Oregon Agriculture Chemicals & Fertilizer Association

Oregon Agriculture Chemicals & Fertilizer Association is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to promote the safe use of agricultural chemicals and fertilizer products and to advocate on behalf of those involved with the manufacture, sale, and application of these products.

OACFA’s goals include providing educational programs to users of agricultural chemicals and fertilizers in order to assure their safe application and protection of the environment. These programs promote awareness and adherence to all appropriate state and federal regulations and procedures regarding the use of agricultural pesticides and fertilizers.
OACFA’s goals also include enhancing public awareness of the need for and the associated benefits of agricultural chemicals and fertilizers.
Membership

Benefits

Benefits to being a member of Oregon Agriculture Chemicals & Fertilizer Association include legislative representation, access to industry specific training, and industry information. OACFA distributes electronic newsletters about industry issues, available resources, updates on recent legislation or changes to regulatory requirements. Each fall OACFA sponsors a series of seminars — Safety & Stewardship Seminars. The Seminars emphasize the safe, effective and legal application of pesticides, as well as environmental protection. Private growers, custom applicators, and other users of pesticide products, such as landscape personnel and pest control operators also benefit from this continuing education opportunity. Seminar attendees receive recertification credits to properly maintain their applicator licenses in Oregon and adjoining states. OACFA electronic newsletters provide frequent reminders about other continuing education programs and resources throughout the year.

Fees

Individual: $25/year

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Corporate: $125/year

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Small businesses with no more than 3 employees. For larger businesses, dues are $125 plus $25 per person for more than 3 employee/corporate members. Our online registration offers you the option of either paying by credit card through PayPal or requesting an invoice to be forwarded by mail.

Oregon Agriculture Chemicals & Fertilizer Association
Safety Seminars

The 2019 Safety & Stewardship Seminar offers something for anyone involved with the use of crop protection products. This year’s topics will cover Worker Protection Standards, Pollinator Protection, Calibration & Personal Protective Equipment, Water Quality & Endangered Species Act, plus ODA’s Review of Laws & Regulations. Full agendas will be posted as soon as all speakers are confirmed.

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General

Cancellations must be received 7 days in advance of the seminar. Substitutions or transfers are accepted anytime in advance of the seminar day. Call 503-370-7024 for credit card processing.

Fees

Before October 25, 2019
$130 per person

After October 25, 2019
(or walk-in registration)
$155 per person.

Available Credits

9 Credit Hours (5 Core, 4 Other) from Oregon Department of Agriculture
8 Continuing Education Hours from Oregon Landscape Contractors Board

Credit applications are still pending with Idaho, California and Washington. If you are interested in CCA credits, contact OACFA.

Requirements

Private Applicator

  • 16 credit hours at the end of the 5-year certification period
  • 4 of the 16 credits must be Core credits
  • Maximum accumulation per year is 8 hours

Public/Commercial/Consultant

  • 40 credit hours at the end of the 5-year certification period
  • Maximum accumulation per year is 15 hours

Apprentice

  • 8 credit hours each licensing period (From date of license issue to December 31 of the year license is issued)
  • 4 of the 8 credits must be Core credits
  • Credit hours will only be applied to active licenses
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Dates & Locations
Oregon Agriculture Chemicals & Fertilizer Association

Tuesday
November 5, 2019

Pendleton, Oregon
Red Lion Hotel
304 SE Nye Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801

541.276.6111
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TENTATIVE AGENDA
  • 8:00 am – 8:50 am
    Herbicides that Mimic Plant Hormones
    Allan S. Felsot, Ph.D., WSU, Entomology & Environmental Toxicology

  • 8:50 am to-9:40 am
    A Comprehensive Overview of the Worker Protection Standard
    Janet Fults, Consultant

  • 9:40 am – 10 30 am
    Getting Tough with Pests & Going Soft on Pollinators
    Andony Melathopoulos, Ph.D., Pollinator Health Extension, OSU, Dept. of Horticulture

  • 10:30 – 10:45 am
    Break

  • 10:45 – 11:35 am
    ODA Updates & Lessons Learned
    Laurie Gordon, Certification/Registration Specialist, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture

  • 11:35 am – 12:25 pm
    Yellow Jacket Control – Tips n’ Tricks
    Chris Winson. Technical Director, Axiom Eco-Pest Control

  • 12:25 – 1:25 pm
    Lunch

  • 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
    Roadside Herbicide Applications
    Will Lackey, Vegetation Management Coordinator, Oregon Dept. of Transportation

