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Gentlemanly Masculinities: Visions of Family Reforms, Colonialism, and Gender in Taiwan under Japanese Rule

Health & Wellness Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Monday, November 20, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This lecture explores the formation of Taiwanese masculinities in the blurred boundaries of families and marriages under Japanese rule. Male Taiwanese elites played a vital role in discussing family issues in newspapers and professional journals in the 1920s through 1936. At the core of new visions of Taiwanese family and marriage was not only the woman question, but also the man question.

Speaker: Tadashi Ishikawa, PhD, Research Associate in Taiwan studies in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion. He received a doctorate from the Department of East Asian Language and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.

Co-sponsors: Center for Global Heath, College of Public Health and Human Sciences; and the Chiu Program for Taiwan Studies, School of History, Philosophy and Religion.

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by
contacting 541.737.8560 or buenon@oregonstate.edu

Forest & Woodland Roads Workshop

Forestry Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Friday, December 8, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Use your road maintenance dollars effectively. Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs. Workshop covers maintenance and improvement techniques, water quality and aquatic habitat concerns, regulations, contracts, technical and financial assistance available to small woodland owners.

Morning in the classroom followed by a hands-on field session in the afternoon. Bring a sack lunch.

Francisca Belart - Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist
Jon Souder - Forest Watershed Extension Specialist
John Krause, Oregon Department of Forestry, Stewardship Forester

Advanced registration required, online: http://tinyurl.com/roadsdec8 or call Sonia Reagan, 503-397-3462


Forestry Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This class is a must for anyone having recent forest income, or planning for future income from their forestland. Many landowners are unaware of the special provisions in the Internal Revenue Code that pertain to
forestland and income generated from their land. is session will help you improve the records you keep on your forestland as well as minimize the taxes that you
pay for income generated by your forest. e instructor for this session is Tammy Cushing, our Extension Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy, and Starker Chair in Family and Private Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Tammy has gotten to know
the range of woodland owner situations in Oregon. Come
prepared with your questions to get some answers for your situation.

There is no fee, but registration is requested so we know you are coming. Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/Tax-BizOptWoodlandowner or call 503-655-8631 or email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.


Forestry Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This workshop helps families discover the potential of their woodland property and focus their stewardship priorities and plans. It is a good first step to a written management plan and helps you collect and organize key information:
• What do I know about my property & its history?
• What do I want to do with or get from my property?
• What are the most important things to do next?
• Where do I get help?

Cost: individual/family sharing materials
Register online: Salem: https://tinyurl.com/ManageWoodlandSalem

For more information, contact OSU Extension at -- or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu

Community Forestry Days at Hopkins Demonstration Forest

Forestry Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Saturday, December 9, 2017 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.

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

Women Owning Woodlands Network: Wreath Making Social

Forestry Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come to this WOWnet hosted event to learn with your fellow female woodland owners how to harvest floral greens from your property, then make beautiful winter wreaths and swags!  Head out to your woodland and collect some greenery, cones, and berries to bring to the workshop (cedar and Douglas-fir work, and smell, great!). Some greenery will also be available, but we ask that you please bring additional greenery (if possible) to ensure that there is enough for everyone. Optional: If you have any clippers, wire cutters, pliers, gloves, or decorations you wish to use, bring those too.

Soup & hot drinks provided.

Please RSVP to Tiffany by 12/4 - tiffany.fegel@oregonstate.edu

Small Woodlands Program: Oak Mistletoe Field Class

Forestry Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Field class covers oak mistletoe management and the many benefits for wildlife.

Pre-register by calling 541-776-7371.

Woodland Mini Series - Clatsop

Forestry Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 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.

“Growing Your Operation’s Productivity and Profitability — From the Ground Up

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Saturday, December 2, 2017 (all day event)
Make hotel reservations before Nov. 20 to receive the group rate: $89 + tax. Call the Holiday Inn direct at 541-284-0707 or use the reservation link on the OSGA web page: www.sheeporegon.com    Thursday – Nov. 30 OFGC & OSGA sponsored Forage & Sheep Tours. Details of tour sites and directions will be available soon. Check the OFGC web site: oregonforage.org 4:00 - 6:00 PM – Workshop Martin Dally of Super Sire Ltd. • Improving Reproductive Efficiency and Artificial Insemination 6:00 PM – Cayle Krebs Memorial Reception Welcome Reception & BBQ for All   Friday – Dec. 1 OFGC No-Host Breakfast & conversation Dr. Joe Snyder DVM (2 sessions) • Beyond Dewormers: Parasite Control in Grazing Animals • Vaccinology: Use and Misuse of Vaccines in Grazing Animals Amber Moore, OSU, Crop & Soil Science Extension • Soils to Maintain Forages John Williams, OSU Extension, Wallowa County • Wolves in Oregon, Facts, Issues and Research Rusty Burgett, Director, NSIP • NSIP in the Sheep Industry Walt Davis (by video conference) • Author and Rancher • How Not to go Broke Ranching Make hotel reservations before Nov. 20 to receive the group rate: $89 + tax. Call the Holiday Inn direct at 541-284-0707 or use the reservation link on the OSGA web page: www.sheeporegon.com Dave Pratt, Ranching for Profit • The 3 Secrets for Increasing Profit (3 hr workshop) Woody Lane, Lane Livestock Services • Technology Tips: A Sharing Session • Technology in Ranching. Bring your smartphone and your favorite apps. Cody Hiemke (by video conference) • Buying & Selling Lamb in Higher-End Markets: The Niman Ranch Lamb Program • Turning Mutton into Money: Innovative uses for Mutton Kathy Voth (pre-recorded video) • Livestock for Landscapes – Teaching Cows to Eat Weeds Special Bonus: 9am to 5:30pm Skills 101: Small group discussions for producers at all levels, led by industry experts. Drop in at any point & bring your questions! Topics: • Lambing Time Management • Pasture Layout & Design • Soil Health and Management • Grazing Management Note: Meet the Speakers – Following each talk, there will be an opportunity to meet the speaker for more questions. Friday Evening FUN – No Host Reception & Dinner, followed by Annual FUNdraising Auction   Saturday, Dec. 2 OSGA Industry Reports & Annual Meeting • Dave Williams, Wildlife Services • Dan Dawson, Douglas County Livestock Pilot Project on Trapping Surveillance • ASI Report – Reed Anderson • And More! OSGA Annual Business Meeting & Luncheon
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Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Annual Growers Meeting

