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Spring Visit

Health & Wellness Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Friday, March 27, 2015 (all day event)
Whether you are just starting your college search or are already admitted to Oregon State, our Spring Preview Programs can accommodate you needs. You will have the opportunity to meet with current students, learn about the admissions process, next steps for admitted students, explore different academic interests, find out about our on-campus living options, and much more.

Register here for Spring Preview

Grades available on web

Health & Wellness Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (all day event)

Tree School

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Tree School is an important part of the comprehensive Extension Forestry & Natural Resources education program.  Tree School classes complement the year-long programs from OSU Extension and our collaborators in Natural Resources education.  Look for seasonal classes, workshops, and field days throughout the year on many of the core topics taught at Tree School.

Featuring 13 NEW classes including....

  • Fire, Fuels & Hazard Reduction
  • Fire Ecology
  • Free Online Forestry Planning
  • Plant Propagation, Handling & Planting
  • Bark Beetles & Defoliators
  • Federal Income Taxation of Forestland

Registration Deadline is February 27, 2015

 

Community Forestry Day

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Saturday, March 14, 2015 (all day event)

Everyone is welcome to help in the forest. Lunch is part of the deal. If you want to join us, please call 503-655-8631 or email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu by the Thursday prior to the Community Forestry Day to help with project and meal planning. For more information about projects for the day contact Peter Matzka at 503-632-2150

First Day of Finals Week

Health & Wellness Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Monday, March 16, 2015 (all day event)

No extracurricular activities or curricular activities other than examinations and final class meetings shall be scheduled during final week.

See Academic Regulations: Finals Week

Oregon Season Trackers

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Do you want to learn more about the microclimate of where you live?

Do you want to contribute to our understanding of weather and its effect on plants and animals?

Become an Oregon Season Tracker  "Citizen Scientist" and help monitor seasonal patterns of precipitation (rain and snow) and phenology (timing of natural processes such as bud break). You will be helping OSU Extension and HJ Andrews Experimental Forest scientists develop a better understanding of weather and how it affects plants.

In this workshop volunteers will learn how to participate in two national citizen science networks:

CoCoRaHS participants collect rain and snowfall data used by the National Weather Service, climate modelers, emergency managers, and others.

Nature's Notebook observers report on season plant changes in key native species identified across the state.

It is easy to participate and suitable to involve your entire family.  All you need is a computer or smart phone to log in and record your data; a CoCoRaHS rain gauge, one or more plants to observe, and a willingness to make regular rainfall and/or plant observations (depending on if you choose to participate in one or both programs).

To register online:  https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/830

 

Living on a Few Acres Conference

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Saturday, March 14, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Attention rural landowners! Plan to attend this informative annual conference held on March 14, 2015 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. Improve your knowledge and acquire new skills by taking courses taught by experts in a variety of subjects. There is something for everyone, from gardeners and hobby farmers to ranch and farm business owners.

This educational experience, presented by the Oregon State University Extension Service, is a successful collaboration of many Central Oregon agencies, sponsors, vendors and volunteers.

Join us this year and learn more about the following topics: native plant management, horses, poultry & livestock, vegetables, hay & pasture, irrigation management, water rights, wine-making, composting & cover crops, food preservation, tractor safety & skills,  small farm/acreage assesment and more!

 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/living-few-acres-conference-0

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 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.  It serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.  Topics covered include:

  • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
  • What's Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
  • Take Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
Instructors are Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent, and Julie Woodward, Forest Education Program Manager, Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

Please pre-register no later than February 3.

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/832

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  It serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.  Topics covered include:

  • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
  • What's Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
  • Take Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
Instructors are Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent, and Julie Woodward, Forest Education Program Manager, Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

Please pre-register no later than February 3.

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/832

Last day to withdraw from university

Health & Wellness Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Friday, March 13, 2015 (all day event)

During the academic year, you may withdraw from all of your courses between weeks 8 and 10. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. This is considered a withdrawal from the university from the term and is requested by completing the withdrawal survey online.

See Withdraw for the Term

A Contemporary View of Douglas-fir Silviculture

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chad Oliver

Priority registration for Spring, Phase 2 starts

Health & Wellness Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Thursday, March 12, 2015 (all day event)

The priority registration schedule assigns students dates and times for registering according to their student status and credits earned. The registration schedule is separated into two phases. During the first phase undergraduate students are only eligible to enroll in a maximum of 16 credits and waitlisting is not available.

You may enroll from your eligibility date until the end of Phase I. At the close of Phase I registration is closed for a business day while the system is enabled for Phase II. During Phase II of registration you may waitlist courses that have waitlisting available and the maximum credits for undergraduates is raised to 19.

See Priority Registration

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Monday, March 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  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 logisitics, and laws and regulations

Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forest & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

To attend you must pre-register no later than January 26th.  The form can me accessed at:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/823.

 

First Day of Dead Week

Health & Wellness Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Monday, March 9, 2015 (all day event)

No final, midterm, or comprehensive examinations shall be given during the week preceding final examination week. (Examinations on laboratory work, course material covered by "weekly" or "section" quizzes, television courses, ROTC activities, and physical education activities are allowed.)

See Academic Regulations: Finals Week

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Monday, March 2, 2015 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.  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 logisitics, and laws and regulations

Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forest & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

To attend you must pre-register no later than January 26th.  The form can me accessed at:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/823.

 

PROMISE Internship Info and Application Support Session

4-H Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

OSU undergraduate students will learn about the PROMISE paid summer  
internship program and participate in a cover letter/resume building  
workshop.

Benefits of being a PROMISE intern:

  • Increase your professional toolkit
  • Build confidence in the workplace
  • Develop your networking skills
  • Gain from a  meaningful experience

All About Animals

4-H Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:36am
Saturday, March 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

All About Animals this year will cover animal health topics, wound care, and moving animals in the following species: Beef, Dairy, Swine, Sheep, Goat, and Horse. Poultry and Rabbit topics will be how to show your animal. Animal experts will be presenting hands on opportunities to learn how to show animals and giving information on how to prepare an animal of that species for show. There is no preregistration; sign up the day of the event.

All youth in grades K-3 must be accompanied by a responsible adult/teen throughout the day. Bring a sack lunch.

For more information, contact Tanya Wehage at 503-842-3433 or at tanya.wehage@oregonstate.edu.

Linn-Benton Livestock & Forages Breakfast Educational Program

Small Farms Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:35am
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

 

For more information contact:

Shelby Filley (541)672-4461   shelby.filley@oregonstate.edu

 

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Rural Living Basics: Living with you Well and Septic System

Small Farms Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:35am
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This class is designed for rural residents to learn the basics (or have a refresher) of your drinking water well and septic systems to protect the health of your family, neighbors and animals, your property investment, and the safety of groundwater resources.

The class is free and open to the public.                              However, pre-registration is appreciated to ensure

adequate supplies. To register, call Chrissy at (541) 766-3556

or send an e-mail to well.water@oregonstate.edu

 

For a free nitrate screening of your drinking water, please bring 

approximately a cup of well water in a clean container.

The event is sponsored by the OSU Extension Service, Southern Willamette Valley Groundwater Management Area, and Linn-Benton Community College

 

 

 

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Well Water Screening - Nitrate Only

Small Farms Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:35am
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

What to Bring: 1/2 a cup untreated well water to class in a clean, water-tight container.

Why: Nitrate has been associated with a type of blue-baby syndrome, and there other emerging concerns about other potential health problems associated with nitrate in drinking water.   The areas at greatest risk for high nitrate in the Southern Willamette Valley are those with well-drained soils on the valley floor.  All homes with private wells should be actively monitored for nitrate levels, and it is recommended to test for nitrate and coliform bacteria every one to three years.

Nitrate screening takes about 10 – 15 minutes to complete.  An educator will be on hand to answer questions about wells and septic systems. General educational handouts will also be available.

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