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Community Forestry Day

Forestry Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, March 14, 2015 (all day event)

Everyone is welcome to help in the forest. Lunch is part of the deal. If you want to join us, please call 503-655-8631 or email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu by the Thursday prior to the Community Forestry Day to help with project and meal planning. For more information about projects for the day contact Peter Matzka at 503-632-2150

Oregon Season Trackers

Forestry Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Do you want to learn more about the microclimate of where you live?

Do you want to contribute to our understanding of weather and its effect on plants and animals?

Become an Oregon Season Tracker  "Citizen Scientist" and help monitor seasonal patterns of precipitation (rain and snow) and phenology (timing of natural processes such as bud break). You will be helping OSU Extension and HJ Andrews Experimental Forest scientists develop a better understanding of weather and how it affects plants.

In this workshop volunteers will learn how to participate in two national citizen science networks:

CoCoRaHS participants collect rain and snowfall data used by the National Weather Service, climate modelers, emergency managers, and others.

Nature's Notebook observers report on season plant changes in key native species identified across the state.

It is easy to participate and suitable to involve your entire family.  All you need is a computer or smart phone to log in and record your data; a CoCoRaHS rain gauge, one or more plants to observe, and a willingness to make regular rainfall and/or plant observations (depending on if you choose to participate in one or both programs).

To register online:  https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/830

 

Living on a Few Acres Conference

Forestry Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, March 14, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Attention rural landowners! Plan to attend this informative annual conference held on March 14, 2015 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. Improve your knowledge and acquire new skills by taking courses taught by experts in a variety of subjects. There is something for everyone, from gardeners and hobby farmers to ranch and farm business owners.

This educational experience, presented by the Oregon State University Extension Service, is a successful collaboration of many Central Oregon agencies, sponsors, vendors and volunteers.

Join us this year and learn more about the following topics: native plant management, horses, poultry & livestock, vegetables, hay & pasture, irrigation management, water rights, wine-making, composting & cover crops, food preservation, tractor safety & skills,  small farm/acreage assesment and more!

 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/living-few-acres-conference-0

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 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.  It serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.  Topics covered include:

  • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
  • What's Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
  • Take Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
Instructors are Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent, and Julie Woodward, Forest Education Program Manager, Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

Please pre-register no later than February 3.

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/832

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  It serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.  Topics covered include:

  • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
  • What's Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
  • Take Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
Instructors are Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent, and Julie Woodward, Forest Education Program Manager, Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

Please pre-register no later than February 3.

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/832

A Contemporary View of Douglas-fir Silviculture

Forestry Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chad Oliver

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Monday, March 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 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 and forest ecology
  • Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logisitics, and laws and regulations

Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forest & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

To attend you must pre-register no later than January 26th.  The form can me accessed at:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/823.

 

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Monday, March 2, 2015 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 and forest ecology
  • Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logisitics, and laws and regulations

Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forest & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

To attend you must pre-register no later than January 26th.  The form can me accessed at:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/823.

 

PROMISE Internship Info and Application Support Session

4-H Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

OSU undergraduate students will learn about the PROMISE paid summer  
internship program and participate in a cover letter/resume building  
workshop.

Benefits of being a PROMISE intern:

  • Increase your professional toolkit
  • Build confidence in the workplace
  • Develop your networking skills
  • Gain from a  meaningful experience

Well Water Screening - Nitrate Only

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

What to Bring: 1/2 a cup untreated well water to class in a clean, water-tight container.

Why: Nitrate has been associated with a type of blue-baby syndrome, and there other emerging concerns about other potential health problems associated with nitrate in drinking water.   The areas at greatest risk for high nitrate in the Southern Willamette Valley are those with well-drained soils on the valley floor.  All homes with private wells should be actively monitored for nitrate levels, and it is recommended to test for nitrate and coliform bacteria every one to three years.

Nitrate screening takes about 10 – 15 minutes to complete.  An educator will be on hand to answer questions about wells and septic systems. General educational handouts will also be available.

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Rural Living Basics: Living with you Well and Septic System

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, April 11, 2015 6:00 PM - Monday, April 20, 2015 8:00 PM

This class is designed for rural residents to learn the basics (or have a refresher) of your drinking water well and septic systems to protect the health of your family, neighbors and animals, your property investment, and the safety of groundwater resources.

The class is free and open to the public. However, pre-registration is appreciated to ensure adequate supplies. To register, call Chrissy at (541) 766-3556or send an e-mail to well.water@oregonstate.edu

For a free nitrate screening of your drinking water, please bring approximately a cup of well water in a clean container.

The event is sponsored by the OSU Extension Service and the Southern Willamette Valley Groundwater Management Area,

 

 

 

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Center for Global Health Thematic Group Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Friday, March 6, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Professor Anthony Veltri will present his current international research on building Environmental Safety and Health capabilities in Asian factories, specifically China. His talk will also discuss opportunities for involvement for OSU students in Public Health, Engineering and Business.

Faculty research, teaching and outreach activities in this thematic group respond to the growing call to build new and unique occupational safety and health management and technical capabilities in organizations in the United States and abroad. Faculty have considerable experience working closely with Chinese manufacturing organizations to build occupational safety and technical capabilities that are relevant and applicable to Chinese work culture and values. Faculty have expertise in practices in exposure assessment, risk characterization, toxicology and management.

Please RSVP specifying the 'Thematic Group event' to cfgh@oregonstate.edu.

 http://health.oregonstate.edu/global-health

All About Animals

4-H Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, March 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

All About Animals this year will cover animal health topics, wound care, and moving animals in the following species: Beef, Dairy, Swine, Sheep, Goat, and Horse. Poultry and Rabbit topics will be how to show your animal. Animal experts will be presenting hands on opportunities to learn how to show animals and giving information on how to prepare an animal of that species for show. There is no preregistration; sign up the day of the event.

All youth in grades K-3 must be accompanied by a responsible adult/teen throughout the day. Bring a sack lunch.

For more information, contact Tanya Wehage at 503-842-3433 or at tanya.wehage@oregonstate.edu.

Agricultural Composting Resources & Education Series

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Friday, April 10, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Attend both days. On April 3 with a small team you will build a compost pile using a wide variety of materials, then on April 10 you will evaluate the performance of your pile. You will also learn about compost area siting and design, handling different materials, turned windrows and aerated static piles, composting equipment and on-farm composting, calculating C/N ratios, estimating moisture content and bulk density, environmental protection and composting regulations, compost nutrient content, compost application, and improving soil with compost.

2015 instructors include Dan Sullivan (OSU), Andy Bary (WSU), Bob Barrows (DEQ) and Wali Via (Wintergreen Farm).

ACRES is co-sponsored by OSU Extension and Clackamas County SWCD. The course is designed for agricultural professionals and on-farm composters. The registation fee covers resource notebook, lunch and workshop materials. 

For more information please visit the ACRES website.

Click here for registration page

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Lane County Livestock Association Breakfast Educational Program

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

 

For more information contact Shelby Filley (541) 672-4461  shelby.filley@oregonstate.edu

 

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Agricultural Composting Resources & Education Series

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Friday, April 3, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Attend both days. On April 3 with a small team you will build a compost pile using a wide variety of materials, then on April 10 you will evaluate the performance of your pile. You will also learn about compost area siting and design, handling different materials, turned windrows and aerated static piles, composting equipment and on-farm composting, calculating C/N ratios, estimating moisture content and bulk density, environmental protection and composting regulations, compost nutrient content, compost application, and improving soil with compost.

2015 instructors include Dan Sullivan (OSU), Andy Bary (WSU), Bob Barrows (DEQ) and Wali Via (Wintergreen Farm).

ACRES is co-sponsored by OSU Extension and Clackamas County SWCD. The course is designed for agricultural professionals and on-farm composters. The registation fee covers resource notebook, lunch and workshop materials. 

For more information please visit the ACRES website.

Click here for registration page

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Tractor Safety and Operation

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 (all day event)

The beginner class is intended for new farmers or those looking to buy a new tractor. Instructors Marc Anderson and Derek Wells are  Master Trainers in farm equipment and safety education and are experts on equipment operation. Light snacks and water will be provided, please bring a sack lunch.Click here for draft agendas of beginner class.

 For more information and to register visit:  http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/%20%20adult-tractor-safety-and-operation

 

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Spring term classes begin

Health & Wellness Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Monday, March 30, 2015 (all day event)
Welcome back!

'Drylands' - Free Film Screening

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Friday, February 27, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The night before the Small Farms Conference there will be a free screening of the film, Drylands.

Filmed over a decade and set in the American West, Dryland traces a young man’s quest for victory in a rambunctious contest, while battling to preserve a threatened way of life. This cinematic meditation on the fate of rural America reveals a paradoxical struggle between technological advancement and the dwindling family farm. Josh Knodel and best friend Matt Miller strive to win the Lind Combine Demolition Derby, save their town, and preserve the legacy of their families’ Eastern Washington wheat farms. Bittersweet yet exuberant, Dryland champions hope, in a celebration of hard work and harder play, fueled by ingenuity, heart, and axle grease. 

Date: Friday, February 27th, 2015

Time: 7:00pm

Cost: **** Free event, but donation of non-perishable food is appreciated****

Location: C & E Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU Campus, Corvallis

More movie information and film trailer here: http://www.drylandmovie.net/

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Living on a Few Acres

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, March 14, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Attention rural landowners! Plan to attend this informative annual conference held on March 14, 2015 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. Improve your knowledge and acquire new skills by taking courses taught by experts in a variety of subjects. There is something for everyone, from gardeners and hobby farmers to ranch and farm business owners.

This educational experience, presented by the Oregon State University Extension Service, is a successful collaboration of many Central Oregon agencies, sponsors, vendors and volunteers.

Join us this year and learn more about the following topics: native plant management, horses, poultry & livestock, vegetables, hay & pasture, irrigation management, water rights, wine-making, composting & cover crops, food preservation, tractor safety & skills, small farm/acreage assessment and more!

Register Here: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/living-few-acres-conference-0 

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