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Cover crops and soil health workshop

Forestry Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:00 PM
Location and details TBA. Contact jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu to get on the list for more information.

Wood Design Workshop

Forestry Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Thursday, May 18, 2017 (all day event)

Registration is now open for the Wood Design Workshop! Participants will be exposed to two days of wood design specifications and building codes and standards. There will also be sessions on wind and seismic design provisions and in-depth information on cross-laminated timber in both Europe and the US. For more information, or to register, visit: http://cpe.forestry.oregonstate.edu/WoodDesign Be sure to pass this on to others who may be interested in attending!

Starker Lecture Series

Forestry Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See website for details  

 

Dates:  

Thurs., January 19, Film. "Pedal Driven" at the Whiteside

Wed. Feb. 15. Dr. Nina Roberts, "The Big Picture"

Wed. Mar. 8. John Allen, "Managing Impacts of Recreation"

Wed. Apr. 12. Paul Jakus, "Economics"

Wed. May 17 Capstone Tour. "Local Perspectives"

Private forestland partnerships in eastern Oregon

Forestry Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Private forestland owners and partners in eastern Oregon have been increasingly working together to overcome common challenges and achieve shared goals. These partnerships differ in how they are organized, but share a focus on bringing together multiple properties and partners to seek markets, contractors, restoration funding, or other means to manage private forests. The objectives of this meeting are to:

·      Share specific activities, experiences, and lessons learned from these partnerships so that others with similar goals may learn what to do (and what to avoid);

·      Give eastern Oregon landowners and their partners a chance to visit and discuss common interests;

·      Provide a one-stop shop where landowners can learn about resources and organizations available to assist with private forestland management;

·      Provide updates on regional log markets, value-added processing opportunities, and restoration grants; and

·      If desired, to kick off future communication and connection to keep the learning and sharing going. 

This meeting was designed based on feedback from a survey of forestland owners and partners. It seeks to blend information-sharing and presentations with time for conversation. It is organized by Oregon State University’s Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Service, with assistance from Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Oregon Department of Forestry, American Forest Foundation, and Wallowa Resources.

·      Please RSVP to Emily Jane Davis (EmilyJane.Davis@Oregonstate.edu) by April 25th. Please send the names of all attendees from your family/organization, any dietary restrictions, and if you wish to receive travel reimbursement. Limited funds are available for participant mileage and lodging if participants request by April 25th, and you will be reimbursed after the meeting.

·      There is no registration fee or cost for this meeting.

·      Coffee/tea, light snacks, and a sandwich lunch will be provided on site.

·      Organizations that assist private landowners will have resource tables with information and people to answer questions.

Oregon Season Tracker Training

Forestry Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

OSU Extenison citizen science program observing and reporting precipitation and seasonal plant changes like leaf buds.  Participants take a self paced online training at home (approx. 2 hrs) and then attend one classroom hands-on session to practice protocols, ask questions, and pick up you rain gauge.

Attend one classroom sessions:
     Wednesday March 22, 2017 in Stayton, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Tuesday April 4, 2017 in Wren, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Saturday May 13, 2017 in Portland, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $40 per family sharing materials/$30 for Linn County residents requesting a LCEA grant discount
Register: online 
For information contact Jody or call 541-766-6311

Intro to Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (all day event)
6 total classes - April 12, 19, 29 & May 3, 10, 24. Topics:
assessing your property, reforestation, weeds/
invasives, forest development, wildlife habitat, forest
health, thinning, fire, harvest systems, roads/
transportation, forest practices, sources of assistance,
income opportunities. Call Alicia at (541) 236-3002 for
more details.

Forest carbon inventory and marketing for woodland owners

Forestry Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, May 6, 2017 (all day event)

Using the diverse forest at Camp Adams as a laboratory, participants will learn how forestry practices can improve ecological health and resilience. Workshop participants will learn how forest landowners can access financial and technical assistance to develop stewardship plans incorporating forest carbon, implement practices to improve carbon storage, and gauge their opportunities for deriving income from the carbon market. Instructors will explain a new program offering assistance for landowners interested in carbon management and markets. Participants will learn about forest carbon measurement by completing measurements in Camp Adams’ diverse forest stands.


Register online at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carbon-forestry-workshop-tickets-33103676989.

Intro to Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (all day event)
6 total classes - April 12, 19, 29 & May 3, 10, 24. Topics:
assessing your property, reforestation, weeds/
invasives, forest development, wildlife habitat, forest
health, thinning, fire, harvest systems, roads/
transportation, forest practices, sources of assistance,
income opportunities. Call Alicia at (541) 236-3002 for
more details.

Intro to Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, April 29, 2017 (all day event)
6 total classes - April 12, 19, 29 & May 3, 10, 24. Topics:
assessing your property, reforestation, weeds/
invasives, forest development, wildlife habitat, forest
health, thinning, fire, harvest systems, roads/
transportation, forest practices, sources of assistance,
income opportunities. Call Alicia at (541) 236-3002 for
more details.

National Get Outdoors Day

4-H Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, June 3, 2017 (all day event)

The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

The Hallie Ford Center’s Impact and Future

Health & Wellness Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Friday, May 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

A discussion with Center Director Richard Settersten, PhD, and the Center’s Core Directors: Megan McClelland, PhD; Peggy Dolcini, PhD; Kathy Gunter, PhD; Shauna Tominey, PhD; and Sally Bowman, PhD

It’s been a busy five years at the Hallie Ford Center. This hub of research activity increasingly is a gathering place for faculty, staff and students to connect, learn and discover. And it’s just getting started.

