Below is a Draft Program for the 10th International Herbage Seed Group Conference. Please check back as details are subject to changes. Click here to download a PDF of the draft program.

Time Agenda
Sunday May 12th Welcome to Oregon – The Duniway Portland Hotel
6:00 PM Reception – Thomas Chastain, IHSG President and Oregon State University

Welcome by Alexis Taylor, Director, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Monday May 13th Pre-Conference Tour
8:00 AM Depart from the Duniway Portland Hotel
Crimson Clover Seed Field
Red Clover Herbicide Trial
11:00 Lunch and Tour – McCarthy Research Farm
2:00 Ruddenklau Farm Visit
5:00 Arrive in Corvallis

Drop off and check-in – Marriott Courtyard Inn/Hilton Garden Inn

6:30 Dinner – Corvallis Welcome Reception – Marriott Courtyard Inn
Tuesday May 14th Conference Day 1
7:30 AM Registration – LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University
8:25 Seed Production Oral Presentations
8:30  (6 speakers)
10:00 Poster Session and Break
10:40 Seed Development and Harvest Efficiency Oral Presentations
10:45  (4 speakers)
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Workshop 1 Pest Management; or Seed Lab/USDA Tour
4:00 IHSG Executive Meeting
5:00 Happy Hour – LaSells Stewart Center
6:00 Dinner – LaSells Stewart Center
Wednesday May 15th Seed Industry Day and Keynote Speakers (Conference Day 2)
7:30 AM Registration – LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University
8:25 Keynote Session Chair, Thomas Chastain
8:30 William Meyer, Rutgers University, USA
9:00 Carol Mallory-Smith, Oregon State University, USA
9:30 Poster Session and Break
9:55 Keynote Session Chair
10:00 Richard Chynoweth, Foundation for Arable Research, New Zealand
10:30 René Gislum, Aarhus University, Denmark
11:00 Panel Discussion – Thomas Chastain, Moderator
11:30 Depart for Hyslop Farm
12:00 Lunch at Hyslop Farm, Oregon State University
1:00 Hyslop Farm Field Day/Equipment Show
5:00 Depart for Rogue Farms
6:00 Dinner – Rogue Farms
Thursday May 16th Conference Day 3
7:30 AM Registration – LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University
8:25 Pest Management Oral Presentations
8:30  (4 speakers)
9:30 Poster Session and Break
9:55 Genetics and Breeding Oral Presentations
10:00  (4 speakers)
11:00 IHSG Business Meeting
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Workshop 2 On-farm Seed Production Research, Silverton Hills
5:00 Depart for Tyee Winery
6:30 Delegates Dinner – Tyee Winery
Friday May 17th Post-Conference Tour Day 1
8:00 AM Depart for Central Oregon
11:30 Lunch – Smith Rock State Park
1:00 Madras – Central Oregon seed production and research
5:00 Dinner – Madras
8:00 Lodging – The Dalles
Saturday May 18th Post-Conference Tour Day 2
7:30 AM Depart for La Grande
12:00 Arrive in La Grande – Lunch Blue Mt Seeds
1:00 Grande Ronde Valley – seed production and research
5:00 Depart Grande Ronde Valley
6:00 Dinner and Lodging – Pendleton
Sunday May 19th Post-Conference Tour Day 3
7:30 AM Depart for Multnomah Falls and Portland International Airport
12:00 Arrive Portland International Airport