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POULTRY MANAGEMENT for LARGER FLOCKS

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 45 min ago
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Demand for local eggs and poultry meat is hot, but how does one manage larger flocks of birds? Dr. James Hermes, poultry specialist with Oregon State University, will present this class with a focus on breed selection, poultry health and disease, feeding and nutrition and economics. His current research is in alternative feeds for small flocks and pastured organic and free-range poultry production.

Instructor: James Hermes, Ph.D., OSU Poultry Specialist

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EXPLORING THE SMALL FARM DREAM

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 45 min ago
Monday, March 6, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mondays, March 6, 13 and 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
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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ADVANCED FARM EQUIPMENT

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 45 min ago
Saturday, March 11, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Two Saturdays, March 11 and March 18.
Instructor: David Mostue, farmer & equipment guru.
Enrollment limited to 8. Basic Farm Equipment a pre-requisite. Small class size will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on skills with maintenance and repair of small gas engines and larger gas and diesel engines; tractor implements customization; and basic welding. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own equipment projects to work on. Project scope will be limited by class length.Discuss project ideas with David at the end of the basic class.
Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms
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Northwest Horse Fair & Expo

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 45 min ago
Friday, March 24, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017 (all day event)

The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2017, presented by Akins Trailer Sales, will celebrate the spirit of the horse, featuring fancy dancing horses, spell-binding equine entertainment, first-class clinicians, dynamic demos, and a huge trade show, providing wholesome family fun for horse lovers of all ages!

Now in it’s eighteenth year, the expo will kick off Thursday evening March 23, with the first round of a brand new event: the Mustang Adoption Challenge 2017, presented by Teens & Oregon Mustangs. Then the “mane event” gets into full swing, running three full days: March 24, 25 and 26, with an array of equine performances, entertainment and education, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon.

More information & tickets available here: http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/event-details/

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The Agritourism Summit for Marion and Polk Counties

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 45 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
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MASON BEES-BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 45 min ago
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

LEARN ABOUT MASON BEES AS IMPORTANT POLLINATORS, AND BUILD A SPECIAL HOUSE FOR THEM TO TAKE HOME TO YOUR GARDEN.

PLEASE PRE PAY AND REGISTER ONLINE AT:http://bit.ly/JacksonMG2017

$15.00 IF PAID AT THE DOOR.
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CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 4 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 4 hours 45 min ago
Monday, February 6, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

Polk County Master Gardener Meeting and Program

Gardening Events - 4 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All are welcome to join the Polk County Master Gardeners on February 9, in Dallas. Our program will feature Paul Ries, OSU/ODF discussing how to recognize and prevent hazard trees in our yards, gardens and communities. The Chapter will hold its meeting following the presentation and break.

 

How to Recognize and Prevent Hazard Trees

 

Paul Ries teaches online urban forestry and arboriculture courses as a faculty member and extension specialist in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, and manages the statewide urban forestry program for the Oregon Department of Forestry. He has worked as a public information officer on wildfires, as a city forester in Cincinnati Ohio, and as executive director of a non-profit professional society. He holds BS and MS degrees in Natural Resources and has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 1988.  He has over 30 years of experience helping people understand tree risk and tree hazards.


In this presentation, Paul will help us understand how to recognize and prevent hazard trees.  The trees around our homes and in our city landscapes are valuable assets providing a myriad of services like clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, and even increased property values. But if we don't keep our trees healthy, they can become liabilities and cause damage to people and property. In this session, you'll learn how to recognize when a tree is becoming hazardous, and how to prevent hazard trees from happening in the first place.

 

Public Welcome – Door Prizes

 

Insights into Gardening

Gardening Events - 4 hours 45 min ago
Saturday, February 11, 2017 (all day event)

What: Insights into Gardening is a day-long seminar hosted by Benton County Master Gardeners.  Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, new to the area or an Oregon native, you will find plenty of practical, research-based ideas to make your gardening easier, more enjoyable, and more successful.  And . . . new this year!  A series of basic gardening classes appropriate for any gardeners but particularly for newbies.  (Check out the Gardening 101 strand in the program.)

And More: 20+ garden-related exhibitors, raffle prizes, and on-site Grass Roots gardening book sales

 

Please join us for an educational and fun day! 

Please check http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/insights for more details and registration information.  

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Gardening Events - 4 hours 45 min ago
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Professor emeritus, Ross Penhallegon has more than 50 years of orchard management experience—come learn from the best! Classes will be held rain or shine, so dress weather appropriate. There will be an opportunity for a hands-on activity after the workshops, so bring your gloves and pruners. Please register for one of the following classes. To register by phone call 541-967-3871. You may register online at http://tinyurl.com/jj57qsv, or drop by the Benton or Linn County OSU Extension Service office 
4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis (Benton)
33630 McFarland Rd, Tangent (Linn)

Oregon Logging Conference and Equipment Show

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:35pm
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Saturday, February 25, 2017 (all day event)

79th Annual Oregon Logging Conference

Logging, Trucking, Construction and Heavy Equipment Expo

February 23, 24, and 25, 2017

Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon

Visit: www.oregonloggingconference.com

Call 541.686.9191 or email: info@oregonloggingconference.com

Basic Woodland Management - Washington County

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:35pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 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, forest ecology and habitat
• Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
• Getting it Done: Timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
• Field trip to see first-hand examples of what you’ve learned

Details...

