Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers is a non-profit organization of 440 growers and 20 shippers of tree fruit in the Mid-Columbia area. Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties in Oregon; and Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington produce more than 225,000 tons of cherries, apples and pears.
The objective of the Association is to encourage and promote the fruit industry through legislation, research, education and marketing; to support growers through the exchange of information regarding sound practices and regulations; and to work cooperatively with other industries and organizations.
2016 Frost Report - March 1-May 31
Note: The Frost Report can be heard on the following radio stations beginning some time during the second week of March. Until that point, please call 541.387.2732 or online at www.precisionforecasting.com where the information can be accessed all season.
The recorded notice may be heard at 541.387.2732, or tune to radio stations at approximate times listed below:
KACI-FM Hood River
|12:20 pm preliminary||6:35 pm forecast||7:41 pm forecast||5:41 pm forecast|
|6:35 pm forecast||7:35 pm forecast||6:41 pm forecast|
|7:35 pm forecast||8:35 pm forecast|
|8:35 pm forecast|
or on-line at www.precisionforecasting.com
FIRST AID/CPR classes
NEXT CLASSES: Saturday (SPANISH), Feb. 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Odell Fire Station, Odell OR.
Saturday (ENGLISH), Feb. 25, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Odell Fire Department, Odell, OR.
Saturday (SPANISH), March 11, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, The Dalles, OR.
GLOBAL GAP classes
NEXT CLASS: None Scheduled. Please call Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers at 541-387-4769 to request a class (offered in Spanish).
Classes can be held either in The Dalles or in Hood River.
2016 BOLI POSTERS
Links to the new FLSA and EPPA posters are available at http://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/TA/pages/index.aspx
|Jan. 26||Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers H-2a Stakeholder Meeting (for operations with at least two years of H-2a experience) to review grower and enforcement agency collaboration to provide education, outreach and clarification of H-2a program, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Pine Grove Grange, 2835 Van Horn Dr., Hood River OR.|
|Jan. 26||Agricultural Labor Laws Forum for Supervisors (in Spanish) to review federal and state labor and safety requirements, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Pine Grove Grange, 2835 Van Horn Dr., Hood River OR.|
|Feb. 2||Mid-Columbia Cherry Day and MCAREC Sweet Cherry Research Symposium, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., The Discovery Center, The Dalles OR.|
|Feb. 10||2017 Hood River Winter Horticulture Meeting, 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Best Western Hood River Inn Gorge Room, Hood River OR.|
|*Orchard Manager's Meetings: Topics are subject to change due to the fact that programs coordinators try to respond to immediate needs of growers. Meetings are held at the Riverenza at the corner of 10th and Federal streets in The Dalles. The meeting begins with a full sponsored breakfast at 6:30am. 2017 details will be published here when available. For more information contact Lynn Long, OSU Extension Horticulturist, at 541-296-5494.|