunity associated with these workshops is an invitation to attend a roundtable meeting to discuss multi-state interest in forming a Pacific Northwest Canola Grower Association. Jeff Scott, president of the U.S. Canola Association who farms in Oklahoma, several members of the Willamette Valley Oilseed Producers Association and Curtis Hennings (a Washinton state producer-member of USCA) will attend to provide information about the USCA and the value other canola production regions have seen from forming their grower associations.

Two meetings will be held Wednesday, February 1, one in Ritzville at The Ritz Roadhouse, 1604 S. Smittys Blvd. at 9 a.m. and the other in Clarkston at the Quality Inn and Suites conference room, 700 Port Drive at 3 p.m.

Those unable to attend either of the February 1 meetings but nevertheless interested in the formation of a PNW Canola Grower Association, are asked to send their contact information to:

Anna Scharf, President of the Willamette Valley Oilseed Association at or by calling 503-435-7743.


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