The center aligns its work around four core areas of research:

Parenting and Family Life
Healthy Eating and Active Living
Early Childhood
Youth and Young Adult

Read brief snapshots of some of the impactful work being done in this vibrant, young center

Health of Children Living in Chronic War Zones: The Palestinian Case

Health & Wellness Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Friday, May 5, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by Salwa Massad PhD, Research Manager for the World Health Organization Palestinian National Institute of Public Health Project, Adjunct Associate Research Scientist for the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University, Assistant Professor at Birzeit University, Palestine, and consultant for the United Nations Relief and Work Agency

Salwa Massad possesses over 14 years’ experience in doing research and data analysis—and more than 7 years’ experience in teaching statistics and research methods for graduate students.

With a solid grounding in epidemiology, research skills, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, Dr Massad is strongly committed to improve health through teaching, training, research and monitoring and evaluation.

Research interests: child development, nutrition, mental health, quality of life, communicable and non-communicable diseases, gender, HIV research, vital statistics, health services research, and monitoring and evaluation. 

LinkedIn profile
ResearchGate Profile
Seminar video: Nutrition, Mental Health and Health-Related Quality of Life of Palestinian Preschoolers: Resilience and Vulnerability

This presentation is part of: A Five-Year Celebration: The Hallie Ford Center’s Impact and Future

It’s been a busy five years at the Hallie Ford Center. This hub of research activity increasingly is a gathering place for faculty, staff and students to connect, learn and discover. And it’s just getting started.

The center aligns its work around four core areas of research:

Parenting and Family Life
Healthy Eating and Active Living
Early Childhood
Youth and Young Adult

Read brief snapshots of some of the impactful work being done in this vibrant, young center

Juntos Family Day

Health & Wellness Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

On Saturday, April 29, OSU is hosting Latino families on campus for a fun-filled event featuring campus tours, music and recreation, workshops and a resource fair.

The CPHHS is one of the college’s that will host families as part of the event and we are so excited to welcome our guests to our college. This event is a wonderful way to help promote our College’s unique programs to potential students and their families. We are confident they will leave with a great impression of our college, faculty and students and gain a better understanding of public health and potential career paths.

Our part in the event includes informational sessions, a booth at the vendor fair, networking and providing lunch for our guests. Volunteers are needed to a lend a hand in various roles from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Click here for additional information and to sign up. We hope to see you there!

See more information about the 2017 Juntos Family Day

College of Public Health Speakers' Series: “You Just Don’t Understand: Cultural Humility, Communication and Health” - in Portland

Health & Wellness Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Monday, May 1, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:50 PM

This 10-week long speaker series will highlight 10 public health issues important for all Oregonians taught by experts from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.

Click for more information about this special research-driven speakers' series in Portland featuring OSU experts.

The following speakers with tentative topics for their lectures are listed below. Refreshments provided. 

April 3, 2017: Jeff Bethel – “Getting Ready for the Big One"

April 10, 2017: Carolyn Aldwin – "Biopsychosocial Aging: How Stress Gets Under the Skin"


April 17, 2017: Kate MacTavish – "Health trajectories: Why zipcodes matter more than genetic codes"

April 24, 2017: Javier Nieto – “Sleep and Health”

May 1, 2017: Sunil Khanna – “You Just Don’t Understand: Cultural Humility, Communication and Health”

May 8, 2017: Rick Settersten – “Journey to Adulthood: The long and winding road"


May 15, 2017: Stephanie Grutzmacher – “Local Food, Good Nutrition”

May 22, 2017: Dave Dallas – “Human Milk and Your Baby’s Health”

June 5, 2017: Carolyn Mendez-Luck – "Caregiving in Cultural Context”

June 12, 2017: Jeff Luck – “Health Care System, What's next for Obamacare?”

Corvallis | Ovation: Building Connections and Recognizing Impact

Health & Wellness Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and Dean F. Javier Nieto as we applaud the contributions of our volunteers and supporters. This special reception and dinner honors individuals who have made a significant impact on our students, within their communities or at our college.

A complimentary seated dinner will be provided to invited guests. Additional guests are welcome at $25 per person.

Seating is limited, so please register by April 20

Porcine Respiratory & Reproductive Syndrome

Small Farms Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Monday, May 1, 2017 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
The current status of PRRS and the issues/benefits of vaccinating.
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Intro to Permaculture

Small Farms Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Monday, May 1, 2017 12:00 PM

In this free, online permaculture course, you will learn about the process, ethics and principles of permaculture design while diving into climate-specific design elements through interactive technology, videos, graphics, and readings. The course is designed to benefit everyone regardless of your learning style, time commitments or available technology.

Students who complete all course activities should expect to spend between two to four hours each week on course work.  

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Tour Wandering Fields

Small Farms Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ben Yohai, Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association (SOSGA) will show participants his biennial seed crops and discuss the challenges and benefits of growing seeds.  Ben has been growing seeds for a decade and contracts with multiple seed companies. For updates on this event, go to: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/SF-classes

Call 541-776-7371 to register, or contact paula.burkhalter@oregonstate.edu

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Strawberry Field Day

Small Farms Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mark your calendars for our field days at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora.
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

National Get Outdoors Day

Small Farms Events - 2 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, June 3, 2017 (all day event)

The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs