Winter hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed Saturdays

Upcoming Credit Hour Meetings

OACFA Safety  Stewardship Meetings for 2018

Earn nine Oregon Credit Hours
Washington, California, and Idaho credits available also

OACFA Safety & Stewardship Seminars  Springfield Location

Nov. 7, 2018 – Springfield, OR – Holiday Inn/Springfield-Eugene






OACFA Safety & Stewardship Seminars  Wilsonville Location

Nov. 8, 2018 – Wilsonville, OR – Holiday Inn Portland South 




SEMINAR FEE (INCLUDES PROGRAM, LUNCH AND BREAK REFRESHMENTS)
Postmarked or received Before Oct. 25 $130 per person
After Oct. 25 $155 per person

Complete the online registration form or print and Fax to 503-585-1921

Each attendee will receive a confirmation postcard by mail. The postcard will be sent to the address on the registration form. For groups, please specify the correct address to allow employees to collect their confirmation cards. 

After Oct. 25 confirmation slips will be sent via e-mail.

Walk-in registrations will be accepted on space available basis. Late registrants are asked to contact OACFA regarding available seating.

TIME

Seminars begin promptly at 8:00 am. Check in begins at 7:15 am. Program runs until 5:00 pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided on site.

Please remember you must be on site by 8:00 am to assure you receive full credit for re-licensing. Signatures are required for attendance in the morning and afternoon.

Oregon Seed Growers League 2019

Oregon Seed League Meeting Agenda



Becoming Nutrien Ag Solutions

For those of you that have heard, we have a new beginning upon us as we move from Crop Production Services to Nutrien Ag Solutions. If you do not know the story, here is a little background for you. 
Nutrien Ag Solutions was established in 2018, but predecessor companies began operating as early as 1859. A lot has changed since then. Advancements in technology allow for more effective growing methods while minimizing environmental impacts. We've welcomed more operations into our family and expanded our product and service offerings. Our reach has become global as we are now part of a network of retailers that spans three continents. Despite all those changes, we have never lost sight of the American farmers and the work they do. Decade after decade, we're here to provide the best technologies, tools and products so you can focus on what you do best - grow.
Operated by Nutrien Retail, Nutrien Ag Solutions is a unit of Nutrien Ltd., the world’s largest agriculture inputs company. Nutrien is comprised of four business units: Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potash and Retail.
Nutrien Retail continues to grow its international and North American presence. In the past five years, approximately 250 independent retailers have been added to the growing family of Nutrien Ag Solutions.
With that being said, no one knows your land, or operation quite like you. But that will never keep us from nurturing the relationships you’ve grown to value with us as Crop Production Services. And now with even broader resources and capabilities, your Tangent Nutrien Ag Solutions™ retailer is even more equipped to help you become a more capable grower than ever and we are excited and proud to be doing it with you.
You will being seeing the new name show up as you visit the office or see one of our vehicles on the road and we hope that you enjoy and take full advantage of the benefits that come along with this change. As always, feel free to contact your fieldman with questions or concerns. 
Sincerely,
-Your team at Nutrien Ag Solutions


Everyday Champion - Sondra Putman  (Sonie)



A valued team member, employee and friend for 40 plus years, Sonie is one of the most loyal people you will meet.  Sonie is set to retire in April 2018 after many years of outstanding service.  Previous to CPS, Sonie worked for Smoke Craft, Continental Processors, and Albany Frozen Foods.  Sonie originally started with legacy Cascade Farm Service/Western Farm Service/CPS in January of 1976.  She took time off to start a family with her husband Gary for a couple of years but was right back at it at Western Farm Service  in March of 1987.  She and her current boyfriend Gary have been married almost 41 years and live in Albany where she has lived her entire life.  Their two daughters Jaime and Kori live close by which suits Sonie well being able to be involved in the lives of her beautiful granddaughters.  You can easily tell that Sonie's favorite book is the Bible, she enjoys the music of Mercy Me and she is a very talented quilter, scrap booker and remodeler.  Her favorite movies include Momma Mia, Steel Magnolias, and Fried Green Tomatoes,  and of course her grand daughers think she likes whatever they want to watch.  Her favorite quote: "Be careful with words because once said, they can only be forgiven not forgotten."  Sonie says the favorite part of her job is the relationships she has made with the people she has worked with over the past forty years.  "I have been blessed!"
Crop Production Services, It's employees, and customers have been blessed to have Sonie! 

 At CPS and in life, Sonie is an Everyday Champion!


Everyday Champion - Matt Kiesel

Fast and efficient and customer focused only partially describes CPS fertilizer plant manager Matt Kiesel.  A man of many talents, Matt has been a valued CPS Team member for about five years.  The father of three, Noah, Orion and Ellie, Matt and his wife Brittaney live in Albany.  Matt directs a crew in the CPS fertilizer plant that is both proficient and focused on making our customers successful.  Matt has spent most of his life in the Willamette Valley in Albany and Lebanon and has also lived and worked in La Pine, Oregon.  Besides the many hours he spends at CPS, he enjoys time with his wife and kids, hunting, woodworking, and riding his motorcycle.  Country music is his favorite as are classic war movies like Saving Private Ryan.  Night by Elie Wiesel is one of his favorite books.  A great person, employee and team member make Matt a great person to work with.  He says that the best part of his job is all the friendships that he has made with his coworkers and the ability to provide his customers with everything they need. 

  At CPS and in life, Matt is an Everyday Champion!

Everyday Champions

Everyday Champion - Patricia Borland
January 2018

You can call her Pat, Patty, Patricia, or even Sunshine and she probably won't mind.  CPS is fortunate to have Patricia Borland on our team.  Customer service is her middle name.  Patty has been with the team at Crop Production Services for 13 1/2 years.  She and her husband RC, a project manager/supervisor with Anderson Construction have been married for 41 years.  They have two sons, a daughter, three grandsons, and a granddaughter on her way from China.  Patty and RC live east of Lebanon.  Her top skill is being a servant.  When not working, she enjoys history, old time western music, can you sing a little "Crazy" Patsy Cline?  And Honky Tonk.  She also enjoys quilting and has brought some very well made and designed quilts to work to share.  In the outdoors she enjoys yard work and showing Paint horses for her daughter and son in law.  Besides CPS, she has worked as a teachers aide, school secretary, janitor, bus driver and bus superintendent.  Favorite movie(s): most westerns.  Likes her spicy foods best.  One favorite thing for Patty would be to be stuck in the mountains, snowed in at a cabin with her family and her sewing machine. 
Patty says the best part of her job is being able to meet the customers needs by getting their orders to them in a timely manner and helping them in any way possible.


  At CPS and in life, Patty is an Everyday Champion!