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.
Safety & Stewardship Seminars
Mark your calendars and watch for news from OACFA about the November 2023 Safety & Stewardship Seminar program later this Spring. Decisions about whether to hold Live webinars or In-person Seminars will not be made until after the state determines if the remaining Covid restrictions can be lifted —sometime in March.
The timing of the program will be mid-November and the locations would be in Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley. Sites will depend upon the availability of facilities.
For the time being, we are still on hold for the 2023 Seminars; but, we hope to “see” you in the Fall.
  • Albaugh, LLC
  • AMVAC – AnAmerican Vanguard Company
  • Bank of Eastern Oregon
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bell Laboratories, Inc.
  • Certis Biologicals / Biopesticides
  • FMC
  • Gowan Company
  • KWS Distributing
  • Liphatech, Inc.
  • Marion Ag Service
  • Mid Columbia Producers
  • Miller Chemical & Fertilizer LLC
  • Morrow County Grain Growers
  • Neudorff North America
  • Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • Nufarm Americas Inc.
  • Nutrien Ag Solutions
  • OrCal Inc
  • Pallets for Agriculture, Inc.
  • Pratum Co-op
  • Simplot Grower Solutions – Independence
  • Simplot Grower Solutions – Umatilla
  • Sipcam Agro
  • Syngenta Crop Protection
  • The McGregor Company
  • Valent USA
  • Valley Agronomics LLC
  • Veseris
  • Wilbur-Ellis Company – Adams
  • Wilbur-Ellis Company – Albany


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.


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.

Continuing Education Calendar


  • Jan 27
    Part 1: 8 am – 12 pm 
    Part 2: 1 pm – 5 pm
    Pesticide Applicator: Laws & Safety Recertification
    Central Oregon Community College in Redmond. Credits: AM = 4 and PM = 4. Fee: $89 for each part. AM does not duplicate PM.
    Assistance: 541.383.7270 or ceinfo@cocc.edu
  • Jan 31
    7 am – 11:45 am
    Nampa Grower Meeting
    Offered by Valley Ag in Nampa, ID. CR 1 Core & 2 other.
    Marty Homer: marty.hyomer@valleyag.com or 208.312.4522
  • Jan 31
    9 am – 12 pm
    Self Propelled Sprayer Clinic
    Offered by RDO Equipment Co. in Hermiston. CR 2 Core.
    Erin Hightower: ehightower@rdoequipment.com or 509.830.8065
  • Feb 1-2
    43rd Central Oregon Farm Fair
    Sponsored by Jefferson County Seed Growers Assn & OSU in Madras. CR 2 Core & 1 other.
    Jeremiah Dung: Jeremiah.dung@oregonstate.edu or 509.435.5209
  • Feb 2
    9 am – 2:15 pm
    Jordan Valley Winter Weed Seminar
    Offered by Jordan Valley Cooperative Weed Management Area in Jordan Valley. CR 3 Core.
    Eric Morrison: jvcwma@qwestoffice.net or 541.586.3000
  • Feb 3
    7 am – 1 pm
    Pratum Co-Op Berry Grower Production Meeting
    In Salem. CR 1 Core & 1 other.
    Angel Torres: atorres@pratumcoop.com or 541.730.9120
  • Feb 3 – March 10
    6 weeks – Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm
    Pesticide Laws & Safety in Spanish
    To prepare for Oregon Pesticide Laws & Safety exam. Class held each Friday. Cost is $143 LCB credits 17.
    Loretta Mills: lorettam@clackamas.edu
  • Feb 7
    8 am – 4 pm
    Idaho-Malheur County Onion Growers Annual Meeting
    Offered by OSU Extension in Ontario. CR 1 Core & 3 other.
    Stuart Reitz: stuart.reitz@oregonstate.edu or 541.881.1417
  • Feb 9
    8:15 am – 10 am
    Core Pesticide Safety Training
    Offered by Umatilla County OSU Extension in Milton-Freewater. CR 2.
    Cody Copp: cody.copp@oregonstate.edu
  • Feb 10
    1 pm – 5 pm
    Pesticide Core Training
    Offered by Clackamas Community College. CR 4 Core.
    Loretta Mills: lorettam@clackamas.edu
  • Feb 16
    9 am – 2:15 pm
    Harney CWMA Pesticide Recertification Class
    Offered by Harney CWMA in Burns. CR 3 Core & 1 other.
    Tyler Goss: goss@harneyswcd.net
  • Feb 16
    8 am – 3 pm
    Emerald Ash Borer in Oregon
    Offered by Rainbow Ecoscience in Lake Oswego. CR 4 Core & 1 other.
    Jessica Berggren: jberggren@rainbowecosscience.com or 651.472.3429
  • Feb 24
    8 am – 5 pm
    Pesticide Applicator: Herbicide Ornamental & Turf Exam Review
    At Central Oregon Community College in Redmond. Preparation for state exam (exam fee not included) Cost is $189 – Register by Feb 13th.
    Assistance: 541.383.7270
  • Feb 24
    8 am – noon – Part 1
    1 pm – 5 pm – Part 2
    Pesticide Applicator: Herbicide Ornamental & Turf Recertification Review
    At Central Oregon Community College in Redmond. Credits: AM = 4 and PM = 4. Cost is $89 for each part. AM does not duplicate PM.
    Assistance: 541.383.7270
  • March 9
    1 pm – 5 pm
    Pesticide Applicator Right of Way
    Offered by Central Oregon Community College in Redmond. CR 4 Core. Cost $89
    Keri Podell: Kpodell@cocc.edu or 541.383.7270
  • March 18
    8 am – 12 pm
    Pesticide Label Comprehension
    At Chemeketa Community College in Salem.CR 4 Core.
    Assistance: ag@chemeketa.edu or 503.399.5139