First Wednesday Growers meeting at CBARC

On the first Wednesday in January, Betty Klepper, retired ARS researcher, and Tami Johlke will repeat a training session they lead at Washington State University’s Wheat Academy. You will learn how and when winter wheat plants develop specific leaves, tillers, roots, and heading structures. “Reading” a plant tells you when plants were healthy and when they were stressed, and these stages of development can be traced back to calendar dates using growing degree day calculations. If you are new or even “old” to wheat plants, this is a rare opportunity to learn from the researchers that “broke the code” on winter wheat growth and development.

 The “First Wednesday” Lunchtime Discussions – All are welcome to the agricultural research station get together on a monthly basis to talk research findings, issues, ideas, and aspirations. We meet the first Wednesday of every month, from 12:05 to maybe 1pm, in the conference room, 48037 Tubbs Ranch Rd, Adams OR. It is informal, everyone is welcome, and you can leave whenever you need to. Let me know if you would like to be removed from this email list.

Mary K. Corp

Extension Regional Administrator, Columbia Plateau Region

Director of Columbia Basin Ag Research Center

Professor of Crop & Soil Science

PO Box 100 Umatilla Hall, Pendleton, OR 97801

Extension Office 541-278-5403 / CBARC Office 541-278-4415 



Statewide Wheat Marketing Meeting

Join us for an interactive video conference!

Topics: FSA update, Fuel/Fertlizer updates; Marketing outlook, and OWGL industry update

Please contact the location you plan to attend to RSVP your attendance.

Participating Sites

Dunn Carney’s Annual Ag Summit

Legislative preview planned for Dunn Carney’s Annual Ag Summit

 Dunn Carney’s Ninth Annual Ag Summit, to be held January 20, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Salem Convention Center, will feature a legislative preview and panel discussions about emerging trends and changing laws in water resources, employment law, and real estate sales of agricultural land. To learn more or register, visit Dunn Carney’s Ag Summit web page.

This year’s half-day conference will feature agricultural leaders from around the state as well as members of the Dunn Carney Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Team.

The Ag Summit provides farmers, ranchers, processors and retailers with an overview of regulatory developments, legal issues, and best practices in the agriculture industry. 

Dunn Carney’s Ag Team assists clients with most legal issues affecting agribusiness, including property, business, employment, land use, water and other natural resource matters.


Tri-State Commission Meeting

Oregon Wheat Commission Meeting

The focus of the meeting is discussion of 2017-18 OWC Research funding.


Meeting Notice

Malheur Co Growers Workshop/Luncheon

Welcome – County President Ted Buhrig

  • Hannah Kammerer, OSU will speak on varieties


  • Bill Buhrig, OSU Extension on BYDV
  • Blake Rowe, Oregon Wheat CEO – wheat industry update/Election Recap/Legislative update

Door Prizes and adjourn


Gilliam County Ag Day

Ag Day Schedule

Morrow County Growers Workshop and Dinner