• Cost for the course is $50 for one participant/$60 for two or more participants from the same family.
• Course is taught in a blended online/in person format. Participants will be given short online assignments to complete prior to each class session.
• Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties
• To attend you must pre-register no later than January 25th. Use the form below or register online at: http://tinyurl.com/basicwoodlandmanagement.
• Questions? Contact Amy Grotta, (503) 397-3462 or amy.grotta@oregonstate.edu
Basic Woodland

BASIC FARM EQUIPMENT

Small Farms Events - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:35pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: David Mostue, farmer & equipment guru.
This class offers an introduction to farm equipment maintenance and repair including: 1) an overview of how small gas engines and larger gas and diesel engines run.  2) Proper fluid levels & fluid change schedules.  3) Basic maintenance and tuning.  4) Identifying and troubleshooting problems.  5)  Fixing /customizing all types of farm equipment.  6) How to tell when you can fix a problem yourself & when you need to call in an expert or haul your tractor to town. Call 541-776-7371 or (preferred) REGISTER ON LINE: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms


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BASIC FARM EQUIPMENT

Small Farms Events - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:35pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: David Mostue, farmer & equipment guru.
This class offers an introduction to farm equipment maintenance and repair including:

*An overview of how small gas engines and larger gas and diesel engines run.
*Proper fluid levels & fluid change schedules.
*Basic maintenance and tuning.
*Identifying and troubleshooting problems.
*Fixing /customizing all types of farm equipment.

How to tell when you can fix a problem yourself & when you need to call in an expert or haul your tractor to town. Read about Advanced Farm Equipment class on March 11 & 18...
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The Effect of Oregon Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Among Undergraduates

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 2:41pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"The Effect of Oregon Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Among Undergraduates"

Harold Bae, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Harold 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). 

Harold Bae received his PhD in Biostatistics from Boston University in 2014 and MS in Health Services Research from Dartmouth University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.

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.

This seminar is also sponsored by the Biostatistics Faculty.

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

Visit CPHHS seminars to see schedule of upcoming seminars and video of past seminars.

Cable Logging Workshop

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 2:41pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - Friday, February 24, 2017 (all day event)

This 4-day workshop covers all phases of cable harvesting, including systems, equipment, and rigging requirements to meet environmental and economic goals.  Strategic planning and system selection are stressed.  Advantages and disadvantages of each system will be discussed.  (Unit planning is covered in the field-oriented UNIT PLANNING & LAYOUT workshop.)  ATTENDEES: harvest planners, loggers, foresters, equipment dealers, engineers, forest technicians, sale layout personnel, contract supervisors, forest sale administrators.

FOREST ENGINEERING INC

Email:  office@forestengineer.com

Corvallis, Oregon

Your Farm: Growing Success

Small Farms Events - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 2:41pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Taught by Atina Diffley, a nationally known farmer & wholesale development expert. Hosted by Thrive and FamilyFarmed. The event is hosted by Thrive Family Farmed and OSU Extension Small Farms.

This workshop will help you decide which markets are right for your farm, how to develop your business plan, and will cover crop planning to meet market needs and maximize profits, postharvest handling, sorting and packing for wholesale markets, and designing your packing shed. This workshop is designed to increase the profitability of small-scale, diversified produce farmers. 

Registration includes a copy of Wholesale Success: A Farmer’s Guide to Food Safety, Selling, Postharvest Handling, and Packing Produce, a light lunch, snacks, and hot beverages.

REGISTER ON LINE (preferred):  https://apps.ideal-logic.com/osuextension?key=F3T9-25VWY_K9KH-5PTF_2d5df9c2

Questions about the workshop, please call THRIVE at 541-488-7884 or email: wholesalethrive@gmail.com

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Woodland Management – Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Thursday, February 23, 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. It also 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
•Taking 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.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.

Registration required: Cost for the course is $40 for one participant/$50 for two or more participants from the same family. Please pre-register no later than February 5. Use the form on the next page or contact Jean at
503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631 or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu.

Harvest Tour

Forestry Events - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 2:41pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Join AHB researchers, Extension agents, and other poplar enthusiasts for a free field tour of the AHB Jefferson poplar demonstration site on February 22nd, 2017, anytime from 10:30am-2:30pm. Please register so that we can send you specific information or let you know if we have to cancel due to inclement weather. Remember to dress for field conditions!

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/eaVEkw6x2Hs5Y3tk2

Questions: Contact Noelle Hart 

425-741-9953, noelle.hart@wsu.edu