Educational Workshops, Tours & Clinics

Upcoming Programs     .    .    .    .(Last Update: 07/15/2014) 
  1. July 15, 2014  -  Roseburg OR  -  Douglas County Weed Tour:  Aquatic Weed ID & Control.  Carri Pirosko, Integrated Weed Management Coordinator of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, is coordinating the tour this year. The tour will focus on aquatic and riparian weeds. Transportation and applicator license credits will be available to participants. Call Carri at 541-291-2680 for more information.  (Agenda from Carri Pirosko)
  2. Monthly Breakfast and Dinner Educational Meetings
    1. Douglas County 
      1. Summer Picnic - Sunday July 20, 2014 - Henry Estate Winery, Umpqua Oregon
    2. Jackson/Josephine counties
      1. Jackson County Stockman’s Association – Meeting on the 2nd Wed of each month
        1. May 14, 2014 Meeting
      2. June 14th – Pie Social Del Rio Vineyards
      3. July 20th – Ranch Rodeo
    3. Lane County
      1. June-Jul-Aug 2014: No breakfast meetings – Summer Break!
      2. Lane County Livestock Association Summer Picnic (TBA)
      3. September 10, 2014: Lane County Livestock Association Breakfast Educational Program, Springfield OR 6:30 am (TBA)
    4. Linn-Benton County 
      1. June-Jul-Aug 2014: No breakfast meetings – Summer Break!
      2. September 9, 2014: Linn-Benton Livestock & Forages Breakfast Educational Program, Halsey OR, 6:30 am (TBA)
  3. Other Monthly Meetings
    1. Shepherd's Group Monthly Meeting  -  Join us to share techniques and information on raising sheep in the Umpqua Valley. We meet indoors to cover different topics and follow-up with barn visits.  To be placed on the mailing and contact list for the group, please call 541-672-4461 or send email to
      1. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – Topic: Review the publication called “Evaluation of Flock Production”. Find that at  Please try and do an evaluation of your flock before the meeting. At the meeting, we will read a little, discuss, read a little, and discuss.
      2. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - Selecting and Managing Rams – I can present information on Expected Progeny Differences (EPD) and Estimated Breeding Value (EBV) for the genetics discussion. Dr. Paul, could explain the importance of and procedure for the breeding soundness exam at this meeting. For Ram management, here is a fact sheet to review before the meeting:
      3. July 16, 2014 - No meeting. Let’s take a summer break!
      4. June-July 2014: Summer Break (no meetings)
      5. August 2014: (TBA)
  4. More to come, please read below . . . or check our online calendar.



Did you miss an event?  See below for programs held earlier:

 Prior Events:

  • December 5 - 9, 2011:  OSU Beef Industry Tour - Beef Cattle Reproduction & Genetics.  (Various Locations). Time:  4:00-7:30pm.  (more details to be announced).
  • Roseburg:  December 8, 2011 
  • Albany:  December 9, 2011
  • January 19, 2012:  Elkton, Oregon  -  OSU Forage Production and Pasture Management Workshop
  • February 1, 2012:  WEED DAY, 8am-5pm, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg Oregon. 
  • March 2, 2012:  Ultrasound Clinic (Yearling heifers and bulls for carcass characteristic and EPD calculations), Roseburg Oregon area.
  • March, 2012:  AI School (beef cattle) - Albany, Oregon area.
  • April 28,2012:  Douglas County Livestock Association SPRING LIVESTOCK CONFERENCE  -  Roseburg, OR 
    • Saturday; 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
    • Theme:  "Making Cents in Ranching"
  • May 17, 2012: EOARC Beef Cattle Field Day – Burns OR
  • June 12, 2012, Tuesday:  Douglas County Weed Tour (Roseburg vicinity); 8:30 am to 12:00 pm (Noon). 
  • November 14, 2012 - Oregon Forage & Grasslands Council - Fall Forage Conference - North Corvallis, Oregon.   
  • November 29, 2012 - Beef Quality Assurance, Corvallis, Oregon
  • Calving School  -  Wednesday, December 12, 2012  -  Central Point, Oregon
  • January 21, 2013: Lane County Youth Program (Eugene) – Feeding Market Steers and Lambs
  • January 26, 2013: Lane County Livestock Association Annual Banquet (Junction City)
  • January 30, 2013: North Douglas County Winter Program (Elkton) – Livestock Mineral Nutrition
  • February 2, 2013: Sheep and Goat Program (Eugene) – Nutrition for Breeding and Milk Production
  • February 6, 2013:  WEED DAY, 8am-5pm, Douglas County Fairgrounds (Roseburg)
    1. Program Schedule and Details.
  • February 27, 2013:  Parasite Control - The Long Range Forecast  (Roseburg)
  • March 1, 2013: Ultrasound Clinic (Live Evaluation for Carcass Traits) (Roseburg)
  • March 3, 2013: Roseburg Dairy Goat Association Meeting – Plants Poisonous to Goats
  • March 11-12, 2013: Hay and Forage Meetings (Central Point)
  • March 27-29, 2013:  AI in Beef Cattle (Roseburg)
  • April 2, 2013: Oregon Forage & Grasslands Council Annual Meeting and Forage Conference (Albany)
  • April 11, 2013: Reproduction in Beef Cattle - Lane Community College, Eugene Oregon
  • April 13, 2013:  Douglas County Livestock Association SPRING LIVESTOCK CONFERENCE, DC Fairgrounds (Roseburg) Featuring Jim Robb (Livestock Market Info. Center, Denver CO) on “Livestock Markets: Status, Outlook and Issues”; Peter Ballerstedt on Benefits of a Meat Diet; and more!
  • May-June 2013: Douglas County Weed Tour (TBA) 
  • Summer 2013: Reproduction in Sheep (Roseburg, Eugene, and Albany)
  • October 2, 2013: Oregon Forage & Grasslands Council Fall Forage Day (Corvallis) - Free!
  • October 3, 2013: Sheep Pasture Workshop - Grand Ronde, Oregon
  • October 8, 2013: Reducing Labor at Lambing Time  – Webinar. As part of the American Sheep Industry Association’s Grow Our Flock initiative, a webinar entitled Reducing Labor at Lambing Time will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. EDT (4 pm PT). Presenters for the webinar are Philip Berg and Mike Caskey of the Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program and the host is Jay Parsons, Ph.D., Colorado State University and Optimal Ag. The program will discuss labor-saving watering, feeding and bedding systems and present layouts of warm lambing barns and sheep flow options. Interested individuals may register in advance by going online to: A confirmation e-mail message will be sent acknowledging your registration. Or watch as a group at the OSU Extension office in Roseburg.
  • October 8, 2013: Linn-Benton Livestock Breakfast Meeting, Brownsville, OR  6:30am.
  • October 9, 2013: Lane County Livestock Association Breakfast Educational Program, Springfield, OR 6:30 am.
  • October 14, 2013 (6-7 pm in Roseburg):  New Shepherd’s Group is forming in Roseburg. This is a new group of producers and others who will get together to share techniques and information about raising sheep in the Umpqua Valley and discuss management and production issues. This will be the first meeting of the group so this is a good time to come, get acquainted and help plan the who, what, when, and where of the group. TIME:  6 -7 pm at the Douglas County/OSU Extension Office. For more information: Contact Shelby Filley, 541.672-4461 or E-mail.
  • Fall 2013: Basic Concepts and Applications of Livestock Nutrition (Roseburg, Eugene, and Albany)
  • November 11, 2013 - Shepherds' Group 6-8pm  -  Roseburg
  • November 2013: Beef Quality Assurance Training (BQA) several sites in Oregon
    1. Nov 12, 2013 in Dallas, OR – Polk County Extension Office, 289 E Ellendale #301
      For registration and more information – call 503-623-8395 from 4 pm to 7 pm
    2. Nov 13, 2013 in Medford, OR – Black Bear Diner, 1150 E Barnett Rd.
      For registration and more information – call 541-672-4461. The Medford location is during the Jackson County Stockman’s Association meeting, but all are welcome. No host dinner at 6 PM. Program runs from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Free to JCSA members, $20 to non-members.
  • November 15 & 16, 2013: Hay King Contest/Educational Program /Trade Show/BBQ (Central Point) Co-sponsored by the OR Hay & Forage Assoc., SW OR Hay Growers Assoc., and OSU Extension Service 
    1. Friday 12-5 PM – Lunch & Educational Program (2 pesticide credits pending ODA approval) (Free to Hay Assoc. members/$15 for non-members – may be applied towards membership 
    2. Friday 6-9 PM - Board meeting  
    3. Saturday 9 AM to 2 PM Hay King Contest, Trade show, and BBQ Free to all.
  • November 19, 2013:  Sheep & Goat Health: BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF SCRAPIE - Roseburg Oregon.
  • December 2013: OSU Beef Industry Tours 
    1. December 12 – “Nutrition and Health Management in Cow-calf Operations”  - Corvallis
    2. Other dates and locations across Oregon
      1. OSU Beef Industry Tours, December 9 thru 12, 2013, held at Fossil, OR ... The Dalles, OR ...  Klamath Falls, OR ... Corvallis, OR



Example Programs - Vote!




The following list of programs and descriptions are examples of the type of programming and information you can expect from the Regional Livestock and Forages program through OSU Extension Service. Vote! If you see something that particularly interests you, please email me or call to let me know your request to have classes presented in your area. I can put you on a notification list. The programs that get the most requests will be the programs I try hardest to deliver.

Thank you, Shelby Filley (email: or call 541 672 4461)

  1. Beef Cattle Programs
    1. Nutrition in Beef Cattle
      1. Nutrient Assessment Workshops
      2. Livestock Mineral Nutrition
    2. Reproduction in Beef Cattle
      1. Physiology and Anatomy
      2. Cow-Herd Management
      3. OSU Calving Schools
      4. Artificial Insemination of Beef Cattle
    3. Live Animal & Carcass Evaluation (Beef)
      1. Ultrasound Scanning for Carcass Evaluation
      2. Body Condition Score Clinic
    4. Beef Quality and Health
      1. OSU Beef Quality Assurance Programs
      2. Oregon Biosecurity/BVD-PI Screening Program
      3. Beef Health Workshop
    5. Beef Cattle Management
      1. Pre-Conditioning Calves
      2. Stocker Cattle Management
  2. Sheep and Goat Programs
    1. Nutrition
      1. Small Ruminant Nutrition
      2. Mineral Nutrition
    2. Reproduction
      1. Physiology and Anatomy
      2. Flock Reproductive Management
      3. OSU Lambing Schools
    3. Live Animal & Carcass Evaluation
      1. Body Condition Score Clinic
    4. Sheep and Goat Quality and Health
      1. Sheep Safety & Quality Assurance
      2. Internal Parasites
    5. Sheep and Goat Management
      1. Production Basics
  3. Equine Programs
    1. Equine Management Program (typically in the Spring)
  4. Forage Programs
    1. Forage Production
    2. Grazing Management
    3. Fertilizing
    4. Haying
    5. Forage Quality
    6. Weed Control (Weed Day, Weed Tours, and other)
  5. Farm/Ranch Programs
    1. Production Assessment
    2. Fence Building Demonstrations
  6. Other Programs
    1. Douglas County Livestock Association's Spring Livestock Conference (early Spring)
    2. Livestock and forage educational breakfast meetings


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