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Hopkins Community Forest Day

Forestry Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Saturday, December 10, 2016 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Hopkins invites you for a WORK DAY and Brunch in the woods on Saturday, December 10th, 8:30am-2:30pm.  Join us for the WORK DAY at Hopkins Demonstration Forest 16750 South Brockway Road, Oregon City. http://www.demonstrationforest.org.

Projects and Events

·          Clean-up and Collect in the Bough Orchard

The Bough Orchard could use a little attention and we need to collect some holiday supplies too. 

·         Firewood Collection

We have current piles of firewood that need to be moved from the forest up to our wood storage and then need to do a little maintenance and restocking down at the amphitheater shed. 

 

·         Holiday Art Creations and Decorations

After brunch, we will set out into the forest to gather supplies to make our own holiday wreaths.  Wreath making supplies will be provided!

LEARN BY DOING—IT’S THE HOPKINS WAY WE MANAGE OUR FOREST!

Brunch is provided @ 11:30

At 11:30, brunch will be served to get everyone fueled and warmed back up so we can enjoy some time collecting forest products and then creating your own holiday wreath.

Let us know if you are coming

Please contact Jean at the Extension office to let us know you are coming at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.  If you need more information contact: Peter Matzka, Hopkins Forest Educator at 503-884-6202 or peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu.

Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - 5 hours 22 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.

Women Owning Woodlands Wreath Making Potluck

Forestry Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join a great group of women for a free workshop that will tell you all you need to know about collecting materials for designing a wreath from your woodlands. You will also get step-by-step instructions to create your own wreath! Each participant will take home their creation. 

This is a potluck, so please bring something yummy to share!

Presenters:

Wylda Cafferata, Women Owning Woodlands member and woodland owner

Tiffany Fegel - OSU Extension Forestry & Natural Resources - Women Owning Woodlands and Master Woodland Manager Program Coordinator 

 To Register:

Please email Tiffany at Tiffany.fegel@oregonstate.edu by December 9th, 2016

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/women-owning-woodlands-wreath-making-potluck 

  

Logs to Lumber to Living

Forestry Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Building on your respective woodlands consists of a number of things you need to consider:  Permits, material costs, design features, amenities, access/liability.  We will show you a start-to-finish cabin project that was recently completed.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

4-H Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Saturday, January 14, 2017 7:15 AM - 3:00 PM
MLK Jr. Day of Service is about coming together to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy and help further his dream for peace by serving our neighbors and strengthening our communities. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, builds bridges, breaks down barriers, addresses social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of strong, beloved communities. Projects will take place at various times, all starting in the morning. A light breakfast, and hot lunch will be provided to volunteers by the Community and Cultural Food Program. Check in will be located in the MU Horizon Room 49, and transportation to all projects will be provided.

Logs to Lumber to Living

Forestry Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Friday, January 13, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Building on your respective woodlans consists of a number of things you need to consider: permits, material costs, desigh features, amenities, access/liability.  We will show you a start-to-finish cabin project that was recently completed.

Winter Term Classes Begin

Health & Wellness Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Monday, January 9, 2017 (all day event)
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Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition

Forestry Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - Thursday, January 12, 2017 (all day event)

The RVCC Annual Meeting connects practitioners from across the West, facilitates peer-to-peer learning, and helps participants identify common challenges and opportunities.

Check back soon for registration details, http://www.ruralvoicescoalition.org/annual-meeting/

Trees & Taxes

Forestry Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Monday, December 19, 2016 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. 

Presenter: 

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

For more information and to register, http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/announcement/trees-taxes 

Your Legacy, Your Land

Forestry Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Thursday, December 15, 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

Forestry Tax and Ownership Presentations

Forestry Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join Benton Chapter of OSWA and OSU Extension for two lectures presented by Tamara Cushing, Ph.D., Starker Chair of Private and Family Forestry, Asst. Professor and Extension Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy at OSU.

RSVP required, these talks are free but have limited space. RSVP with name and phone by email, or call the OSU Extension office at 541-766-6750.

