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Young Entrepreneurs Business Week at OSU

Environment Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016 (all day event)

July 27th and 29th

Leadership Academy Pillar: Member Choice

Every summer, OSU sponsors and hosts the Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) camp in Weatherford Hall. At YEBW, high school students spend the week running through business simulations and developing original business products to present at the end of the week. They form companies, step into management roles and develop presentations for a panel of judges posing as shareholders, stockholders or potential investors.

Judging at YEBW is fun and a great opportunity to help local high school students develop business leadership, teamwork and presentation skills. It is an especially good fit for any of you who are in the area this summer and have an interest in furthering your business savvy! The students work hard and want to impress you and the other judges with their presentations; this is your chance to provide feedback and guidance as an established college student. 

You will also have the opportunity to network with the rest of the judges who are business professionals; this is the first year YEBW is trying out having college students involved as judges—so the majority of judges will be members of industry.

If you decide to participate in one of these events, please register via the information provided above and email Scott Paja (scott.paja@oregonstate.edu) indicating such—we will record your attendance in the Academy Portal and you will be expected to complete the follow up processing survey as is typical.  

Details and required event registrations are available in the Academy Portal for members.

NOT A MEMBER? SUBMIT YOUR application TODAY!
(All OSU students in good academic standing are eligible to apply)

Young Entrepreneurs Business Week

Environment Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:00 PM - Friday, July 29, 2016 12:00 PM

Every summer, OSU sponsors and hosts the Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) camp in Weatherford Hall.  At YEBW, high school students spend the week running through business simulations and developing original business products to present at the end of the week. They form companies, step into management roles and develop presentations for a panel of judges posing as shareholders, stockholders or potential investors.

 

Judging at YEBW is fun and a great opportunity to help local high school students develop business leadership, teamwork and presentation skills.  It is an especially good fit for any of you who are in the area this summer and have an interest in furthering your business savvy!  The students work hard and want to impress you and the other judges with their presentations; this is your chance to provide feedback and guidance as an established college student.  

Biochar 2016

Environment Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Monday, August 22, 2016 - Thursday, August 25, 2016 (all day event)

The conference will be held at Oregon State University's CH2MHill Alumni Center August 22nd-25th, 2016.

The conference aims to bring together stakeholders in the applied biochar research community and the private sector to further biochar market development. This event is designed for farmers, foresters, policy makers, biochar producers, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Students and interested citizens will also benefit from this event.

For more information, or to register for the event, please see USBI2016.org. Student, Non-profit, and one-day rates are available. Early bird registration closes on July 15th!

Scribner Log Rule: What you can & can't do about it

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Audience: This program is for woodland owners, ranchers, loggers and contractors or anyone who is interested in how logs are measured and scaled.

What: Ever wanted to know more about how logs are measured/scaled at the mill and what the Scriber log rule is all about?  This is your chance to find out.  Steve has put together a straight forward and informative program that will cover the basic ways timber products are measured, including board foot and cubic foot rules, history of log scaling, the Scribner log rule and how it is applied, third party scaling, how logs are measured, log defect and how it is deducted, problems to avoid when processing logs, natural log defects, purchase orders and scaling, and tracking logs from stump to mill.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about how our current and future log measurement system works and how you can make the most out of it when selling your timber.

Please register!

Scribner Log Rule: What you can & can't do about it

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Audience: This program is for woodland owners, ranchers, loggers and contractors or anyone who is interested in how logs are measured and scaled.

What: Ever wanted to know more about how logs are measured/scaled at the mill and what the Scriber log rule is all about?  This is your chance to find out.  Steve has put together a straight forward and informative program that will cover the basic ways timber products are measured, including board foot and cubic foot rules, history of log scaling, the Scribner log rule and how it is applied, third party scaling, how logs are measured, log defect and how it is deducted, problems to avoid when processing logs, natural log defects, purchase orders and scaling, and tracking logs from stump to mill.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about how our current and future log measurement system works and how you can make the most out of it when selling your timber.

Please register!

Poplar for Biofuels

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Monday, September 12, 2016 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a tour and lunch! Register at http://goo.gl/forms/h5dO0E0SLfmNhZMH2

Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB) invites you to join AHB researchers for a day out in the field. We will be visiting AHB’s Jefferson Demonstration Site. The hybrid poplars near Jefferson, Oregon will be showing much of their full re-growth potential as they continue into their third growing season after being initially harvested in the fall of 2013. Lunch included!

As a purpose-grown crop for bioenergy, the poplars highlight their potential as a sustainable feedstock for biofuel and biochemical production in the Willamette Valley.