  • 2:20 pm – 3:10 pm
    Preventing Pesticide Resistance
    Ashley Thompson, OSU, Mid-Columbia Horticultural Extension

  • 3:10 – 3:25 pm
    Break

  • 3:25 pm – 4:15 pm
    Did you catch my Drift?
    Drew Lyon, PhD, WSU, Endowed Chair Small Grains Extension & Research, Weed Science

  • 4:15 pm – 5:05 pm
    The Properties, Environmental Fate and Applications of Soil Fumigant
    Ray Qin, OSU, Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Oregon Agriculture Chemicals & Fertilizer Association

Wednesday
November 6, 2019

Eugene, Oregon
Valley River Inn
1000 Valley River Way
Eugene, OR 97401

541.743.1000
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TENTATIVE AGENDA
  • 8:00 – 8:50 am
    Getting Tough with Pests & Going Soft on Pollinators
    Andony Melathopoulos, Ph.D., Pollinator Health Extension, OSU, Dept. of Horticulture

  • 8:50 – 9:40 am
    ODA Updates & Lessons Learned
    Laurie Gordon, Certification/Registration Specialist, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture

  • 9:40 – 10:30 am
    Risk Communication from the National Pesticide Information Center
    Amy Cross, Faculty Research Assistant, OSU, Agricultural Sciences/Environmental & Molecular Toxicology

  • 10:30 – 10:45 am
    Break

  • 10:45 – 11:35 am
    A Comprehensive Overview of the Worker Protection Standard
    Janet Fults, Consultant

  • 11:35 – 12:25 pm
    Roadside Herbicide Applications
    Will Lackey, Vegetation Management Coordinator, Oregon Dept. of Transportation

  • 12:25 – 1:25 pm
    Lunch

  • 1:30 – 2:20 pm
    Yellow Jacket Control – Tips n’ Tricks
    Chris Winson, Technical Director, Axiom Eco-Pest Control

  • 2:20 – 3:10 pm
    Enabling sustainable Pesticide Use to comply with the ESA
    Philip Janney, Research Associate, OSU Dept. of Environmental/Molecular Toxicology

  • 3:10 – 3:25 pm
    Break

  • 3:25 – 4:15 pm
    IPM: Strategies, Examples and Resources
    Jessica Green, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, OSU Dept. of Horticulture

  • 4:15 – 5:05 pm
    Turfgrass Weed Management
    Clint Mattox, OSU, Dept. of Horticulture – Turf Management

Oregon Agriculture Chemicals & Fertilizer Association

Thursday
November 7, 2019

Wilsonville, Oregon
Holiday Inn
25425 SW 95th Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070

503.682.2211
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TENTATIVE AGENDA
  • 8:00 – 8:50 am
    Getting Tough with Pests & Going Soft on Pollinators
    Andony Melathopoulos, Ph.D., Pollinator Health Extension, OSU, Dept. of Horticulture

  • 8:50 – 9:40 am
    ODA Updates & Lessons Learned
    Laurie Gordon, Certification/Registration Specialist, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture

  • 9:40 – 10:30 am
    Turfgrass Weed Management
    Clint Mattox, OSU, Dept. of Horticulture – Turf Management

  • 10:30 – 10:45 am
    Break

  • 10:45 – 11:35 am
    A Comprehensive Overview of the Worker Protection Standard
    Janet Fults, Consultant

  • 11:35 – 12:25 pm
    Reducing Pesticide Drift
    Marcelo Moretti, OSU, Dept. of Horticulture

  • 12:25 – 1:25 pm
    Lunch

  • 1:30 – 2:20 pm
    IPM: Strategies, Examples and Resources
    Jessica Green, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, OSU Dept. of Horticulture

  • 2:20 – 3:10 pm
    Enabling sustainable Pesticide Use to comply with the ESA
    Philip Janney, Research Associate, OSU Dept. of Environmental/Molecular Toxicology

  • 3:10 – 3:25 pm
    Break

  • 3:25 – 4:15 pm
    Yellow Jacket Control – Tips n’Tricks
    Chris Winson, Technical Director, Axiom Eco-Pest Control

  • 4:15 – 5:05 pm
    Roadside Herbicide Applications
    Will Lackey, Vegetation Management Coordinator, Oregon Dept. of Transportation

