Mid-Winter Meeting

The OSA Mid-Winter Meeting is held every January in Oregon’s Willamette Valley region. The one day event consists of committee and general session member meetings, workshops, and includes lunch. Scholarship awards are presented to eligible applicants. The day concludes with an early evening reception to honor past OSA association presidents.

The next meeting will be January 16, 2020, at the conference center of the Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon, Oregon. Lodging reservations can be made by calling 541-451-1000. Reserve by ***extended deadline of January 6***, and reference the Oregon Seed Association Winter Meeting for group rates of $119.

UPDATED LUNCH INFORMATION: prime rib will be served instead of grilled sirloin steak listed in the registration materials. Please contact Angie Smith at 503-685-7555 if you have any concerns about this change.




Registration & Breakfast
7:15–8:00 am

  • Full Breakfast Buffet
  • Exhibitor Booths

Call to Order & Opening Comments
8:00–8:10 am

Vendor Presentations
8:10–8:30 am

General Session
8:30–10:30 am
All members welcome

  • Quorum Established, Phill Lindgren, OSA President (2 min.)
  • Executive Director Report, Angie Smith (8 min.)
  • ODA Update, Elizabeth Savory, Ore. Dept. of Agriculture (20 min.)
  • ODA Regulatory Update, Nate Miller, Ore. Dept. of Agriculture (15 min.)
  • American Seed Trade Association Update, Ellen Zimmerman, Director-Internal Communications & Member Engagement  (15 min.)
  • Pacific Seed Association Update (15 min.)
  • New Business (45 min.)

Break & Exhibitors
10:30–10:45 am


10:45–11:15 am
Chair: JP Olson, Proseeds Marketing
Co-Chair: Debra Barnes, SiteOne Landscape

  • Review of 2019 Grass Seed Pricing Negotiations

Traffic Update
11:15–11:35 am

11:35 am–12:05 pm
Chair: Dustin Withee, Smith Seed Services
Co-Chair: Brenda Landis, Allied Seed

  • Export Update, Karen Withers, AgCultured LLC

Associates Committee
11:35 am–12:05 pm
Chair: Terri Burr, Pennington Seed

Lunch & Scholarship Presentations
12:05–1:00 pm

  • Scholarship Awards, Chair: Dustin Withee, Smith Seed Services

Break & Exhibitors
1:00–1:10 pm


Science & Technology
1:10–1:40 pm
Chair: Terri Burr, Pennington Seed
Co-Chair: Lucas Solis, Pure Seed

  • OSU Seed Certification Update, Dan Curry, OSU Seed Certification (5 min.)
  • OSU Seed Certification Online Demonstration, Andy Altishin, Seed Certification Program Manager (10 min.)
  • OSU Lab Update, Dave Stimpson, Lab Manager (5 min.)
  • NorthWest Seed Laboratories Update, Dave Stimpson, OSU Lab Manager (5 min.)
  • Research Proposal Guidelines

Specialty Seed
1:40–1:50 pm
Chair: JP Olson, Proseeds Marketing
Co-Chair: Debra Barnes, SiteOne Landscape

1:50–2:30 pm
Chair: Doug Pickles, Lewis Seed Co.
Co-Chairs: Terri Burr, Pennington Seed; JP Olson, Proseeds Marketing

  • OSA Advocacy Day
  • CAT Tax Update
  • February Session Bills

Public Relations
2:30–2:45 pm
Chair: Jake Stockfleth, Oregon Seed Cleaning
Co-Chair: James Schneider, Barenbrug USA

Subcommittee Reports
2:45–3:05 pm

  • EP Update, Tony Ramirez, OreGro
  • Data Committee, Colin Scott, Grassland Oregon

Break & Exhibitors
3:05–3:15 pm

Closed Session
3:15–5:00 pm
Active members only

Past Presidents Reception
5:00–6:30 pm
Open to all Past Presidents & registered attendees