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Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you want to make sure your forest is resilient to fire, pests or diseases?  Are you interested in how your land can better suit wildlife, timber production, or recreation? Would you like to make sure your roads are well-built, and know that you filed your taxes correctly? The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program shows you how to “read” your woodland by understanding local ecological factors as well as how to conduct assessments to determine where your woodland is heading as it grows and matures. You will learn how various management activities can help you meet your long term vision for the property.   This is the flagship course of the OSU Extension Forestry program.  MWM volunteers represent a 20 year legacy, and include a wide array of people and woodlands throughout Oregon. Whether you own 5 or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you gain skills for tending your woodland and provide opportunities to share your passion for stewardship.  View the Master Woodland Manager application/registration brochure.

Introduction To Forest Soils and Using the Web Soil Survey

Forestry Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Wednesday, February 8, 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

 

How to Manage a Timber Sale

Forestry Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Saturday, February 4, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This seminar will introduce you to the steps involved in setting up and managing a timber sale to yield the ecological and economic results you want from harvesting trees from your forest.

For more information, http://nnrg.org/how-to-manage-a-timber-sale/

REGISTER AT: http://timber-sale-or.eventbrite.com

Lincoln County Farm to Forest Tour

Forestry Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Friday, January 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Save the date! More information to come!

RSVP: Lincoln County Extension Office 541-574-6534

 

 

Trees & Taxes:

Forestry Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This class is a must for anyone with forest management expenses, recent forest income, or planning for future income from their forestland.  Many landowners are unaware of the special provisions in the Internal Revenue Code that pertain to forestland and income generated from their land.  This session will help you improve the records you keep on your forestland as well as minimize the taxes that you pay for income generated by your forest.  

Topics Include:

  • Understanding basis
  • Allocation of basis
  • Taxation of income
  • Forestry Incentives
  • Treatment of expenses
  • Recordkeeping

Presenter: 

Tamara Cushing, OSU Extension Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Specialist – Forest Economics, Management & Policy Starker Chair in Private & Family Forestry

Additional Information and Registration:

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/trees-taxes

Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you want to make sure your forest is resilient to fire, pests or diseases?  Are you interested in how your land can better suit wildlife, timber production, or recreation? Would you like to make sure your roads are well-built, and know that you filed your taxes correctly? The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program shows you how to “read” your woodland by understanding local ecological factors as well as how to conduct assessments to determine where your woodland is heading as it grows and matures. You will learn how various management activities can help you meet your long term vision for the property.   This is the flagship course of the OSU Extension Forestry program.  MWM volunteers represent a 20 year legacy, and include a wide array of people and woodlands throughout Oregon. Whether you own 5 or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you gain skills for tending your woodland and provide opportunities to share your passion for stewardship.  View the Master Woodland Manager application/registration brochure.

Global Opportunity Information Session and Panel

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn more about global opportunities in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Women’ s Building Rm 205

●Learn about CPHHS summer programs in Bangalore(India), the Dominican Republic and London from faculty members leading the programs.

●Hear from current CPHHS students about their experiences studying overseas.

●Review the application process.

●Get your questions answered!

Free & open to the public - and registration is appriciated.

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-737-3256, preferably one week in advance.

MASON BEES-BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME

Small Farms Events - 7 hours 18 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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PUBLIC HEALTH UNDER OCCUPATION

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A videoconference direct from the Gaza Strip with Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, Director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program, and Dr. Yousef AlJeesh, Dean of Nursing Faculty at Islamic University, discussing issues and challenges in promoting public health under seige.

THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF DISPLACEMENT

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Friday, January 27, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

What do current struggles in Palestine have in common with Syrian refugees, Standing Rock, and Tibet? A panel session featuring College of Public Health and Human Sciences Dean Javier Nieto and students Mohammed al-Astal, Sal Bortcos and Meghan Fitzgerald. Dr. Chunhuei Chi will facilitate a discussion of the impact of displacement on health around the globe and the unique example of Palestine.

CHALLENGES IN REFUGEE HEALTHCARE

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A videoconference with Dr. Akihiro Seita, UNRWA’s Director of Health Programme, sharing challenges, innovations and new paths forward in providing health care to refugees.

Pesticide Private Applicator Training

Small Farms Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Thursday, January 19, 2017 8:00 AM - Friday, January 20, 2017 12:30 PM

Designed to prepare agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exams. Class provides in-depth training and support for those who may be interested in pursuing pesticide applicator certification/license.

Obtain recertification credit for those who have certification/license. CR: 10 inc core -4

8:00 - 2:30, Thursday

8:00 - 12:30, Friday

Instructor: Isabela Mackey

Call 541-917-4929 for more information and to register

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN FOOD FOREST

Small Farms Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A FOOD FOREST IS A TECHNIQUE WHICH MIMICS A WOODLAND ECOSYSTEM BY SUBMITTING EDIBLE TREES. SHRUBS, PERENNIALS AND ANNUALS.

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

$15.00 IF PAID AT THE DOOR.
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On-Farm Food Safety Project

Small Farms Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Sunday, February 19, 2017 (all day event)

The OSU Center for Small Farms has teamed up with FamilyFarmed to bring their On-Farm Food Safety Project to Oregon in February in three day-long workshops: February 16, 17, and 19.

These workshops, taught by Atina Diffley, nationally known farmer & on-farm food safety expert, will cover practical food safety strategies for your farm, along with up-to-date guidance on FSMA requirements and compliance strategies.

Workshop #1 is designed for mid-scale produce farmers

  • February 16, 2017
  • OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Cente, Aurora, OR

Workshop #2 is designed for small-scale, diversified produce farmers

  •  February 17, 2017
  • Food Innovation Center, Portland, OR

Workshop #3 is designed for small-scale diversidied produce farmers

  • February 19, 2017
  • OSU Alumni Center, Corvallis, OR

 

For more information or to register, contact Heidi Noordijk (heidi.noordijk@oregonstate.edu) or visit this info & registration page

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Small Farms Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Wednesday, January 25, 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)
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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Small Farms Events - 7 hours 18 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)
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Oregon Small Farms Conference

Small Farms Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Oregon Small Farms Conference is a daylong event geared toward farmers, agricultural professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of farmers markets.  Thirty educational sessions are offered on a variety of topics relevant to the Oregon small farmers and include a track in Spanish. Speakers include farmers, OSU Extension faculty, agribusiness, and more.

More information available here:  http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/sfc

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On-Farm Food Safety Project

Small Farms Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Friday, February 17, 2017 (all day event)

The OSU Center for Small Farms has teamed up with FamilyFarmed to bring their On-Farm Food Safety Project to Oregon in February in three day-long workshops: February 16, 17, and 19.

These workshops, taught by Atina Diffley, nationally known farmer & on-farm food safety expert, will cover practical food safety strategies for your farm, along with up-to-date guidance on FSMA requirements and compliance strategies.

Workshop #1 is designed for mid-scale produce farmers

  • February 16, 2017
  • OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Cente, Aurora, OR

Workshop #2 is designed for small-scale, diversified produce farmers

  • February 17, 2017
  • Food Innovation Center, Portland, OR

Workshop #3 is designed for small-scale diversidied produce farmers

  • February 19, 2017
  • OSU Alumni Center, Corvallis, OR

 

For more information or to register, contact Heidi Noordijk (heidi.noordijk@oregonstate.edu) or visit this info & registration page

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

On-Farm Food Safety Project

Small Farms Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Thursday, February 16, 2017 (all day event)

The OSU Center for Small Farms has teamed up with FamilyFarmed to bring their On-Farm Food Safety Project to Oregon in February in three day-long workshops: February 16, 17, and 19.

These workshops, taught by Atina Diffley, nationally known farmer & on-farm food safety expert, will cover practical food safety strategies for your farm, along with up-to-date guidance on FSMA requirements and compliance strategies.

Workshop #1 is designed for mid-scale produce farmers

  • February 16, 2017
  • OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Cente, Aurora, OR

Workshop #2 is designed for small-scale, diversified produce farmers

  •  February 17, 2017
  • Food Innovation Center, Portland, OR

Workshop #3 is designed for small-scale diversidied produce farmers

  • February 19, 2017
  • OSU Alumni Center, Corvallis, OR

 

For more information or to register, contact Heidi Noordijk (heidi.noordijk@oregonstate.edu) or visit this info & registration page

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Cider & Perry Orcharding

Small Farms Events - 7 hours 18 min ago
Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Back by popular demand, NABC offers a workshop tailor made for the Orchardist wanting to grow cider & Perry fruit in marine climates. Gary Moulton, local Pomologist & Orchardist, will take you throught everything you need to know at this one-day workshop, addressing the critical issues for marine climate orcharding of these specalty fruits. Topics include:

  • Cider & Perry Varietals (discussion, sampling)
  • Soil Fertility and Amendmants
  • Planning, Planting & Orchard Layout
  • Rootstock, Irrigation, Harvest Methods
  • Pest Control
  • Grafting
  • Pruning, Training & Fruit Thinning

If you have unidentified fruit from your orchard, please feel free to bring a sample for indentification.

Workshop Registration Fee: $95.00

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Register online at: www.agbizcenter.org (Classes & Workshops) 

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