Mid-Winter Meeting

The 2022 Mid-Winter Meeting will be held Thursday, January 20, at the Boulder Falls Inn and Conference Center, Lebanon, Ore. Our keynote speaker will be Todd Thompson of MODE Transportation on Addressing Challenges While Remaining Positive.

We will also be offering workshops on January 19 presented by our Associate members, including: Pesticide Safety & Regulation and Stored Product Pests & Invasive Species, by Sprague Pest (eligible for pesticide applicator credits); Seed Labeling Requirements and Phytosanitary Testing/Certificates review with ODA; Contract Terms, Payment Options (such as Letters of Credit), and current Export Document Requirements (such as but not limited to the “new” phyto) with Double River Forwarding; and a demonstration of the OSU Seed eCertification Portal.

Register online or download the agenda and registration form. Payment may be made by check or credit card. Register by January 11, 2022, to avoid late registration fees. If you have any questions, please contact Angie Smith at smith@pacwestcom.com or 503-685-7555.

Lodging reservations are encouraged by Jan. 5 to guarantee OSA rates of $124/night. Call 541-451-1000.

The preliminary meeting agenda is below. Sponsorship packages are also available here.



January 19, 2021: Winter Workshop

12:30–1:00 pm

Block A:
1:00-4:00 pm

Seed Labeling Requirements

One-hour review of Oregon seed labeling requirements; variety vs brand, test/expiration dates, abbreviations and tagging for interstate shipping.
Presented by Oregon Department of Agriculture

Phytosanitary Testing/Certificates

One-hour review of the phytosanitary testing; access forms, request sampling, who to contact, certificates and more.
Presented by Oregon Department of Agriculture

Payment Terms & Letters of Credit

This workshop covers the different types of payment terms in international trade: consignment, open account, documentary collections, letters of credit and cash in advance. We will also explore deeper into letters of credit: content, procedures, banks and fees.
Presented by Double River Forwarding

Block B:
1:00-4:00 pm

Pesticide Safety & Regulation

One-hour review of pesticide labels, parts and interpretation (not always easy!), pesticide math, PPE, using application equipment properly, and Oregon recordkeeping requirements for pesticide applications.
Presented by Sprague Pest Solutions. Eligible for pesticide applicator continuing education credits.

Stored Product Pests & Invasive Species

One hour on the most common stored product pests, their biology, and control. We’ll cover Indian meal moths, cigarette beetles, house mice and deer mice. We will touch on the invasive species that you may see in large numbers and need to be on alert for.
Presented by Sprague Pest Solutions. Eligible for pesticide applicator continuing education credits.

OSU Seed eCertification Portal

Navigating eCertification Portal, submit requests, track samples, create reports, order tags and more.
Presented by Oregon Seed Certification Service and OSU Seed Lab

January 20, 2021: Mid-Winter Meeting

Registration & Breakfast
7:15–8:00 am

Call to Order & Opening Comments
8:00–8:10 am

Keynote Presentation – Addressing Challenges While Remaining Positive
8:10–8:55 am
Todd Thompson, Senior Vice President of MODE Global and MODE Transportation

Vendor Presentations
8:55–9:10 am

General Session
9:10–10:40 am

All members welcome

  • Executive Director Report, Angie Smith, Executive Director
  • ODA Update, Elizabeth Savory & Nate Miller, Ore. Dept. of Agriculture
  • American Seed Trade Association Update, Jordan Gregory, Membership Engagement Manager
  • AgCultured Consulting Services, Karen Withers
  • Pacific Seed Association Update
  • New Business

Break & Exhibitors
10:40–10:55 am


Logistics & Freight
10:55–11:25 am
Chair: Stacy Kuenzi, Mountain View Seeds

  • Abigail Struxness, American Seed Trade Association, Senior Director, International Programs and Policy

Science & Technology
11:25 am–12:15 pm
Chair: Brenda Landis, Allied Seed
Co-Chair: Kate Hartnell, Saddle Butte Ag

  • OSU Seed Certification Update, Dan Curry and Andy Altishin, OSU Seed Certification
  • OSU Lab Update, Dave Stimpson, Lab Manager
  • Northwest Seed Laboratories Update, Rachel Henricks, Henricks Seed Lab
  • Sod Certification Standards, Elizabeth Savory, Ore. Dept. of Agriculture

Lunch & Scholarship Presentations
12:15–1:15 pm

  • Scholarship Awards & Update, Chair: Dustin Withee, Smith Seed Services


Emerging Professionals Subcommittee
1:00–1:15 pm
Chair: Sean Chaney, DLF Pickseed

Data & Production
1:15–1:30 pm
Chair: Lucas Solis, Pure Seed
Co-Chair: Sean Chaney, DLF Pickseed

Associates Subcommittee
1:20–1:50 pm
Chair: Kate Hartnell, Saddle Butte Ag

1:30–2:00 pm
Chair: Joe McAlhany, Ampac Seed

  • Political Climate in Salem & Redistricting Update, Ryan Tribbett & Rick Metzger, Pac/West Lobby Group

Public Relations
2:00–2:25 pm
Chair: James Schneider, Barenbrug USA
Co-Chair: Dustin Withee, Smith Seed Services

Break & Exhibitors
2:25–2:40 pm

Closed Session
2:40–4:45 pm

Active members only

Past Presidents Reception
4:45–6:00 pm

Open to all Past Presidents & registered attendees