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Oak Mistletoe: Friend or Foe?

Forestry Events - 6 hours 45 min ago
Friday, January 26, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

OSU Extension Forest Health Specialist, Dave Shaw, will lead us on an exciting and interesting tour of the biology and management of oak mistletoe. Please click here to see the class flyer for more information. 

Cost: $5

Register by clicking here:  Oak Mistletoe: Friend or Foe?

The Sturm and Drang of implementing new programs of self-management support in primary care: lessons learned

Health & Wellness Events - 6 hours 45 min ago
Friday, January 26, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CPHHS research seminar. Lawrence Fisher, PhD, Professor, Family Community Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

Larry Fisher's primary research activity addresses the social, behavioral, self-management support and care system factors that affect the management of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes among adults through the Behavioral Diabetes Research Group in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at UCSF.

In collaboration with a multidisciplinary group of medical, developmental, and methodological specialists, Dr. Fisher has been studying how to address behavioral change, weight loss, medication adherence, disease management, and particularly depression and distress among type 1 and type 2 adults.

New projects test active interventions in primary care to re-configure panel management, outreach and care delivery to patients with chronic disease. Studies include longitudinal observational studies and active multi-arm interventions around behavioral change and implementation support for primary care system innovations.

Dr. Fisher has become impressed with how stress, depressive affect, disease management, and glycemic control operate together over time. These studies will help us learn more about the causal linkages among mood, disease management and glycemic control over time so that treatment programs, primarily in primary care where most patients with diabetes are seen, can be initiated.

All of this research adopts a social context perspective for understanding how social systems (the patient’s social context and the primary care system) affect chronic disease management.

The college-wide research seminar is Co-Sponsored by:

Co-Sponsored by the Health Promotion and Health Behavior Program

The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences and other researchers to present and discuss current research topics in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning. Faculty and students from the Division of Health Sciences and other colleges, research centers and institutions are encouraged to participate.

Art & Science!

We also encourage you to attend this Friday’s Music A La Carte to enjoy a Friday with both Art & Science!

This free, lunch-hour concert series has been a tradition at Oregon State University since 1969 and features a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national and international guest artists.

The concerts take place in the beautiful Memorial Union Lounge, beginning at 12 pm and lasting for approximately 45 minutes.

Introduction to Woodland Management (Lane)

Forestry Events - 6 hours 45 min ago
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This shortcourse is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Classes are designed to provide woodland owners with a broad and thorough overview of many topics of importance when managing a woodland.

Topics covered include:

·        Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site

·        What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology

·        Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control

·        Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulation

Classes will be held Tuesdays, January 16 - February 6 ~ 2:00pm - 5:00 pm at the OSU Lane Extension office with a Field Tour on Saturday February 10  ~ 9:00am - 3:00pm Location to be announced.

  Information and Registration

 

Introduction to Woodland Management: A Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 6 hours 45 min ago
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This shortcourse is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Classes are designed to provide woodland owners with a broad and thorough overview of many topics of importance when managing a woodland.

To register online, visit:
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events
Or call (541) 672-4461

Rural Living Day

Forestry Events - 6 hours 45 min ago
Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Attend 3 sessions of your choice on a variety of topics relevant to landowners of all types and acreages. Topics include water, livestock, poultry, bees, weeds, forest health, food preservation, chainsaw operation, tractor safety, soils, fire, orchard/ pruning, and wells/septic. Registration required - contact Sara for more information: sara.runkel@oregonstate.edu or (541) 672-4461.

From Non-Wearable Sensors to Advancing Telehealth Care Delivery: An Operations Engineering Approach

Health & Wellness Events - 6 hours 45 min ago
Friday, January 19, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CPHHS research seminar. Harriet B. Nembhard, PhD, is the Eric R. Smith professor of engineering and head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME).

She leads this unit of 75 faculty and staff in fulfilling its vision to be an inclusive and collaborative academic community, its mission to educate students as profession-ready engineering graduates, its pursuit of research and innovation to drive world-changing breakthroughs, and its dedication to being a partner of choice for industry and government.

Her own research employs methods of statistics and operations research to improve complex systems and has led to numerous advances including the development of visualization methods for communicating healthcare data, a patented manufacturing process for small-scale medical devices, simulation models for assessing emergency department performance, modeling patient adherence to treatment, and tools for quantifying research translation. She is co-author of a ground-breaking textbook, Healthcare Systems Engineeering and has directed over 200 faculty and students on applied research projects in healthcare delivery that engaged AT&T, Highmark, Siemens, Verizon as well as several hospitals.

Dr. Nembhard has also been active in mentoring women and underrepresented minorities in the academic institution and has served frequently for many programs to positively impact STEM education, equity and inclusion, and student leadership.

Follow on Twitter: @HarrietNembhard
Follow on Instagram: HarrietNembhard

 The college-wide research seminar is Co-Sponsored by:

The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences and other researchers to present and discuss current research topics in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning. Faculty and students from the Division of Health Sciences and other colleges, research centers and institutions are encouraged to participate.

Art & Science!

We also encourage you to attend this Friday’s Music A La Carte to enjoy a Friday with both Art & Science!

