Summer Convention

Date: June 23-24, 2017
Location: The Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 N. Business 97, Bend, OR

We are planning an exciting convention, which will begin Thursday evening, June 22, with an offsite, casual reception at a local brewery. Friday will begin with a town hall on seed testing practices and labeling procedures, and a focus on lab uniformity concerns across the U.S., with guests from USDA and state and private seed labs. After committee and general meetings conclude Friday, join us for an outdoor reception to honor OSA’s past presidents. Show your team spirit by wearing your favorite sports team’s colors or gear at this Tailgate-themed event, where you can compete against others in several lawn games.

After a few more meetings on Saturday, attendees can go have fun with such activities as the annual golf tournament, arcade games and putt-putt golf, or one of Bend’s outdoor excursions. The convention will close with a country hoedown, “Boots, Chaps & Cowboy Hats.” Come dressed in your best western gear and your biggest belt buckle, and learn how to line dance.

Make your lodging reservations at 541-389-3111, option 1,  or online by May 29, 2017, to take advantage of OSA block rates starting at $189/night. Block rates are good from Thursday, June 22-Saturday, June 24 (departing Sunday).

For more details, contact Angie Blacker at 503-685-7555.