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:30 AM - Friday, December 15, 2017 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



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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Orchard Management Series

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The first of a three-part series about tree fruit production on small farms.
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DCWFN - Annual meeting and planning for 2018

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
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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OSHA Training for Poultry & Meatpacking Industries

Food Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
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.


OSU Wine Tasting Weekend

Food Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Sunday, December 10, 2017 (all day event)

Registration is open for a two-day exclusive SPARKLING WINE SENSORY course with OSU sensory scientist and international wine expert, Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino. This course includes a trip to Argyle Winery in Dundee, Oregon and will benefit tasting room managers, restaurant owners, catering managers, and wine enthusiasts. For more information and to register, go to pace.oregonstate.edu/wine

Units: 1.6 CEUs 

Sensory Evaluation of Sparkling Wine

Food Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Sunday, December 10, 2017 (all day event)

Nestled in the Willamette Valley wine region, Oregon State University has a rich history of training wine industry leaders. Designed for novice and advanced wine connoisseurs alike, Sensory Evaluation of Sparkling Wine course is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore the aspects of sparking wine, aiming to help participants gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the essential aspects of sensory evaluation that are often overlooked in most wine tastings.

Through lectures and guided tastings of a range of sparking wines from around the world, course participants will be exposed to the topics of sparkling winemaking, taste, mouthfeel, aromatics and spoilage. By the end of this two-day course, students will be able to critically evaluate wine with authority and communicate that expertise to others.

This course is taught by OSU sensory scientist, Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino, a foremost expert on wine sensory analysis and flavor chemistry, and features one day at award-winning Argyle Winery in Dundee, Oregon. 

For more information and to register, click here 

Interested in a comprehensive red and white wine sensory evaluation experience? Join us for Sensory Evaluation of Wine on October 21 & 22.

Farmer Workshop

Gardening Events - 12 hours 35 min ago
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance is partnering up with OSU Extension's Clare Sullivan to put on an amazing workshop at Seed to Table Farm in Sisters next Tuesday Nov 14th from 3-5 PM. This is a great opportunity to learn how OSU Extension can benefit your farm through programs and research. 
We will have discussions on soil fertility and best management practices of season extendersand invite all of you to share knowledge of getting the most out of season extenders. We'll also tour several different styles of high tunnels and have information on how to get funding for them (that's the big question isn't it?)! 
Tom Bennett from NRCS will be there to answer any questions about the High Tunnel Initiative, which is a fabulous grant opportunity that could help you get a High Tunnel on your farm. We will also discuss another funding opportunity through HDFFA. 
We're happy to announce that we've made this exciting professional development opportunity FREE and open to everyone (so invite your farmer friends and farm crew/interns). We'll also be providing light refreshments. PLEASE RSVP by calling (542) 390-3572 or emailing shaili@hdffa.org  

Mason Bee Cocoon Cleaning Workshops with OSU Linn County Extension

Gardening Events - 12 hours 35 min ago
Thursday, November 2, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn how to harvest, clean and store your Mason Bee cocoons. Bring your mason bee boxes, tubes and cocoons. Didn't get any Mason Bees this year? Feel free to come anyways and you can help process cocoons from some of the "super sites". These classes are taught by pollinator extraordinaires within our Linn County Master Gardener group.

Sign-up here

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 12 hours 35 min ago
Thursday, November 2, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 12 hours 35 min ago
Monday, November 6, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

Willamette Valley Agriculture Expo

Gardening Events - 12 hours 35 min ago
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Largest Agriculture Expo in the Pacifici NW!  Over 175 exhibitors featuring over 140,000 square feet of exhibits.  Classes and CORE training, goods and services for the agriculture industry 3 Big Days, 4 BIG Buildings FULL of displays.

Free Admission for Agriculture students (pre arrangements requirement)