This free, lunch-hour concert series has been a tradition at Oregon State University since 1969 and features a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national and international guest artists.

The concerts take place in the beautiful Memorial Union Lounge, beginning at 12 pm and lasting for approximately 45 minutes.

Introduction to Woodland Management (Lane)

Forestry Events - 6 hours 45 min ago
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This shortcourse is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Classes are designed to provide woodland owners with a broad and thorough overview of many topics of importance when managing a woodland.

Topics covered include:

·        Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site

·        What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology

·        Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control

·        Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulation

Classes will be held Tuesdays, January 16 - February 6 ~ 2:00pm - 5:00 pm at the OSU Lane Extension office with a Field Tour on Saturday February 10  ~ 9:00am - 3:00pm Location to be announced.

  Information and Registration

 

Community Forestry Days at Hopkins Demonstration Forest

Forestry Events - 6 hours 45 min ago
Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

We need your help to create, support, and maintain
forestry education opportunities at Hopkins. is is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Learning by doing – it’s the Hopkins way we manage our forest.


Upcoming Projects and Events include:
• Preparing thousands of “tree cookies” for holiday fundraising to support Hopkins Demonstration Forest, in
partnership with the Aveda Institute and Dosha Salon.
• Installing long-term measurement plots in the Red Alder Plantation Demonstration Area – the plantation is now going on 12 years old.
• Marking trees for thinning in “Margaret’s Unit”, the 15 acre plantation named aer Margaret Hopkins, planted by students and volunteers in 1992-1993 after harvesting that was done to facilitate Margaret’s donation to create Hopkins Demonstration Forest.
• On the grounds: winterization chores, clean gutters, water lines, road drainage, and culvert inspection.
• In Everett Hall: set-up and decorate Christmas tree, swag and other holiday decorations
• In the Shop: winter inventory of all tools (both power and hand). The power tools will be tested to make sure they work and winterized if appropriate.

LEARN BY DOING—IT’S THE HOPKINS WAY WE MANAGE
OUR FOREST!
Registration is requested. Contact jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu or Jean
at 503-655-8631

A delicious hot lunch will be provided. Contact Peter Matzka at peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu

Woodland Mini Series - Clatsop

Forestry Events - 6 hours 45 min ago
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property, or a woodland owner wanting to write a forest management plan.

Topics covered:
Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site.

What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology.

Taking Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control.

Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Saturday Field Trip to see first hand examples of what you've learned.

Property site visit with instructor or other mentor.

Registration is required.

Orchard Management Series

Small Farms Events - 6 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The third of a three-part series about tree fruit production on small farms.

 To register go to: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/southern-willamette-valley-program/orchard-management-series

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2018 Lambing School

Small Farms Events - 6 hours 45 min ago
Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2018 LAMBING SCHOOL
Co-sponsored by Oregon Sheep Growers Association & OSU Extension Service
DATE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018 TIME: 8 am to 5 pm LOCATION: Mont Alto Ranch, 2800 French Creek Rd,
Glide, Oregon
PRESENTED BY: Gene Pirelli, Oregon State University Extension Dr. Paul Bailey, Bailey Veterinary Clinic John Fine
This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to increase your odds of getting live lambs on the ground and off to a good start! This school will be held in a commercial sheep lambing barn, so there will be ample hands-on opportunities.
“EMPHASIS TO BE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE” Ewes: Lambing problems, obstetrics, grafting, foot trimming and health. Lambs: Castration, docking, vaccinations, and emergency situations as they arise. The school will also include discussions on sheep nutrition and facilities. Participants are also asked to wear warm, appropriate barn clothing and bring clean rubber boots! All footwear will be disinfected before entering the barn. Cost: $40 per person. The school will be limited to 12 participants. Selection for the school will be based on the first 12 registered. Preference will be given to those attending for the first time. Lunch will be provided with registration.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION Monday, January 15, 2018 (Or until the class is filled)
Remember, first come, first served, because, unfortunately, we can only accommodate twelve people in the class. Fees will be returned if the class is filled. If you must cancel your plans to attend, please notify us four (4) working days prior to the lambing school, so that we can still refund your money. To register for the class, please fill out the enclosed form. Registration forms and fees must be received by January 15th to reserve your place in the class. All class participants will receive a packet of information. For more details on the Lambing School please call John Fine at 541-673- 0369 or email at johnandpeggyfine@charter.net.
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Orchard Management Series

Small Farms Events - 6 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The second of a three-part series about tree fruit production on small farms.

 To register go to: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/southern-willamette-valley-program/orchard-management-series

 

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CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 15 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Oak Mistletoe: Friend or Foe?

Forestry Events - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:36pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Oak mistletoe is a native plant (shrub) that parasitizes oak trees. Although the plant can cause decline and damage to a tree, it is a slow process that takes decades, allowing for management actions if desired. Alternatively, oak mistletoe is important to wildlife, particularly the western bluebird, so some mistletoe in oak woodlands may be desirable. This workshop will focus on learning about the biology and management of oak mistletoe. We will begin the program with a short indoor introduction, then visit two field sites near Central Point and Jacksonville.

