Western Wheat Workers/WERA-97 Conference

5:30pm --  Happy Hour Great Pacific - sponsored by BASF

Dinner on your own

8:00am -- Registration, Blue Mountain Community College FARM building

8:30am -- Opening remarks with Coffee and Doughnuts - Sponsored by Syngenta

8:45am -- Emerging technologies in wheat breeding, Dr. Margaret Krause, Assistant Professor of Plant Breeding, USU

9:00am--Biofortification, Aichatou Djibo Waziri, PhD Student & Fulbright Fellow, WSU

9:15am--Hybrid what, Josh Coltrain, Winter Wheat Technical Development Lead, AgPro Wheat, Syngenta

9:30am--Coffee Break - Sponsored by Syngenta

10:00am--State reports

11:30am--Industry reports

12:00pm -- Lunch break on-site with Tacos Xavi - Sponsored by Albaugh

1:00pm--Dr. Garland-Campbell and Tricia DeMacon-Western regional wheat nurseries discussion

1:45pm--Leave for DLL Ranch (please carpool)

2:00pm--Dr. Wysocki and Aquino Family, Farm history and local soil trench tour

3:00pm--Leave for Johns Ranch Inc.

3:30pm--Chris Williams, Organic/conventional/no till/salmon-safe strategies

4:00pm -- Meeting comes to a close

6:00pm -- Social and happy hour at Sister's Cafe - Sponsored by The McGregor Company

6:30pm--Dinner at Sister's Cafe (Brisket dinner with vegetarian options)

8:00am--WERA 97 meeting - Location TBD

9:00am -- Field tour at CBARC Pendleton Station - Coffee & Doughnuts Sponsored by Syngenta

12:00pm -- Boxed lunches provided in the CBARC Park - Sponsored by FMC

1:00pm -- Optional travel to Ruggs Ranch for field tour with Dr. Zemetra

Portland International Airport (PDX) is a 3h 15m drive from Pendleton

  • Boutique Air  flights are available from PDX directly into Pendleton via the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport (PDT). 

Tri-cities Airport (PSC) is a 1h 15m drive from Pendleton

Walla Walla Regional Airport (ALW) is a 1h drive from Pendleton 

A hotel block is available at Pendleton Oxford Suites use promo code WHEATWORKERS for a discounted rate ($185/night - promo ends June 10th).

A complete list of lodging options in Pendleton can be found on the Travel Pendleton site.

In addition, these Airbnbs are recommended 


Thanks to the following sponsors, their support is greatly appreciated.

  • Agpro Marketing & Manufacturing Inc
  • Albaugh
  • BASF
  • FMC
  • Syngenta
  • The McGregor Company
  • Zurn