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Christmas Tree Genetics & Tree Improvement Webinar Series

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Understanding genetics and tree improvement is critical to the success of your Christmas tree farm, whether you know it or not. From selecting the right species for your site to starting your own seed orchard, tree genetics impact your operation every day.


In this five part webinar series, leading Christmas tree scientists from throughout the U.S. will present an in-depth discussion of the critical elements of Christmas tree improvement and how genetic selection can improve the growth, health, and quality of your trees and make your farm more profitable.


Webinar schedule:
Feb. 1 The Tree Improvement Process: Selection, Testing & Breeding
Feb. 8 Capturing Genetic Gain: Seed Collection Zones & Seed Orchards
Feb 15 Tree Improvement Techniques: Grafting, Controlled-pollination & Tissue Culture
Feb. 22 Tree Improvement Case Studies From Around the Country and Around the World
March 1 Future Issues: Genetic Engineering and Genomics of Fir Species


Presenters:

Rick Bates - Penn State University

Gary Chastagner - Washington State University

Bert Cregg - Michigan State University

John Frampton - North Carolina State University

Chal Landgren - Oregon State University

Lilian Matallana - North Carolina State University

Jim Rockis - Reliable Source Seeds and Transplants


Cost: No charge - registration is required. Register by January 25 at:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/ChristmasTreeWebinar2016/

Contact: Bert Cregg cregg@msu.edu 517-353-0335
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Jill O’Donnell, 231-779-9480 by January 25, 2017 to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

Succession Planning Workshop Series

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Succession planning for farm, ranch and working lands is a valuable practice that provides clarity, direction and accountability to families for land and business transitions. See flyer for additional details.

Second Session: 
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 9am-4pm
Location: Chemekata Eola Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Rd, Salem
Morning session: Introduction to estate planning strategies, state & federal tax issues, Oregon Natural Resource Credit, structuring ownership & assets, and record keeping.  And, Conservation Easements and how they can be used as a tool in estate planning.
Afternoon session: Expand on 1/17 class with more in depth look at family business basics and building a foundation for succession planning focusing on family business topics. And, an introduction to estate planning specifically addressing estate planning issues for farm and ranch landowners.

Cost: $50 per family (up to 5 people) includes Planning Workbook and food

Introduction To Forest Soils and Using the Web Soil Survey

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The soil is one of the most important resources in your forest, and a key factor in forest productivity. Understanding the soil types and characteristics in your forest is critical for management planning because soil provides water storage, aeration, nutrients, plant anchorage, and suitable environments for soil organisms. This class will give you an introduction to soil morphology, landform origin, soil classification, and nutrient cycling. You will also learn how to use the Web Soil Survey to find and interpret this information for your property and identify risks associated with soil disturbance and potential soil productivity losses.

 Information and Registration 

Oregon State University Cancer Research Collaborations with OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Health & Wellness Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Friday, March 3, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This seminar features faculty members from OSU who are collaborating with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute through the Horizon Initiative. The goal of this collaboration is to facilitate growth of inter-institutional, multidisciplinary research teams and to develop sustainable and innovative research in cancer prevention and control

Presenting CPHHS faculty include:

Jessica Gorman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Health Promotion and Health Behavior

Cynthia Mojica, PhD
Assistant Professor
Health Promotion and Health Behavior

Veronica Irvin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Health Promotion and Health Behavior

Yumie Takata, PhD
Assistant Professor
Nutrition and Epidemiology

Emily Ho, PhD
Professor and Endowed Director of the Moore Family Center
for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health

The Knight Cancer Institute is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. Driven by its mission to end cancer as we know it, the institute is building upon its expertise in targeted treatments to advance the early detection of cancer when the disease is most treatable.

The Horizon Initiative was created to promote this goal by leveraging complementary expertise among investigators at both universities and funding research pilot projects anywhere along the cancer continuum, from prevention to survivorship.
 
The college-wide research seminar is Co-Sponsored by:

  • the College Research Office
  • the Hallie Ford Center
  • the Center for Healthy Aging
  • the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods Nutrition and Preventive Health
  • and the Center for Global Health.

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 in 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

Visist the CPHHS seminars page to view past seminar videos and see a schedule of upcoming seminars.

Intro to Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Wednesday, April 12, 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.