Community Forestry Days

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Saturday, September 10, 2016 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Volunteers help with all the essential seasonal tasks of managing a working demonstration forest. Learning by doing – it’s the Hopkins way we manage our forest.

September 10: Cleaning and staining of Everett (Forest) Hall, foot bridge maintenance, and preparations forHopkins 25th Anniversary rededication on September 17.

Registration is requested.

For more information contact Peter Matzka at peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu

Monroe Oak Mill Tour

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Friday, August 26, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsored by Marion/Polk Small Woodlands Association. Tour of family-owned mill that processes Oregon white oak
and other hardwoods. Wear closed-toed shoes and bring a hard hat.

Log Scaling Workshop

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Audience: This program is for woodland owners, ranchers, loggers and contractors or anyone who is interested in how logs are measured and scaled.

What: Have you ever wanted to know more about how logs are measured/scaled at the mill and what the Scriber
log rule is all about? This is your chance to find out. Steve has put together a straight forward and informative
program that will cover the basic ways timber products are measured, including board foot and cubic foot
rules, history of log scaling, the Scribner log rule and how it is applied, third party scaling, how logs are measured,
log defect and how it is deducted, problems to avoid when processing logs, natural log defects, purchase
orders and scaling, and tracking logs from stump to mill.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about how our current and future log measurement system works and
how you can make the most out of it when selling your timber.

Registration is required.

Community Forestry Days

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Volunteers help with all the essential seasonal tasks of managing a working demonstration forest. Learning by doing – it’s the Hopkins way we manage our forest.

August 13: Cleaning and staining outbuildings (pump house, shop, and Hopkins Hall) and resurfacing of trails inthe Native Plant Garden.

Registration is requested.

For more information contact Peter Matzka at peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu

Clackamas County 2016 Woodland Farmer of the Year

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Saturday, August 13, 2016 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Thronson family farm began with a homestead in 1887. The farm is now managed by Jack Thronson, and his extended family. Their forest stewardship activities are extensive and directly address their ambitious goals and objectives. Thronsons are leaders in demonstrating how to grow western redcedar and other species resistant to laminated root rot, a common problem afflicting Douglas-fir in NW Oregon.


Agenda:
4:00 pm Arrivals and social time
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Tree Farm Tour, Focus on:
1)History – Century Farm to Tree Farm, Homestead era to present
2)Conversion of non-stocked/brush-filled areas to fully stocked commercial timber
3)Thinning and root disease management to maintain forest health and vigor
4)Lessons from 25 years of establishing western redcedar stands
5)Managing for mixed species and diverse wildlife habitat

Directions
32881 S. Bud Smith Road, Molalla, Oregon.
Head east toward Molalla on Hwy 211 to Mathias Rd.
Veer right on Mathias Rd. (.2 miles)
Veer left on Feyrer Park Rd. (2.1 miles)
Turn right on Wright Rd. (.7 miles)
Turn left onto S. Fernwood Rd. (also called Callahan Rd.) (1.9 miles)
Turn left onto S. Bud Smith Rd. and look for the “Tree Tour” signs


Tour Sponsors: Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association, Oregon Tree Farm System, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, and OSU Extension Forestry


Admission and dinner is free but registration is required.

Hopkins to mark 25 years!

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Everyone is invited to a public re-dedication of the Hopkins Demonstration Forest. The event will be held on
Saturday, September 17. Tours and displays will be available in the afternoon beginning at 2:00 pm. A re-dedication ceremony at Everett (Forest) Hall will be at 4:00 pm. Details for the program are being developed now. “Save the Date” and plan to join the celebration!

Mike Bondi, one of Forest Forever, Inc. charter Board members and still on the Board, recalls the original dedication of Hopkins in September, 1991. “We gathered in the parking lot. It wasn’t even all graveled, then. There weren’t any buildings. But, we did have a nice new gate with incredible stonework, a very impressive entrance sign, and a beautiful cedar split-rail fence. Almost 200 people came out to support us. I guess more than anything, we had a vision.”

“It’s hard to believe it has already been 25 years,” said Ken Everett, FFI’s Executive Director and the only other charter board member still actively involved. “But, it’s even harder to comprehend all that has occurred at Hopkins over these years—the number of people who have come to our forest for learning, all of the improvements we’ve been able to make, the countless volunteers and hours of service that have been provided, and all of the amazing financial contributors and donors that have made the Hopkins Demonstration Forest a very special place.”

Join the celebration on September 17 to re-live the memories, see the present, and help us think about the future!

