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Women Owning Woodlands Wreath Making Potluck

Forestry Events - 5 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, December 8, 2016 3:30 PM - 6:30 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 6th, 2016

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

  

Logs to Lumber to Living

Forestry Events - 5 hours 45 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.

Logs to Lumber to Living

Forestry Events - 5 hours 45 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.

Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition

Forestry Events - 5 hours 45 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/

Firewise Field Skills Workshop

Forestry Events - 5 hours 45 min ago
Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Practice the skills you need to maintain a FIREWISE landscape!

Join fire professionals from Oregon Department of Forestry, and Oregon State University Extension (SOREC). This hands on workshop will give landowners guided practice with some on the ground skills needed to manage their property to create and maintain a firewise landscape.  You will learn and practice how to assess and select trees for thinning, pruning skills, and slash disposal including different methods of creating and managing burn piles.  You will also get background on our fire adapted environment that will help you understand the role and effects of fire in Southern Oregon.

Date: Dec 3 (with Dec. 10th as a rain day) 12:00-5:30

Cost: FREE (Snacks included)

Pre- Registration required. To register call: 541-776-7371

Date: December 3 (Rain Day December 10th)- We won’t be deterred by a few sprinkles but If the weather is truly inclement,  we will contact you to let you know that the workshop will be held the following weekend Saturday Dec. 10th.  Please keep both Dec. 3rd and Dec. 10 free in your calendar just in case. 

Location: Oregon department of Forestry 5375 Monument Drive, Grants Pass, OR. We begin at the ODF office and will caravan to the field site after a brief orientation.

Bring/Prepare:

·         Please read the attached workshop information sheet for details.

·         We will be working!  Bring work gloves and any of the following equipment you may own: safety glasses, pole saw, loppers, pruning shears, clipboard, writing material. Please let Rachel know what tools you are able to bring upon registration. Rachel.werling@oregonstate.edu

Trees & Taxes

Forestry Events - 5 hours 45 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 45 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 45 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. 

WOWNet holiday wreath making potlock

Forestry Events - 5 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, December 8, 2016 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

This workshop will provide a how‐to on collecting materials for a wreath from your woodlands. Followed by step‐by‐step instructions to create your own wreath!

Each participant will take home their creation.

Please register.

Ties to the Land - Your family forest heritage

Forestry Events - 5 hours 45 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

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 5 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, December 8, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Would you like to learn how to propagate native plants for your forest or landscape? Native plants support the local wildlife habitat, and are low maintenance when planted in the proper place. If you have a natural area that needs to be restored, or are just interested in putting more natives into your home garden, farm or woodlot, then propagating your own can be very rewarding and save you money to boot!

Clackamas Community College’s fall term Plant Propagation class will emphasize native plants this year, and is designed to give you hands-on experience reproducing a variety of plants from seeds and cuttings. There is also an online component where you will get more of the background on how and why plants are propagated the way that they are.

The class is offered by the Horticulture Department at Clackamas Community College on the Oregon City campus Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, September 29 - December 8, 2016, taught by Jen Gorski.

Ties to the Land - Your family forest heritage

Forestry Events - 5 hours 45 min ago
Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This interactive workshop provides the tools families with ranches or 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

What’s Included:
Lunch and Refreshments
Workbook to personalize your plan

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

4-H Events - 5 hours 45 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.

Winter Term Classes Begin

Health & Wellness Events - 5 hours 45 min ago
Monday, January 9, 2017 (all day event)
Welcome back!

Grazing for Green: Forages and the Sheep Industry

Small Farms Events - 5 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Saturday, December 3, 2016 (all day event)
More information available here: http://www.oregonforage.org/workshops-and-research/
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Dry Farming Collaborative Winter Grower's Meeting

Small Farms Events - 5 hours 45 min ago
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Agenda:
  • 9 – 9:30 am – Welcome and introductions
  • 9:30 – 10:15 – Overview of Project and Results  - Amy Garrett and Andy Gallagher
  • 10:15 – 10:30 – Coffee/snack break
  • 10:30 – 11:30 – Dry Farming Roundtable discussion – each dry farming trial host will take 5-10 minutes to highlight their results and experience this year with dry farming – what worked well or not so well, what varieties stood out, etc
  • 11:30 – 12:30 – Discuss next years trials (treatments, crops, varieties, locations) and future directions of this project
  • 12:30 – 2 pm – Potluck (featuring some of your dry farmed goods!) and networking

Deep Roots Coalition (http://www.deeprootscoalition.org/) may also be joining us to share about their work in promoting sustainable and terroir-driven viticulture without irrigation, and doing a tasting during our potluck featuring their wine made exclusively with dry-farmed grapes. Various stakeholders and people doing work complementary to our efforts are being invited to attend and learn more about what we are doing  -  climatologists, hydrologists, soil scientists, GIS specialists, and freelance writers just to name a few. New ideas, resources, and collaborations may result!

 Please RSVP if you plan to attend: amy.garrett@oregonstate.edu

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OSU Calving School

Small Farms Events - 5 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, December 8, 2016 4:00 PM - 8:00 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. For more information please contact Shelby Filley

541-248-1088 or email: shelby.filley@oregonstate.edu

 

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Horses & Mud

Small Farms Events - 5 hours 45 min ago
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The rain is here and farms are muddy.  If you are a horse owner and the realization of several months of mucky barnyards, paddocks and pastures is driving you crazy, consider joining other’s in the same situation and make a plan to change your situation for the future.  During this two-hour class at the Lane County Extension office, we’ll:

  • Discuss options for reducing mud by designing all-weather paddocks
  • Talk about pasture management strategies
  • Consider ways to best compost horse manure

This class is taught by Melissa Fery, an Associate Professor of Practice with the OSU Extension Small Farms Program.

More info & registration available here: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/horses-mud

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CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 5 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 5 hours 45 min ago
Monday, December 5, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting