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OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

Gardening Events - 9 hours 35 min ago
Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

Gardening Events - 9 hours 35 min ago
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Linn County Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

Forestry Events - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 2:33pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Joe and Shirley Holmberg are Linn County Tree Farmers of the year for 2016. The Holmberg’s purchased their fifty acre farm sixteen years ago and have reforested with Willamette valley ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, incense cedar, and Oregon ash while managing unique habitats for wildlife. In addition they have restored a one-hundred year old farmhouse that was virtually uninhabitable.

This will also be a potluck with beverages and a main dish provided.

Juniper Manufacturing and Marketing Tour

Forestry Events - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 2:35pm
Friday, September 23, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Since 2011, Gerard Joseph and Lori LaBrecque have successfully operated their juniper manufacturing and marketing business, which is no small feat - over the years many other juniper businesses have floundered and failed due to problems with markets, marketing, difficulty with an expensive and inconsistent raw material supply, and a host of other factors.  But where others failed, Joseph’s Juniper has been able to develop and satisfy a growing market demand for their fence posts, lumber and other products. As noted on their website, “Joseph’s Juniper… is a juniper reclamation and lumber business providing organic alternative wood products to people who want something more natural than the chemically treated lumber typically used in landscaping and fencing projects.” 

The business is not only supporting the local economy, it’s also tied to rangeland restoration by providing an economical means for removing unwanted juniper.  Juniper encroachment is an escalating problem in many parts of eastern Oregon and landowners throughout the region are highly interested in the ecological and economic promise of a viable juniper market.  This tour will examine what it takes to be successful with a juniper business, from stump to market. 

The tour will begin at the Joseph’s Juniper site in Hines at 10:00 a.m. on September 23rd.  Please call or email to RSVP by 5:00 P.M. September 21st.  A van will leave the OSU Baker County Extension office, 2600 East Street in Baker City at 7:00 a.m. so if you want a ride, call to reserve a seat.  Bring your own lunch and dress for the weather.    

Johnson Hall Grand Opening

Environment Events - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 2:35pm
Friday, September 23, 2016 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Celebrate the grand opening of Johnson Hall, the College of Engineering's newest facility. Join us as the Oregon State community launches a new era for engineering at OSU, with a strategic focus on community, education, research, and partnerships. Register at http://www.osufoundation.org/johnsonhall

Precision Tree Felling: SAWW Training Levels 1 & 2

Forestry Events - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:00 PM - Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 PM

This hands-on two-day training will introduce you to some of the world’s leading methods for safe, efficient, and precise tree felling.

For more information, http://nnrg.org/beginning-forestry/ or REGISTER HERE

NWREC Public Farm Tours

Small Farms Events - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 2:35pm
Friday, September 23, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Last tours of the year are on Friday September 23rd and October 28th.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC)
will provide two-hour afternoon farm tours. Anyone interested in seeing the latest research and education activities taking place at the farm are encouraged to attend.

  •  Tours begin at 2:00pm and conclude by 4:00pm. Bring friends, family or neighbors.
  • Call 503-678-1264 or stop by the Main office from 8:00am until 4:30pm daily to reserve your spot.
  • Alltours are provided free of charge as a public service.

Larger groups (up to 24) can be accommodated, too. Call ahead to schedule a convenient time.

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Your Legacy, Your Land

Forestry Events - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 2:37pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for our monthly Your Legacy, Your Land Webinars.  We are partnering with OSU and their Ties to the Land program to connect you with experts as you work through your plans.  On the fourth Thursday of every month at 11 pm (PST), we will discuss a different topic associated with your legacy plan, from setting goals to communicating with your family to understanding the different estate planning tools.   Register for each webinar: http://mylandplan.org/content/your-legacy-your-land-monthly-webinar-series

Sick Trees in Curry County

Forestry Events - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 2:39pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn about two serious health issues on the South Coast - Port Orford Cedar Root Diease and Sudden Oak Death.    Identification, introduction histories, disease spread, management, partnerships and breeding programs to create resistant seedlings.  Sign-up opportunity for low cost disease resistant Port Orford Cedar seedlings in Curry County.

Native Trees Walk Identification & Silvics

Forestry Events - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 2:39pm
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Bring your lunch to eat while we have a short “classroom” session. Then we will head outside and take a walk through the Native Oregon Plant Park! Water & iced tea provided.

