Turn Pro with Tim Wightman

This comes to us from the Oregon Raw Milk Producers Association.  They may already be full, but contact Charlotte if you want more info:


This is just a quick reminder that Tim Wightman is headed out here the weekend of September 7th and 8th..

Same seminar each day, so you only need to attend one.

Also – please forward this to anyone you think might be interested – consumer, producer, or someone who wants to get a cow in the future.

Registration is limited to the first 25 to sign up.  Click on this link to register: http://www.rawmilkpro.com/products-page

After clicking on the link above, select either date and click on “Add to Cart” then check out.  Be sure to add dinner if you want to participate in the open forum.

Tim Wightman Seminar

9/7 at Deck Family Farms $55 – 10AM-3PM

9/8 at Champoeg Creamery $55 – 10AM-3PM

Each event followed by a Master Mind Q and A dinner with Tim, $25

Space is limited to the first 25 people to sign up at each event to maximize learning.

  • First 1.5 hours will be reviewing proper milking and cleaning procedures and equipment

Even if you attended the March session at Champoeg Creamery you will still learn from this review.  I have heard from many of you (and me) since then clarifying and trying to remember what Tim presented.  Studies show we need to hear things as many as 5-7 times for it to sink in, this review will be well worth your time.  I know I am still learning MANY new things at each event!

We will discuss how to prepare your dairy animals to transition to winter feed and manage your pastures through the winter and how to properly prepare them for next spring.  Walk the pastures with Tim explaining the various grasses and heights and nutritional values as the season changes

  • Discussion of fertilizers and soil amendments for animal health and quality milk.
  • If anyone wants to conduct a forage and soil test and bring your results, Tim will analyze them with the group.
  •  Learn the proper nutrition and minerals for your cows and goats.
  • Understand what a standard plate count & coliform count is, where to collect them and how to read them.
  • Your questions and concerns as the discussion develops.

Time: 10 AM-3 PM Bring Your Lunch

Mastermind Q&A dinner with Tim $25 4-6 PM after each event.

I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new producers! We always learn tons from each other!!



Charlotte Smith

Oregon Raw Milk Producers Association (ORMPA)

7798 Champoeg Rd NE
St. Paul, OR 97137


Creamy Cow Cooperative Dairy Tour at Deck Family Farm

This just came to us from the Deck Family Farm:

Bring your family, tour the farm, meet your cows and visit the dairy at this open house on Saturday, February 18th.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the Herd-share program and to get to know the cow-tenders.  There is still space to own your very own cow starting with the Spring Herd-share.

We encourage car-pooling!  Please try and fill your cars with interested neighbors, friends, or family members if you are coming to this event.

Saturday, February 18th:
3:00pm – 3:45pm Tour of Farm

Visit Pigs, Laying hens, beef herd, vegetable garden, and talk about pastures with John.  There are 320 acres of creeks, pastures, forest, and wetlands.
3:45pm – 4:30pm Tour of Dairy
Visit the dairy and watch evening milking with Stacy and Mike

4:30pm – 5:00pm Questions on Herdshare Program (Christine) or Continue farm visit (Individually)

Ask questions about the herdshare program with Christine, sign up, turn in forms, buy eggs or meat while you’re here.  You may also choose to go on a walk with your family to see more of the farm.


Deck Family Farm
Pasture Raised~Sustainable~Organic