Tree health in your neighborhood

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

What’s causing tree dieback in your neighborhood this season? What can be done about it?
Problems with dying trees or partial dieback are continuing through the summer, particularly in Douglas-fir and increasingly in western redcedar. Common problems include:
•Drought and stem canker fungus
•Drought, bark beetles, and wood borers
•Root diseases and drought
•Stand density stress
•Maladaptation and off-site tree problems
•Leaf diseases and foliage dieback
•Soil problems and poor drainage
•Too wet and then too dry


Attend this evening session to learn and share about forest and tree health problems in the region this year. Bring your examples, photographs, and questions for discussion.

This session will be led by Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forester.


Space is limited so registration is required. There is no fee.

Vegetable Insect IPM Series - Carrot rust fly, Cabbage maggot, & Other Pests

Small Farms Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Thursday, September 8, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Are you interested in learning more about managing vegetable insect pests on your farm? Join us for one, two or all three workshops this growing season.

All classes will be held at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center 

Pleae visit: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/vegetable-insect-ipm-series-aurora for registration information and the workshop agenda

Each workshop will cover Integrated Pest Management principles, pest and beneficial id, scouting and trapping, insect life cycles, disease transmission and organic strategies for managing pests.

Participants will receive a hand lens, handouts, and a SARE thumb drive loaded with IPM resources.

Instructors include Nick Andrews, Heather Stoven, Heidi Noordijk; OSU Extension, John Maurer; Evergreen Growers Supply, Michelle Armstrong; Wilbur-Ellis, Hillary Sardinas; Xerces Society.
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2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Visit our website for details and registration here.

·        -Have land but not sure how to take care of it? 

·        -Need a plan for your property? 

·        -New to the area?

·        -Thinking of purchasing land?

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property.  The program incorporates weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. This program is great for land owners who want to learn or enhance or develop land management skills as a part of their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week training covers topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, natural vegetation and wildlife, rivers and stream ecosystems, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Weekly classes will meet at OSU Extension at 569 Hanley Road, Central Point

Wednesday afternoons, September 7th – November 16; 12:00-5:00pm

Joint Forest Communicators Meeting

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Monday, August 29, 2016 - Thursday, September 1, 2016 (all day event)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:     Forest communication practitioners and researchers

THEMES: The meeting will address major challenges and opportunities for forest communication, including presentations from members of each network and other experts. Meeting themes include:

  • Sustainability and Trust: Communicating Across Sectors to Benefit Forests
  • Thinking Global and Acting Local; Thinking Local and Acting Global: Scaling Forest Communications Up, Down and Across Continents
  • Skill Development: Improving Communications Tools and Techniques

WHAT TO PRESENT:   Academic research, case studies, business examples and more!  Oral presentations only (no posters).

All presentations must be delivered in English.

HOW TO SUBMIT:     Complete the template on the attachment and then email your proposal to Cynthia Miner (clminer@fs.fed.us) or Ingwald Gschwandtl (Ingwald.GSCHWANDTL@bmlfuw.gv.at)

NWREC Public Farm Tours

Small Farms Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Friday, August 26, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Every last Friday of the month, from May through October, North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC)
will provide two-hour afternoon farm tours. Anyone interested in seeing the latest research and education activities taking place at the farm are encouraged to attend.
  •  Tours begin at 2:00pm and conclude by 4:00pm. Bring friends, family or neighbors.
  • Call 503-678-1264 or stop by the Main office from 8:00am until 4:30pm daily to reserve your spot.
  • Alltours are provided free of charge as a public service.

Larger groups (up to 24) can be accommodated, too. Call ahead to schedule a convenient time.

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MWM Mini College

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - Saturday, August 27, 2016 (all day event)

MWM Mini-College is a chance for Master Woodland Managers statewide to come together to continue on their path of life-long learning. Mini-College instructors take topics to more in depth places knowing that MWMs have already been through a rigorous forestry training.

http://extensionweb.forestry.oregonstate.edu/mwm

Your Legacy, Your Land

Forestry Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for our monthly Your Legacy, Your Land Webinars.  We are partnering with OSU and their Ties to the Land program to connect you with experts as you work through your plans.  On the fourth Thursday of every month at 11 pm (PST), we will discuss a different topic associated with your legacy plan, from setting goals to communicating with your family to understanding the different estate planning tools.   Register for each webinar: http://mylandplan.org/content/your-legacy-your-land-monthly-webinar-series

Leave a Legacy: Land Conservancy Agreements

Small Farms Events - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:33pm
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Craig Harper of SOLC.
Want your land stewardship/management values to continue when you move on to greener pastures? Craig Harper of the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy will walk you through the possibilities and processes of this options and share some examples from SOLC.

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