Learn to identify and care for your trees!
Trouble distinguishing White and Black Oaks? Wondering if that huge cedar is an Incense, PortOrford, or Western red? Love, care, and health of your trees can only be enhanced by learning about what you've got. This seminar with give you all the tricks of the trade to identify the Native tress in Douglas County –even the look-alikes! This seminar will also discuss the tree’s life characteristics, so you know how to give your trees what they need to stay healthy.

*Register online! Visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events to sign-up & pay online!*

Registration in person or by mail (must be received by Monday, September 19th):
Make checks payable to OSU Extension Service and mail along with this form to:
OSU Extension Service, Attn: Forestry, PO Box 1165, Roseburg, OR 97470

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 2:39pm
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Visit our website for details and registration here.

·        -Have land but not sure how to take care of it? 

·        -Need a plan for your property? 

·        -New to the area?

·        -Thinking of purchasing land?

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property.  The program incorporates weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. This program is great for land owners who want to learn or enhance or develop land management skills as a part of their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week training covers topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, natural vegetation and wildlife, rivers and stream ecosystems, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Weekly classes will meet at OSU Extension at 569 Hanley Road, Central Point

Wednesday afternoons, September 7th – November 16; 12:00-5:00pm

Implementing decision support for IPM in Christmas Trees Workshop

Forestry Events - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 2:35pm
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ODA Pesticide credits requested. There is no fee for this program but registration is required.

More information,

Implementing Decision Support for IPM in Christmas Trees Workshop

Welcome Social for new PHHS students

Health & Wellness Events - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 2:35pm
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Grab a bite to eat, mingle with faculty and students, get information on student clubs, study abroad programs, and more.  Don't forget to pick up a new Planner (free)!

Poultry In Motion

Small Farms Events - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 2:53pm
Monday, September 19, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Logan Miller, Grange Co-op, will present a comprehensive class regarding poultry care from egg to crock pot. She will discuss nutrition, rearing, basic medical and homeopathy principles, and gardening for and with your backyard flock. The slide show and open format is suitable for all ages.


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Build local alliance summer tour

Forestry Events - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 2:47pm
Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The tour will focus on how a local network of committed individuals and companies can bring sustainably-grown and -harvested wood to the marketplace.  We’ll have three engaging and informative tour stops that trace the pathway of one project’s wood, as it makes its way from forest to facade.

For more information, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-local-alliance-summer-tour-tickets-27074653016 

25th Anniversary Celebration

Forestry Events - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 2:47pm
Saturday, September 17, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drought, Mistletoes, Root Rots and Beetles

Forestry Events - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Morning Classroom Topics and Speakers:
• Important bark beetles of eastern Oregon: what you need to know, Christine Buhl, Oregon Department of Forestry Entomologist
• Dwarf mistletoe’s of the region: impact, benefits and management, Dave Shaw, OSU Extension Forest Health Specialist
• Root diseases: what to look for and how to manage, Sarah Navarro, Oregon Department of Forestry Pathologist
• Silvicultural strategies for healthy forests, Steve Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Silviculture Specialist and Director of College Research Forests

After the classroom sessions we’ll head out to several field sites that will focus on the morning topics as well as talk about slash management, drought effects/management and other forest health issues important locally. Dave Shaw will be bringing a few of his students along to participate.

For the field session, there will be some van space available, otherwise we will car pool from Cloverleaf Hall. Please bring your own lunch and water/drinks and be prepared for some walking in the forest.

So we can plan for handouts and snacks please register by Tuesday, September 13!

This will be a great opportunity to learn about some of the more important forest health issues facing management of our Blue Mountain forest and discuss management opportunities for enhancing healthy forests of eastern Oregon. So, bring your questions and get ready for informative and even lively discussions with forest health specialists from around the state!

Regional Forest Health Workshop

Forestry Events - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Audience: professional land managers, woodland owners, students, contractors

This educational opportunity will focus on three major insect/disease issues common in northeast Oregon and their management: 1) Important bark beetles of eastern Oregon: what you need to know; 2) Dwarf mistletoe’s of the region: impact, benefits and management; and 3) Root diseases: what to look for and how to manage. We’ll throw in some management perspectives: silvicultural strategies for healthy forests.

Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, September 15, 2016 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.

Small Farm School

Small Farms Events - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, September 15, 2016 (all day event)

Small Farm School is a full day of hands-on and classroom workshops for beginning commercial farmers and rural land owners.
Topics for 2016 include hazlenut production, pollinator health and habitat, goat management, soil and pasture care, fencing for grazing,  business classes and many others.

Registration opens on July 12, 2016

Visit the Small Farm School Website for more information.

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