Key topics: Biology of oak mistletoe; oak mistletoe as a pathogen; oak mistletoe as a keystone species in oak woodland ecology; management of oak mistletoe.
This is a field class, rain or shine. Dress accordingly! Plan on carpooling with your classmates.

Pre-register by calling 541-776-7371.

Orchard Management Series

Small Farms Events - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:36pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The first of a three-part series about tree fruit production on small farms.

To register go to: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/southern-willamette-valley-program/orchard-management-series

 

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DCWFN - Annual meeting and planning for 2018

Small Farms Events - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:36pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
held at the OSU Extension office

for more information click here

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Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Annual Growers Meeting

Small Farms Events - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The ORBC will be providing lunch to everyone who contacts us in advance to make a reservation.
541-758-4043 or connie@oregon-berries.com
RSVP Deadline for Lunch: Friday, December 1st

 

MEETING SCHEDULE

8:30 - 8:40 - Ken Van Dyke, Chair
· Welcome & Introductions
8:40 - 9:10 - Chad Finn, USDA-ARS & Bernadine Strik, OSU/NWREC
· Cooperative Breeding Program - Caneberries
· Developing the Genomic Infrastructure for Breeding Improved Black Raspberries
9:10 - 9:25 - Brian Yorgey, OSU
· Evaluation of Processing Quality of Advanced Caneberry Breeding Selections
9:25 - 9:50 - Joe DeFrancesco, OSU
· Caneberry Pesticide Registration, Tracking, and New Chemistries
· Insecticide Degradation for Oregon Blackberries
9:50 - 10:05 - Man-Yeon Choi, USDA ARS
· Development of Biologically-based RNAi insecticide to control SWD
10:05 - 10:20 - Pat Moore & Wendy Hoashi-Erhardt, WSU
· Development of New Raspberry Cultivars for the Pacific Northwest
10:20 - 10:35 - BREAK
10:35 - 10:55 - Tom Peerbolt, Peerbolt Crop Management & NW Berry Foundation
· Coordinated Regional On-Farm Trials of Advanced Caneberry Selections
· Weekly Email IPM Newsletter for Small Fruit Growers and Related Industry
10:55 - 11:10 - Sue Davis, ODA Produce Safety Development Specialist
· FSMA Produce Safety Rule Update
11:10 - 11:30 - Ann Colonna, OSU Sensory Program Manager
· Blackberry Puree Sensory Test Results
11:30 - 12:00 - Willamette Valley Fruit, Columbia Fruit & More
· Berry Packer Panel - Outlook for Caneberries
12:00 - 12:10 - Darcy Kochis, Food First Marketing
· National Blackberry Research & Promotion Program
12:10 - 12:50 - Darcy Kochis, Food First Marketing
· ORBC Promotion Report
12:50 Lunch Sponsored by the Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission

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BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 6:08am
Monday, December 4, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

OSHA Training for Poultry & Meatpacking Industries

Food Events - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:36pm
Monday, December 11, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 GTRI’s OSHA Consultation and Training Program is providing FREE training on occupational safety and health hazards encountered by poultry and meatpacking workers. This full-day course will highlight ergonomic hazards and solutions, plus chemical and safety hazards found at these industries.

 Use the link below to register for the free training happening at the FIC on December 11th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safety-ergo-training-for-the-poultrymeatpacking-industry-tickets-38925387883

New publications look at Oregon coast recreational outfitter and tour guide businesses

Breaking Waves - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 1:26pm

Two new publications from Oregon Sea Grant examine several facets of Oregon coast recreational outfitters and tour guides, including their services, pricing, and online marketing effectiveness.

A fishing guide demonstrates his technique. (Photo by Erik Urdahl)

Assessment of Registered Oregon Coast Outfitters and Guides examines data related to guides registered with the Oregon State Marine Board and provides a summary of some basic information about registered guides in the state, including numbers, locations and types of services provided. A printable PDF of the eight-page publication is available for free download here.

A companion publication, Survey of Online Marketing Success and Pricing for Oregon Coast Fishing Guides and Tour Operators, presents an inventory of guided salmon fishing, whale watching and kayaking businesses. Guide and tour companies can use this study to gauge the effectiveness of their online marketing and to better understand how their services are priced in the marketplace. You can download a free, printable PDF of the 18-page publication here.

A novice kayaker gets the hang of paddling. (Photo by Erik Urdahl)

The publications represent an effort to better understand such businesses’ economic impacts, job opportunities, resource management, professional development opportunities and marketing support. Individuals and organizations that might benefit from these reports include registered Oregon guide businesses, tour operators, coastal tourism promoters, community and economic development firms, natural-resource management agencies and researchers.

The research for both publications was conducted with the support and cooperation of Oregon Sea Grant (OSG), Oregon State University Extension, Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, the Oregon Coast Visitors Association and the Oregon State Marine Board. Authors are Miles Phillips, an OSG Extension coastal tourism specialist; and Catie Michel, a 2017 OSG Summer Scholar. Phillips is also the author of the OSG publications Agritourism in Oregon’s Coastal Counties: Land Use Policy and Permitting Requirements and Transient Lodging Taxes on the Oregon Coast.

 

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