Sponsors
Continuing Education Calendar

2019

  • September 17
    Respiratory Protection
    Oregon OSHA Central Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Conference
    Credits: 3 Core
    541.633.2057
  • October 3
    Statewide CORE Videoconference Course
    OSU Extension offices
    541.737.5958
  • October 18
    Pesticide Laws & Safety
    8 am – 5 pm
    Chemeketa Community College, Bldg 61, Rm 102
    Fee: $205
    Credits: 8
    Register before Oct 2 online or 503.399.5139
  • October 24
    Pesticide Right-of-Way Training
    9 am – 4 pm
    Chemeketa Community College, Bldg 61, Rm 102
    Fee: $209
    Credits: 12
    Register before Oct 9 online or 503.399.5139
  • October 29
    Worker Protection Standard Pesticide Emphasis
    8 am – 12 pm
    Credits: 4 other
    Oregon OSHA Hazard Communication Program/Aligned with GHS
    1 pm – 5 pm
    Credits: 3 core
    Labor & Industries Bldg. Salem, Oregon
    Register online
  • November 1
    Forestry Pesticide Review
    9 am – 5 pm
    Chemeketa Community College, Bldg 61, Rm 102
    Fee $158
    Credits: 8
    Register before October 16 online or 503.399.5139
  • November 5 – 7
    OACFA Safety & Stewardship Seminars
    November 5: Pendleton at Red Lion Hotel
    November 6: Eugene at Valley River Inn
    November 7: Wilsonville at Holiday Inn/Portland South
  • November 8
    Respiratory Protection for Agricultural Operations
    8 am – 12 pm
    Chemeketa Community College, Bldg 61, Rm 102
    Fee $45
    Credits: 4 Core/other
    Register online or 503.399.5139
  • November 14
    Structural Pest Control
    9 am – 4 pm
    Chemeketa Community College, Bldg 62, Rm 101
    Fee $209
    Credits: 12
    Register online or 503.399.5139
  • November 19
    Willamette Valley CORE Pesticide Safety Education Program
    Corvallis, Oregon
    541.737.5958
  • November 19
    Worker Protection Standard – Pesticide Emphasis
    8 am – 12 pm
    Credits: 4 other
    Oregon OSHA Hazard Communication Program/Aligned with GHS
    1 pm – 5 pm
    Credits: 3 core
    Klamath Community College in Klamath Falls, Oregon
    Register online
  • November 23
    Private Applicator License Training
    8 am – 5 pm
    Chemeketa Community College, Bldg 61, Rm 102
    Fee $158
    Credits: 8 Core/other
    Register before Nov. 6 online or 503.399.5139
  • December 6
    Weed Identification & Management
    8 am – 12 pm
    Chemeketa Community College, Bldg 61, Rm 102
    Fee $45
    Credits: 4
    Register online or 503.399.5139
  • December 7
    Sprayer Calibration
    8 am – 12 pm
    Chemeketa Community College, Bldg 61, Rm 102
    Fee: $45
    Credits: 4 Core/other
    Register online or 503.399.5139
  • December 7
    Label Comprehension
    1 pm – 5 pm
    Chemeketa Community College, Bldg 61, Rm 102
    Fee $45
    Credits: 4 Core/other
    Register online or 503.399.5139
  • December 9 – 10
    CORE in the Gorge offered by OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program
    541.737.5958
  • December 11
    Worker Protection Standard – Pesticide Emphasis
    8 am – 12 pm
    Credits: 4 other
    Oregon OSHA Hazard Communication Program/Aligned with GHS
    1 pm – 5 pm
    Credits: 3 core
    OR-OSHA Bend Field Office, Bend, Oregon
    Register online
  • December 11
    Statewide CORE Videoconference Course
    OSU Extension offices
    541.737.5958

2020

  • January 30 – 31
    OSU Non-Crop Vegetation Management Short Course
    Albany, Oregon
  • February 5
    Douglas County Weed Day
    8 am – 5 pm
    Cascade Hall on Douglas County Fairgrounds
    Roseburg, Oregon
    Fee: $10 per person + $10 Pesticide Credit
    AM Session on using pesticides safely, legally and effectively. PM Session on problem weeds, general weed control and community projects to fight weeds.
    Pesticide credits pending
    No pre-registration required
    Info: 541.672.4461
  • February 7
    OSU Central Oregon Pest Management Short Course
    Bend, Oregon
  • February 7
    OSU Central Oregon Pest Management Short Course
    Bend, Oregon
  • February 19
    OSU Urban Pest Management Short Course
    Oregon City, Oregon
  • March 5
    OSU Eastern Oregon Landscape/Turf/Ornamental Short Course
    Oregon City, Oregon
  • March 21
    Tree School Clackamas
    8 am – 5:15 pm
    Clackamas Community College, Randall Hall
    Oregon City, Oregon
    Info: 503.655.8631