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Disposable Electrochemical Microchip for On-Farm Detection of E.coli from Agricultural Water

Small Farms Events - 14 hours 21 min ago
Monday, November 3, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fall 2014 Faculty Seminar Schedule, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Presenter: Fei Hei, Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Small-Scale & Urban Farming Series

Small Farms Events - 14 hours 21 min ago
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact: Brooke Edmunds

October 14, 2014                              Phone: 541-344-5859

 

[Eugene, Oregon] – The OSU Extension Service in Lane County is starting a Small-Scale & Urban Farming Series of classes. The first class “Pasture Management” will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6-8:30 p.m. at 996 Jefferson Street, Eugene (enter on 10th at the ramp). Cost of each session is $25 per person. This class is for the small acreage landowner who is managing pasture and livestock. You will learn how to improve pasture productivity by managing soil health, fertilizing and liming, and grazing systems.

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RECIPE TO MARKET-Creating a Food Business

Small Farms Events - 14 hours 21 min ago
Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 15, 2014 5:00 PM

FLYER
The aim of this Southern Oregon four-part series is to help small farmers, local "foodies" and would-be entrepreneurs transform their passion for food into an artisan & value-added food business. The series will provide critical, useful and time saving information needed to launch a successful food business.
Oct. 15 Kick Off at the Tap Rock was a big success.  If you missed it you may still join us for the first class on Nov. 1 fro 10 am to 5 pm at the Josephine County Extension Center.  $40 for Nov. 1 only or register on line below for all 3 classes ($55)

READ THE DETAILS...

REGISTER

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STARTING A FARM STAND

Small Farms Events - 14 hours 21 min ago
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

FLYER

Considering opening a farm stand? This class will cover county regulations and fees, tips for making your stand a success and other considerations.  Producers with success ful farm stands from Easy Valley Farm and Whistling Duck will share their experiences. Also instructing: Maud Powell, OSU Extension Small Farms faculty and Kely Madding, Jackson County Planner.

REGISTER ON LINE

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AG SQUARED-Farm Record Keeping Tool Training

Small Farms Events - 14 hours 21 min ago
Friday, November 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FLYER
This class is offered by OSU Extension Small Farms, Thrive and AgSquared to train farmers in best management practices. Learn how to use this online tool to both plan and manage an increase in production, plus keep the records needed in order to track farm growth over a period of time. Instructors: Drew Katz and David Wides, AgSquared Customer Success Team. And, Jeff Higley, a local Applegate Valley farmers will talk about his experience using AgSquared.
Location: RCC/SOU Higher Education Center
101 South Bartlett Street; Medford

REGISTER ON LINE

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Go Garden, Go Green

Gardening Events - 14 hours 22 min ago
Saturday, October 11, 2014 (all day event)

"Go Garden"...

Saturday, October 11 from 9AM-2:30PM, two Master Gardeners, Mary Jacobs and Jordan Dawn, will be sharing their gardens and the organic practices used in achieving the production of various fruits and vegetables.  This will be a great opportunity to learn by observing and to ask questions on how to begin gardening or to be more successful in what you have growing.

Mary will also talk about chickens and the eggs that she harvests as a result.  You will be able to see the creative way in which she has incorporated chickens into her garden.

and "Go Green"

We will begin the afternoon with a healthy lunch prepared by our Oregon State University nutrition expert on the South Coast, Stephanie Polizzi, and then she will teach us about the value of eating your greens and just how they affect our general health with NO--the nitric oxide they provide and the role that this substance plays in eating more healthfully.

Sustainable Landscape Training - Lane County

Gardening Events - 14 hours 22 min ago
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:00 AM - Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:00 PM
Lear practical information to create sustainable/green/ecological landscapes. Participants will learn to utilize landscape practices that can be applied to their own yards and will benefit by improving their soil biology and reducing erosion. Class will meet both days, October 22-23, 2014 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration form and credit card payment option is available on the website: extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

HORSES AND MUD

Small Farms Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 6:48am
Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FLYER
Protect the health of your horses and other livestock by learning how to manage winter mud and manure. Also covered will be all-weather surface construciton, horse health issues, pasture and grazing management, grant programs and much more. Instructors: Angie Boudro and Paul DiMaggio

REGISTER ON LINE

Youth 12-18 may attend for $12.50. YOUTH REGISTRATION

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PWLA Innovation Summit

Forestry Events - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:50am
Friday, October 17, 2014 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Please join us for a morning of learning with professors from the Oregon State University Department of Wood Science and Engineering. We’ll get to learn about exciting new fields of study in our industry, and connect with the instructors at the forefront of forestry innovation. We’ll get to hear about multi-story wooden structures, related code issues and what to expect in the future. After the lectures, we will tour the lab facilities.  A more detailed schedule will be provided upon RSVP.

Coffee and light snacks will be available in the morning, followed by lunch at Woodstock’s Pizza. Pizza and soda are included with your registration fee.

Agenda and registration information on the PWLA website.

CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:50am
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Understanding the Genetic Basis of Complex Polygenic Traits" Harold Bae, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, College of Public Health & Human Sciences

Dr. Bae’s research is focused on statistical genetics and Bayesian statistics aimed at developing advanced modeling to understand the genetic basis of complex polygenic traits.

His current research focuses on detection of genetic variants with different inheritance patterns formulated as a Bayesian model selection problem, integrating genetic data and sub-phenotypes of the trait of interest to dissect the genotype-phenotype associations using network models. Although his work is primarily with genetic data, his research is also applicable to non-genetic data.

He is currently engaged in collaborative research settings in studies of sickle cell anemia with Dr. Martin Steinberg (Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease Boston Medical Center) and aging and longevity with Dr. Thomas Perls (New England Centenarian Study and Long Life Family Study).

Oktoberfest

Food Events - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:50am
Friday, October 17, 2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come celebrate the start of fall with the club.

 Tickets (Tickets are to recieve a grilled item.):

Students: $3

Faculty/Staff: $5

At the event: $5 

Tickets will be sold the week of the event in Wiegand Hall, Room 107. Tickets can also be purchased at the event. Tickets are also an entry to a raffle to win club shirts and other fun prizes.

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 6:50am
Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

Campbell Lecture

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:33pm
Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Studying Lives in Changing Times: A Life Course Journey" Glen H. Elder Jr. Howard W. Odum Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology, research professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Glen H. Elder Jr., author of “Children of the Great Depression,” will share the story of his career and how his work has contributed to the flourishing field of life course studies. For more information about Prof. Elder view Glen H. Elder Jr.'s website

The Cynthia and Duncan Campbell Lecture on Childhood Relationships, Risk and Resilience is presented annually and made possible by Cindy and Duncan Campbell

FREE and open to the public

See Campbell Lecture website

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:21pm
Thursday, October 9, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

Why Accreditation Matters

Health & Wellness Events - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:21pm
Thursday, October 9, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dean Tammy Bray presents "Why Accreditation Matters" at the October 9, 2014 meeting of the OSU TRIAD Club in MU 211. For 88 years, the TRIAD Club at OSU has provided faculty and now staff with an opportunity to gather over a meal to share fellowship, discuss the challenges of the day, celebrate success and learn something new.

Attendance is free of charge, but we think you'll enjoy the delicious optional lunch for that is offered for $11.

RSVP to rsvp@oregonstate.edu

Last day to submit GridIron Chef recipes

Health & Wellness Events - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:24pm
Monday, October 6, 2014 (all day event)

Calling all foodies! Do you think what you have what it takes to be Oregon State’s GridIron Chef? The Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences are hosting a healthy tailgate recipe contest, and we want your entries!

Obesity is on the rise, but you can help do your part by helping your family eat healthy – even during football games! Submit your favorite healthy snack, appetizer or tailgate food recipe for a chance to win great prizes – and bragging rights.

The finalists’ recipes will have a nutrition analysis performed by the Moore Family Center and will be included on the Moore Family Center and CPHHS college websites.

All finalists will receive prizes that include items such as Bob’s Red Mill product gift baskets, Bob’s Red Mill gift certificates, and college and Moore Family Center swag.

See CPHHS Homecoming 2014 for details

Forest of Arts

Forestry Events - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 5:12pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 5, 2014 5:00 PM

Hopkins Demonstration Forest and Three Rivers Artist Guild present the Second Annual Forest of Arts.

So much to discover in 140 acres of native forest...

  • Free Admission
  • Meet the artists selling sculpture, paintings, jewelry, woodwork and more
  • Family friendly, hands-on crafts and demonstrations
  • Performances, interactive displays, plein air painting and music
  • Local food and wine
  • Free Parking and shuttle to the event
  • Free Forest tours

CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:35pm
Friday, October 3, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

LIFE Scholars. Student researchers and their faculty mentors present on research conducted over the Summer of 2014 as part of the Center of Health Aging Research's LIFE Scholars Summer Research Program. The program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to work with a Center for Healthy Aging Research faculty member to develop research skills and an understanding of opportunities in science and research.

Presenters

  • Nandita Kumar & Jadwiga Giebultowicz -  The Role of Circadian Rhythms in Age-related Inflammation
  • Brian Ceballos & Tory Hagen - The Declining Age-Related Stress Response
  • Lynda Bradley, Vivana Perez, Zhen Yu, Bharath Sunchu &  Rong Wang - Comparing 26S Proteasome Activity Between Long-living and Short-  living Species
  • Mai Anh Nguyen & Carolyn Aldwin - Does High Spirituality Compensate for Low Mastery

 View the LIFE Scholars Summer Research Program website.

 

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:30pm
Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

Gerontology Student Association Meeting

Health & Wellness Events - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:30pm
Thursday, October 2, 2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Free Pizza! (Now that we have your attention) Join the Gerontology Student Association for their first meeting of Fall term. Thursday, October 2, 4:30 - 6 p.m. in Waldo 400. The OSU Gerontology Student Association works to share and build upon our knowledge through intellectual discussion, exploring issues related to aging, and community involvement. (And yes, free pizza.)

http://health.oregonstate.edu/students/groups/gerontology-student-association