Salem, Oregon

MVS Field Day 2020

June 23rd – June 25th 2020

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About the Event

The 2020 Mountain View Seeds Field Day will be the most robust educational opportunity this year! Join us for two days of turf and forage programs that will include presentations on research, production, and fulfillment from the industry leader. The first half of the tour will be in Madras (June 23rd) and will focus on all things bluegrass. Day 2 will be in the Willamette Valley (June 25th), the grass seed capital of the world and will focus on our other species. Exciting speakers and a beautiful setting will make for a wonderful time. Extend your stay and enjoy all Oregon has to offer!


This event will take place in many of our fields and warehouse facilities. It is best that you dress accordingly.


We have a fun and exciting event planned for our Mountain View Seeds Field Day 2020. The event will span 3 days and participants will have an opportunity to visit many of our facilities. You don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity.

June 23, 2020

Day 01.

7:30 A.M.

Meet and Greet with Coffee and Donuts

8:00 A.M.

Welcome and Introductions

8:30 A.M.

Madras Facility Tour

10:15 A.M.

Bluegrass Field Visit

11:00 A.M.

Plot Tour at Oregon State University Agriculture Research Center

12:00 A.M.

Lunch will be provided

1:00 P.M.

Leave for afternoon activities – Led by MVS Staff

June 24, 2020

Day 02.

5:30 P.M.

Customer Appreciation Dinner

June 25, 2020

Day 03.

7:30 A.M.

Meet and Greet with Coffee and Donuts

8:00 A.M.

Forage Tour and Forage Quality Analysis

9:00 A.M.

Turf Plot Tour

12:00 P.M.

Lunch will be provided along with Stacy Kuenzi’s famous homemade Marionberry Crisp!

12:20 P.M.

Guest Speaker – Dr. Gregg Munshaw, University of Kentucky

1:00 P.M.

End of Site Visit

2:00 P.M.

MVS Facility Tour

Meet the Speakers

We have a great group of experienced professionals scheduled to host this event. This is a great opportunity to hang out with the pros, ask questions, and mingle with other attendees.

Speaker Name

Dr. Gregg Munshaw

Gregg Munshaw, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Kentucky. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Kentucky and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. His research program focuses on sustainability, including improving soils, working with improved varieties, and incorporating non-traditional plant species into turf stands. He is also involved with investigating two species systems for golf, sports turf, and horse racing.

Speaker Name

Dr. Stacy Bonos

Dr. Stacy Bonos is a Professor of Turfgrass Breeding in the Department of Plant Biology at Rutgers University. She has been on the faculty for 18 years. Her research focuses on the development of improved, pest resistant, and stress tolerant, turfgrasses including native grasses. She has dedicated much of her research to improving bentgrasses for golf courses. She has developed or co-developed over 225 cool season turfgrass cultivars and has been recognized for her research through several awards including Golf Magazine’s ’40 under 40’, Early Career Excellence in Plant Breeding – Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee; Young Crop Scientist Award – Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Fellow of CSSA.


Day 01. June 23rd

7:30 A.M.
Pratum Co-op
116 NW Depot Road
Madras, OR 97741

11:00 A.M.
Oregon State University Agricultural Research Center
850 NW Dogwood Lane
Madras, OR 97741

Day 02. June 24th

5:30 P.M.
Location to be determined

Day 03. June 25th

7:30 A.M.
Peak Plant Genetics
32674 Dever Conner Road NE
Albany, OR 97321

2:00 P.M.
MVS Corporate Office and Shipping Warehouse
8955 Sunnyview Road NE
Salem, OR 97305


Central Oregon

The Inn at Cross Key Station – Host Hotel
Room block available 6/22 and 6/23
Promo Code: MTVIEW EXPIRES 6/1
66 NW Cedar St. – Madras

Brasada Ranch
16986 SW Brasada Ranch Rd. – Powell Butte

Eagle Crest Resort
1522 Cline Falls HWY. – Redmond

Willamette Valley

The Oregon Garden Resort – Host Hotel
Room Block Available 6/23 and 6/24
Promo Code: MTVIEW EXPIRES 5/23
895 West Main St. – Silverton

The Hampton Inn & Suites
510 Hawthorne Ave. SE – Salem

The Phoenix Inn Suites – Host Hotel
Room Block Available 6/23 through 6/25
Promo Code: MTVIEW EXPIRES 5/25
3410 Spicer Dr. SE – Albany


Nearest Airports

Several Airports are in the area. The largest will be Portland International but we have listed all in the area.

• Portland International Airport (49.5 miles / 79.6 kilometers)
• Eugene Airport (57.3 miles / 92.2 kilometers)
• Roberts Field (104.4 miles / 167.9 kilometers)


Space is limited for this event, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Seats will be given on a first serve basis, so lock in your plans today!

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