The Oregon Women for Agriculture will hold its annual conference in Astoria Feb. 15 to Feb. 17.

The conference will begin with a tour of the Oregon State University Seafood Lab for a glimpse into how faculty and staff are developing new uses for seafood byproducts. The conference will also tour the Hampton Lumber Mill in Warrenton.

There will be a panel discussion of female forest managers representing land conservancies, national parks and state and private forestlands. They will talk about varying portfolio goals, the objectives of forest ownership and the tools used to achieve these goals. The panel will be moderated by Valerie Elder, an assistant professor of forestry and natural resources at the university.

For more information, call 503-243-3276 (FARM) or email Sandy Willius, the group’s treasurer in Yamhill County, at

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