Please park in the rear of the building and use the back building entrance. 

Ties to the Land - Your family forest heritage

Forestry Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This interactive workshop provides the tools families with small woodlands need to decide the future of their land and land-based businesses.

Topics Included:
-Developing a shared vision and passion for the land
-Keeping the land in the family maintaining generational ties
-Pass on the land with reduced estate taxes
Identifying and addressing challenges facing family business

Please register, space is limited! http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events

OSU Calving School (Myrtle Point, OR)

Small Farms Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Friday, December 9, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This program will consist of presentations, educational videos, and simulated calving assistance.  Presenters are Reinaldo Cooke, Beef Cattle Specialist, Shelby Filley, Regional Livestock and Forages Specialist, and Charles Estill, Extension Veterinarian.  Topics covered include:

  • The Calving Process
  • Nutritional and Management Strategies
  • Designing Calving Facilities
  • Dystocia and Calving Assistance
  • Diseases and Injuries
  • Managing Newborns

Cost $20 and includes the claving school handbook and pizza dinner.

Call Shawna Horner by December 7th at 541-572-5263 ext. 25292 to register. For more information, call Cassie Bouska at 541-572-5263 ext 25290 or Reinaldo Cooke 541-573-4083.

 

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OSU Blueberry Pruning Workshop

Small Farms Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop is for blueberry growers who would like to learn how to prune blueberries and/or to refresh their pruning techniques. The effect of pruning on blueberry plant growth and yield will be examined. Pruning techniques for new and established plantings will be taught in English in the morning and Spanish in the afternoon.

 Agenda

  • The physiological effects of pruning on plant growth and yield
  • Efficiency and cost of pruning techniques for young and established fields
  • Field pruning demonstrations
  • Instructors: Wei Yang and Javier Fernandez-Salvador

 

For more information or to RSVP please contact:

Heather Andrews 541-233-7871, heather.andrews@oregonstate.edu (ENGLISH)

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Taller de Poda de Arandano en Espanol

Small Farms Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Este taller está dirigido a productores que quieran aprender a podar o refrescar sus
conocimientos en técnicas de poda del arándano.

La clase tratara los siguientes puntos:

  • Los efectos fisiológicos de la poda sobre el crecimiento y rendimiento de las plantas
  • Eficiencia y costos de las técnicas de poda en la producción de campos jóvenes y yaestablecidos
  • Demostraciones prácticas de poda en el campo
Instructor: Javier Fernandez-Salvador

¿Dónde?
North Willamette Research and Extension Center
15210 NE Miley Rd. Aurora, OR 97002

Precio:
Este evento tiene un costo de 5 dólares.
Puede pagar con efectivo o cheque.

Para mayor información, contacte a: Javier Fernández-Salvador: javier.f-s@oregonstate.edu 503-373-3766
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OSU Calving School (Enterprise, OR)

Small Farms Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This program will consist of presentations, educational videos, and simulated calving assistance.  Presenters are Reinaldo Cooke, Beef Cattle Specialist, Shelby Filley, Regional Livestock and Forages Specialist, and Charles Estill, Extension Veterinarian.  Topics covered include:

  • The Calving Process
  • Nutritional and Management Strategies
  • Designing Calving Facilities
  • Dystocia and Calving Assistance
  • Diseases and Injuries
  • Managing Newborns

Cost $20 and includes the claving school handbook and pizza dinner.

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Rural Living Basics

Small Farms Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

This class is designed for rural residents to learn the basics of groundwater, water wells, and septic systems. Learn steps to protect the health of your family, neighbors, animals, your property investment, and the safety of groundwater resources.

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2017 Master Gardener Training Application Deadline

Gardening Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Friday, December 16, 2016 12:00 PM

Apply now for the 2017 Polk County Master Gardener training class! Application deadline is December 16th. See our page for more information and the application!
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/p…/master-gardener-training

 

WCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Monday, December 19, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 5 hours 22 min ago
Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM