Mid-Winter Meeting

The 2023 Mid-Winter Meeting events will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18 and Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the Boulder Falls Inn and Conference Center, Lebanon, Ore. Register online or download the agenda and registration form. Payment may be made by check or credit card.

REGISTER HERE               DOWNLOAD FORMS HERE

Registration must be received by January 10, 2023, to avoid late registration fees. If you have any questions, please contact Angie Smith at smith@pacwestcom.com or 503-685-7555.

Hotel room reservations can be made by calling the Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn at 541-451-1000. Reserve by December 18, 2022, for group rates of $129/night, and reference Oregon Seed Association Winter Meeting.

The preliminary agendas are below.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

January 18, 2023: Winter Workshop

12:30 pm
Registration Opens

1:00-1:50 pm
OSA 101
In this workshop we’ll explore the Oregon Seed Association: who we are, what we do, and how we support our membership. We will discuss how you can implement the OSA committees to tackle concerns and issues within the industry and how you can be involved.
Presented by Oregon Seed Association

2:00-4:00 pm
Block A:
Intro to Advocating
Learn how to get involved in advocacy, handle a meeting with an elected official and/or staff, how to tell your story, and make an effective case to policymakers. This workshop will give you the confidence and skills to advocate for agriculture in Oregon.
Presented by Pac/West Lobby Group

Letters of Credit
Help alleviate your fears and confusion about letters of credit by attending this workshop with more in-depth coverage and examples of documentation, procedures, and navigating banks and fees.
Presented by Double River Forwarding

2:00-4:00 pm
Block B:
Risk Management
This workshop will identify and analyze industry specific risk and discuss how to develop a tailored risk management plan for your company. You will also have then opportunity to ask questions and hear from an industry leader in the seed insurance sector.
Presented by Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions & Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Blocking and Bracing
This workshop will be beneficial for any employees responsible for supervising and/or loading cargo for transport. Discussion will include regulations/liability related to shipping, understanding the forces that may affect your cargo, and a live demonstration of proper blocking and bracing techniques.

Presented by MODE Transportation

January 19, 2023: Mid-Winter Meeting

7:15 am
Registration & Breakfast
Exhibit Hall Opens

8:00 am
Call to Order
Keynote Presentation
Nicole Hindes, Director, Basic Needs Center, Oregon State University
Integrating leaders within your company and the organization, and maximizing your employees’ abilities and effectiveness. How to create engagement and a collaborative environment within the organization.

General Session
All members welcome

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Science & Technology
Chair: Brenda Landis, Allied Seed
Co-Chair: Joe McAlhany, AMPAC Seed Company

Logistics & Freight
Chair: Stacy Kuenzi, Mountain View Seeds
Co-Chair: Karen Withers, AgCultured Consulting

Lunch

Scholarship Presentations
Chair: Jake Stockfleth, Oregon Seed Cleaning
Co-Chair: Brenda Landis, Allied Seed

Data & Production
Chair: Sean Chaney, DLF USA, Inc.
Co-Chair: Kristen Haskett, SiteOne Landscape Supply

Legislative
Chair: Lucas Solis, Pure Seed
Co-Chair: Kate Hartnell, Saddle Butte Ag

Public Relations
Chair: Doug Pickles, Lewis Seed Co.

Associates Subcommittee
Chair: Kate Hartnell, Saddle Butte Ag

Closed Session
Active members only

5:00 pm
Past Presidents Reception
Open to all Past Presidents & registered attendees