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Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 6:11am
Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00 PM

You are invited to attend our latest Live Webinar sponsored by: USDA Forest Service, Southern Regional Extension Forestry, NC State Cooperative Extension, Texas Forest Service.

Title: Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year

What will you learn?
What will you learn? Join this webinar to get the latest tax information, filing season updates, and practical tax tips on: • How to report timber sale • What timber-related expenses and losses can be deducted • Who are responsible for filing 1099 on timber sales • What are the IRS rules on record keeping and substantiating expenses The presenter will answer your specific questions through the online interactive session. learn more here...

Presenters/Authors:
Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, USDA Forest Service

Woodland Discovery Workshops

Forestry Events - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 2:35pm
Thursday, February 2, 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!

Christmas Tree Genetics & Tree Improvement Webinar Series

Forestry Events - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, February 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.

Basic Woodland Management - Washington County

Forestry Events - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, February 1, 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. 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

CHALLENGES IN REFUGEE HEALTHCARE

Health & Wellness Events - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:36pm
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.

New videos show how to maintain sewage disposal facilities for boaters

Breaking Waves - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 1:10pm

Oregon Sea Grant’s communications team has produced eight videos that teach maintenance staff at marinas and parks how to take care of sewage disposal facilities for recreational boaters.

A need for training was identified after OSG Extension’s boating outreach coordinator, Jenny East, met with staff at various facilities, checked the equipment for wear and tear, and reported her findings to the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB).

Each of the eight videos focuses on a specific topic and can be viewed alone or as part of two longer compilations. The combined video about pumpout stations, for example, provides tips on how to perform weekly, quarterly and annual maintenance tasks; winterize them; and troubleshoot common problems. Another video addresses similar topics but for dump stations for portable toilets.

OSG’s videographer, Vanessa Cholewczynski, shot and edited the videos; OSG managing editor, Rick Cooper, produced the music; and the OSMB provided input on scripts and the overall concept. Funding was provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Clean Vessel Act grant program.

(Photo of Jenny East by Vanessa Cholewczynski, Oregon Sea Grant)

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New videos show how to maintain sewage disposal facilities for boaters

Sea Grant - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 1:10pm

Oregon Sea Grant’s communications team has produced eight videos that teach maintenance staff at marinas and parks how to take care of sewage disposal facilities for recreational boaters.

A need for training was identified after OSG Extension’s boating outreach coordinator, Jenny East, met with staff at various facilities, checked the equipment for wear and tear, and reported her findings to the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB).

Each of the eight videos focuses on a specific topic and can be viewed alone or as part of two longer compilations. The combined video about pumpout stations, for example, provides tips on how to perform weekly, quarterly and annual maintenance tasks; winterize them; and troubleshoot common problems. Another video addresses similar topics but for dump stations for portable toilets.

OSG’s videographer, Vanessa Cholewczynski, shot and edited the videos; OSG managing editor, Rick Cooper, produced the music; and the OSMB provided input on scripts and the overall concept. Funding was provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Clean Vessel Act grant program.

(Photo of Jenny East by Vanessa Cholewczynski, Oregon Sea Grant)

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CLAY SUPPORT GROUP

Small Farms Events - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 2:35pm
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

$15.00 IF PAID AT THE DOOR.
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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Gardening Events - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 6:07am
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)

BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 6:07am
Monday, January 2, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 6:07am
Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Online Master Gardener Course Begins

Gardening Events - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 6:07am
Monday, January 23, 2017 12:00 PM
The online Master Gardener course is being revised, and will relaunch in January of 2017.  Register now to secure your spot.  Space is limited.  Visit OSU Professional and Continuing Education for more information.

Food Science Camp 2013 and Erik Fooladi

Bringing Food Chemistry to Life - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 12:44pm

We participate in the Oregon State U Food Science Camp for middle school students.

Part of the STEM [science technology engineering math] Academies@OSU Camps.

We teach about bread fermentations, yeast converting sugars to CO2 and ethanol, lactobacillus converting sugar to lactic and acetic acids, how the gluten in wheat can form films to trap the gas and  allow the dough to rise. On the way we teach about flour composition, bread ingredients and their chemical functionalities, hydration, the relationships between enzymes and substrates [amylases on starch to produce maltose for the fermentation organisms]; gluten development, the gas laws and CO2′s declining solubility in the aqueous phase during baking which expands the gas bubbles and leads to the oven spring at the beginning of baking; and the effect of pH on Maillard browning using soft pretzels that they get to shape themselves..

All this is illustrated by hands on [in] activities: they experience the hydration and the increasing cohesiveness of the dough as they mix it with their own hands, they see their own hand mixed dough taken through to well-risen bread. They get to experience dough/gluten development in a different context with the pasta extruder, and more and more.

A great way to introduce kids to the relevance of science to their day to day lives: in our case chemistry physics biochemistry and biology in cereal food processing.

We were also fortunate to have Erik Fooladi from Volda University College in Norway to observe the fun: http://www.fooducation.org/

If you have not read his blog and you like what we do here: you should!

 

endless pasta

 

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Good Cheese, Bad Cheese

Bringing Food Chemistry to Life - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:25pm

pH, colloidal calcium phosphate, aging, proteolysis, emulsification or its loss and their interactions lead to optimum melting qualities for cheeses. A module in this year’s food systems chemistry class.

This module was informed by this beautiful article “The beauty of milk at high magnification“ by Miloslav Kalab, which is available on the Royal Microscopical Society website.

http://www.rms.org.uk/Resources/Royal%20Microscopical%20Society/infocus/Images/TheBeautyOfMilk.pdf

Of course accompanied by real sourdough wholegrain bread baked in out own research bakery.

Inspired by…

“The Science of a Grilled Cheese Sandwich.”

by: Jennifer Kimmel

in: The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

Edited by Cesar Vega, Job Ubbink, and Erik van der Linden

 

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February 2011- Nutrition Education Volunteers taking “vacation”

Family Food Educators of Central Oregon - Tue, 02/01/2011 - 8:24am

I’m back from maternity leave and getting resettled into some new responsibilities.  We had a staff member leave us, so Glenda and I are having to pick up the work load until we find someone new, or our responsibilites change.  Being a new mom is lots of work too, so I’ve gone part time (24 hours aweek) but am still trying to get everything done… that being said, we’ve decided to put our nutrition education volunteering on hold, until I have a managable workload.

We look forward to being able to start things back up in the summer or fall of 2011.  Thanks so much and since a few of you have been asking, here’s a photo of our boy.  He is 5 months old today!

Bundled out in the cold!

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