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Summer Conference 2017 - Tillamook

The 2017 OATA Summer Conference will be held in Tillamook, Oregon June 20-22, 2017.

REGISTRATION:  http://www.ovata.org/index.php/professional-development/summer-conference/registration 

DEEP DIVE REGISTRATION is available now! Click here!
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Small Engines (40% full - 6/5/17)
Floriculture (50% full - 6/5/17)

At-A-Glance Agenda -  updated 6/5/17
Workshop Offerings -  updated 6/5/17


 Hayden Bush has reserved a room block at the Shilo for about $95/night + tax, and there is a room block at the Western Royal. (No rate was provided, typically $60-70). Hayden also suggests renting beach houses- Oceanside and Netarts are two rental companies within 10-15 miles of conference

Summer Conference 2016 - John Day

johndayThe 2016 OATA Summer Conference will be held in John Day, Oregon June 21-23, 2016.

REGISTRATION:  http://www.ovata.org/index.php/professional-development/summer-conference/registration 

DEEP DIVE REGISTRATION now available!  Click the link to find out more:



Agenda - the At-A-Glance Agenda is available here and the NEW Full Agenda is available here



Read more: Summer Conference 2016 - John Day

Summer Conference 2015 - Yamhill

The 2015 OVATA Summer Conference was June 23-25, 2015 in Yamhill, Oregon.

Click 'Read More' for the Agenda and other details below.

Loking for materials?  Go over to Communities of Practice for the OVATA page --> http://communities.naae.org/groups/ovata/content   Were you a presenter?  Please add your take-homes there?  This could include Ideas Unlimited!

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What areas could a teacher who is inexperienced in that topic contact you?  Easy and important!

Read more: Summer Conference 2015 - Yamhill

Summer Conference 2013 - Joseph

The 2013 OVATA Summer Conference will be held in Joseph, Oregon June 19-21, 2013.  Join your fellow teachers for a valuable professional development event in one of the best corners of Oregon.

Registration is now available on the OVATA site.  Click on the link to follow.

A draft agenda is available here
Workshop titles will include Veterinary Science and the CDE; Dairy Foods; GPS/Ag Mechanics; Horticulture/Greenhouse; Teaching/Pedagogy; Agriscience/Inquiry; Program of Study; AET and SAE; and more!

There is no conference hotel designated, but options include:
 - In Joseph
 - In Enterprise:  Ponderosa Motel, Wilderness Inn
 - At Wallowa Lake:  Wallowa Lake Resort, Eagle Cap Chalets, or rental houses at https://www.wallowalakevacationrentals.com/

Notes from the host:
"This year's Summer Conference in Joseph will explore many areas of interest for ag teachers around the state. It's one of the best times to be in Northeast Oregon with abundant wildlife and beautiful landscape's.

"Areas to be covered on a local basis are the ongoing wolf concerns for local livestock producers, including the loss of livestock on private land and the compensation programs. In addition, locally we will be looking at livestock producers that have found a very successful grass fed beef program, as well as a producer with a range sheep operation.

"As always in Joseph we will be offering Teachers an opportunity to test their skills with fly rods, varmint control plus other outdoor activities. Joseph and Enterprise offer many places to eat and shop.

"BONUS: There will be a one-day float on the Grande Ronde available Saturday after conference for$ 65.00 per person including lunch and transportation. Check the website for more details soon."

- Dave Yost, Joseph High School