Starker Lecture Series

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 3:30 PM - 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"

Corporate Influence on Public Health and Democracy

Health & Wellness Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Center for Global Health Professional Seminar by Professor Bill Wiist.
"Corporate Influence on Public Health and Democracy"

William H. Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, is lead editor for a book in progress for Cambridge University Press about the role of health professionals in the prevention of war.

He is professionally active in retirement with 40 + years of postdoctoral experience as a faculty member, department and program chair, health agency administrator, consultant, volunteer for public health programs, lecturer and author.

Served as a senior scientist in an interdisciplinary health policy institute with responsibility for health policy curriculum. Developed and administered the chronic disease and injury prevention program for a large urban department of public health, was the founding executive director of an injury prevention center, and president of health services research and education consulting firm.

Received about $5 million in grants from state and federal agencies and private foundations for research and programs on prevention of heart disease, cancer, intimate partner and youth violence, drug abuse in community, clinic and school settings with African American, Latino, Native American, older adult, prenatal patient, and youth populations.

Led an interdisciplinary team in research on religious and health practices among Buddhist practitioners. Edited and co-authored a book for Oxford University Press about the influence of corporations on health policy. Worked with administrators and faculty of the School of Public Health at the University of Chile, Santiago to plan a globalization and health center, and taught the first courses about economic globalization and health.

Teaching specialization: public health and war; influence of corporations on health; economic globalization and health; research on the relationship between spirituality/religion and health; program planning and evaluation; the social and behavioral theoretical foundations of public health.

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Portland | National Public Health Week Happy Hour

Health & Wellness Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Thursday, April 6, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Alumni and friends are invited to join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences in celebrating National Public Health Week. Mingle with fellow Beavers while getting the latest news from Oregon's first accredited college of public health. There will be free appetizers and a chance to win college swag.

Details and registration

 Register by April 2 to receive a free drink ticket. Walkups accepted. Cash bar available.

Woodland Management - Mapleton

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This six-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 logistics, and laws and regulations •Field trip :  See real examples of things learned in class

Information and Registration 

Coastal Forest Roads Workshop

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Saturday, April 1, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Use your road maintenance dollars effectively. Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs. Workshop covers maintenance and im-provement techniques, water quality and aquatic habitat concerns, regulations, con-tracts, technical and financial assistance available to small woodland owners. Bring a photo of your road trouble spot for discussion. Morning classroom and afternoon field session with hands-on exercises to evaluate an existing road, and discuss option for maintenance and improvement. For the field session we will carpool/drive to a site near the Myrtle Point Office.

Instructors:
Steve Bowers – Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist Francisca Belart - Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist Jon Souder- Forest Watershed Extension Specialist Greg Erb – ODF Stewardship forester Norma Kline – Coos and Curry Extension Extension Forester

Pre-Registration Required:

Online (credit/debit) at:
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/
Or in person or by mail (check or cash)
*must be received by 03/25/2017 by 5:00 PM.
Call to confirm space. No walk –ins
Make checks payable to: OSU Extension Service
Mail along with this form to: OSU Extension
631 Alder St. Myrtle Point, OR 97458

Questions? Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext 25292

Tree School Umpqua

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Friday, March 31, 2017 (all day event)

This one-day mini-college offers a variety of topics of interest for family forestland owners, foresters, loggers, arborists, teachers, and the general public. This class will be offered at Phoenix Charter School in Roseburg, OR. To be notified of the schedule and registration information, and for more information, call Holly at (541) 672-4461. Also, visit the Douglas County Forestry program website for more information: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/forestry

The cost for the event is $55 per person before March 1st, and $75 per person for late registration between March 2nd and 19th. Walk in registration is not offered.

Class catalogs will be available the first week of February. Contact the Douglas County Extension office to ensure you receive a copy.

 

International Mass Timber Conference

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Thursday, March 30, 2017 (all day event)
For more information, http://ow.ly/6Czi304OKuJ

Woodland Management - Mapleton

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This six-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 logistics, and laws and regulations •Field trip :  See real examples of things learned in class

Information and Registration 

Clackamas Tree School

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Saturday, March 25, 2017 (all day event)

Tree School date: March 25, 2017. Catalogs sent: January 16. Registration opens:week of January 23

Watch the website for the offical opening date. Classes fill fast, prepare in advance by setting up a Tree School log-in  now.

Oregon Forest Pest Detector Training

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Help protect Oregon forests from invasive species. Designed to help with early identification of exotic forest pests including the emerald ash borer and Asain honhorn beetle. Training has two parts: a self-paced online prerequisite, followed by a field workshop.

Corvallis field workshop, March 23, 2017, 9 am to 12:30 pm

Visit the website for more information and to register

Woodland Discovery Workshops

Forestry Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Purpose
This program is for forest owners thinking about managing their forestland and those folks interested in find-ing out what resources are available locally for supporting woodland management. It’s also an opportunity to learn more about how to tap into these resources, gather information and potentially access financial as-sistance for management activities such as thinning and fuels reduction.


Program

Come and join us for a great opportunity to learn more about what is available in your local area and who can provide support for and enhance your ability to manage your woodland property. We’ll have a variety of re-source folks in attendance who will provide a brief overview of their programs, including the My Blue Moun-tains Woodland project, Wallowa Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry Programs, Oregon State Univer-sity Extension Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, Water-shed Councils, Tree Farm Program/Oregon Small Woodlands Association/Landowner Cooperatives, and Blue Mountains Cohesive Wildfire Strategy Project and Community Wildfire Protection Plans.


We’ll also be discussing woodland management planning, such as benefits of planning, what’s in a plan, how to get started and financial incentives. Finally, we’ll reserve plenty of time for questions and discussion with local resource professionals as well as woodland owners who are actively managing their woods.


Please call ahead to the OSU Extension Offices below so we can plan for adequate handouts and snacks.


For Island City, 541-963-1010; For Enterprise, 541-426-3143; For Pendleton: 541-278-5403


Sponsors and supporters: American Forest Foundation, My Blue Mountains Woodland Project, Oregon De-partment of Forestry, Wallowa Resources, OSU Extension, US Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Watershed Councils, Soil and Water Conservation Districts.


Hope to see you there!

The Agritourism Summit for Marion and Polk Counties

4-H Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
 The Oregon Garden| Orchid Ballroom | 895 W. Main Street, SILVERTON   An education and networking event for farm direct marketers and other agritourism operators. Designed for all sizes and types of farms, woodlands, nurseries, wineries, food processors and botanical gardens. The Summit will feature training in Farm Direct Marketing and Other Agritourism practices. Sessions: l Trends & Markets l Safety & Liability for Farm Visits l Land Use Laws and Regulations l Models of Success l Effective Marketing Speakers represent: UVM and OSU Extension Services, Polk and Marion County Community Planning Divisions, and Travel Salem. Lodging special rate: Room night rate of $89 +tax for Feb. 27 and 28. Deadline to receive this price is January 27.      Dr. Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension is keynote speaker and author of Food, Farms and Community: Exploring Food Systems. $18 per person and includes catered lunch. Paid garden admission is not required to attend. Summit attendees will receive discounted garden admission after the event if they wish a self-guided tour. Please register by February 24 to: http://bit.ly/MarionAgritourism, 503-588-5301 or by email: agritourism@oregonstate.edu

Forage Workshop Polk County Fairgrounds

Small Farms Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Times & presentations are as follows:
Forage and Livestock Resources Roundtable - 2 pm to 4:30 pm
Hay, pasture and silage experts will be available to present information in an informal setting. Workshop participants can ask questions and find resources which can be applicable to their individual forage situations.

Hay Evaluation and Current Livestock Issues - 5 to 7 pm
Paying too much for hay? Livestock still thin after eating? Learn what to look for when buying hay and factors that affect hay nutrition. Learn what makes good hay and how to identify it. Participants are encouraged to bring hay samples. Current Status of Food and Safety Inspection (FSIS) Labeling for Meat Products and The Veterinary Feed Directive

There is no charge for this event. In order to plan for the workshop pre-registration is requested. Call 503-623-8395 or email gene.pirelli@oregonstate.edu
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WELDING & BASIC METAL WORK FOR SMALL FARMS

Small Farms Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Saturday, April 8, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Limited to 8 people. Hands on class held at Dunbar Farms. Instructor: David Mostue
Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms
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EXPLORING THE SMALL FARM DREAM

Small Farms Events - 5 hours 15 min ago
Monday, March 6, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday evenings March 6, 13, and 20.
This three-session course provides an excellent framework to help new farmers assess their skills and interests, learn the realities of farm business ownership, and become connected to local resources. The aim is to help those thinking about small-scale commercial farming learn what it will take to start and manage a farm business, and decide whether that is something they really want to pursue.
Register on line: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarmDream
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