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Silviculture Basics: Thinning Your Small Woodland, Part 2

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn to assess forest density and health and when to
consider thinning. A series of three Wednesday evening
workshops, May 9th, May 16th, May 23rd. 5:00 PM to 8:00
PM.

Light snacks provided. $35 per person or $50 per two sharing materials.

Register online at
extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/

The Science of Yogurt and Fermented Dairy Products

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (all day event)
The course begins with an on-line lecture component and is followed by hands-on sessions on the OSU campus. The workshop will provide attendees with information in key areas related to milk quality and its impact on finished dairy products, product evaluation and defects, ingredients in cultured dairy products, and product processing and formulation. New this year, we are including demonstrations on impact of starter cultures, stabilizers, milk fat content, end pH, stirred vs set, incubation temperature, and more. Registration:https://dairyextension.foodscience.cornell.edu/content/0515-162018-science-yogurt-basic-level-oregon-state-university  
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Upland Ecology and Management: Making Thinning Decisions Based on Your Goals

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
You must register to attend. Request a registration
form or get more information:
call: 541-548-6088
email: nicole.strong@oregonstate.edu
visit: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/

Community Forestry Days at Hopkins Demonstration Forest

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

We need your help to create, support, and maintain forestry education opportunities at Hopkins. This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland.

Registration is requested. A delicious lunch will be provided. 

Restoration of a Small Private Woodland

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This walking tour will visit a private woodland with a nearly 30 year  history of carful thinning, prescribed burning & other practices to improve forest health & resiliency, create habitat, & promote older forest conditions.  This is a field program, rain or shine; dress accordingly. 

Location: Shady Cove.

Cost: $10/person, $15 couple. Pre-registration required; see www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/forestry for details. 

Thinning, Pruning, and Fuels Reduction: Machine Mulching Demonstration

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Schmidts are in the process of thinning and pruning about 12 acres of young trees. Their strategy employs machine mulching of woody debris. For fuels reduction and disposal of thinning and pruning debris in
your woodland, large mulching & chipping machines can be an effective method for the job. Tour the Schmidt farm for a live demonstration of the machine process and learn how they established and managed their woodland for over 25 years. This is a crucial stage in their management and their lives, facing the challenge to complete all the thinning and fuels reduction to set the course for the long term (so they can relax and watch their trees grow). The Schmidts were
recognized as Clackamas Woodland Farmer of the Year Nominees in 2017.

Registration is required but there is no fee.

Silviculture Basics

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thinning your small woodland.

Learn to assess forest density and health. Learn the best time to thin your woodland.


A series of three Wednesday evening workshops.

Myrtle Point Extension Office 631 Alder St. Myrtle Point

$35 per person or $50 per two when sharing materials.


Light snacks provided.


Register online at extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ or call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext 25292

Silviculture Basics: Thinning Your Small Woodland, Part 1

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn to assess forest density and health and when to
consider thinning. A series of three Wednesday evening
workshops, May 9th, May 16th, May 23rd. 5:00 PM to 8:00
PM.

Light snacks provided. $35 per person or $50 per two sharing materials.

Register online at
extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/

Haying and Grazing Management

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Haying and Grazing Management  

How grass grows

Rotational grazing

Ranch Resources – water, fencing, etc.

Planning for hay harvest

Haymaking on the West Side

Presenters: Shelby Filley and Melissa Fery, OSU Extension Service

Location:  Lane Community College: 4000 E. 30th Avenue, Eugene. Building 17, Room 309

Cost per Ranch:  $15.00

For more information CLICK HERE Click HERE to Register
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Woodland Management...a basic forestry shortcourse

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration deadline March 27

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

Woodland Management...a basic forestry shortcourse

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration deadline March 27

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

Protect Your Home from Wildfire

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A Workshop for Homeowners!

Learn how to look at your property with an eye to wildfire preparedness - Learn what you can do to reduce risk!

Wildfires take up the headlines in the summer, but now is the time to prepare for them. Join us for this educational program to learn about what you can do to prepare for wildfire. Learn what a firewisehome looks like and the simple actions you can take to get your property ready. By taking action now, you can reduce the chance that your home will burn during a wildfire.

Register by April 23. HTTP://EXTENSION.OREGONSTATE.EDU/COOS/OR BY PHONE AT 541-572-5263

Light lunch is provided!

Woodland Management...a basic forestry shortcourse

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Registration deadline March 27

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

Starker Lecture: Working with Nature – The Century of Forests and Forest Products

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Save the Dates-2018 Starker Lecture Series

Series Title: “What’s next: The future of managing for healthy productive forests”

March 14, 3:30 pm: Zach Parisa, Silvia Terra “ Forestry in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”

April 25, 3:30 pm: Carlton Owens, U.S. Endowment For Forestry Communities “Working with Nature – The Century of Forests and Forest Products”

May 23, 3:30 pm: Connie Harrington, US Forest Service “How should we manage our forests in the face of uncertainty? What we know and what we don’t know about how trees respond to climate.”

All lectures will be held at LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall. Reception to follow.

http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

Woodland Management...a basic forestry shortcourse

Forestry Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Registration deadline March 27

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

Renovating Pasture and Hay Ground

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Renovating Pasture and Hay Ground

Determining need for renovation

Matching forages with soil conditions

Planting techniques

Presenters: Shelby Filley and Melissa Fery, OSU Extension Service

Location:  Lane Community College: 4000 E. 30th Avenue, Eugene. Building 17, Room 309

Cost:  $15.00

For more information CLICK HERE  Click HERE to Register
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 4 hours 56 min ago
Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Tree School East

Forestry Events - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 2:36pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 (all day event)
We’ll be offering 29 unique classes that are sure to
offer something for everyone, from in-depth forest
management trainings to broader natural resource
management and appreciation. Topics include:
• Forest Inventory Tools That Will Blow Your Mind!
• What’s Killing My Trees:
Managing Forest Insects and Diseases
• Beating Back the Invaders:
Controlling Invasive Plants
• Multi-aged Forest Management
• Diverse Marketing Opportunities for
Woodland Owners
• Unplugged: Living Off the Grid
• World Center for Birds of Prey:
Biology and Ecology of Raptors in the Pacific NW

Thinning Young Stands Field Workshop

Forestry Events - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 2:36pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you are in the process of growing a young stand of established trees between 5 and 20 years of age, the question of thinning your forest–if, when, and how much–is likely on your mind. Early thinning to space young stands can be the best opportunity to keep your trees growing well and get the work done with relative ease compared to a later pre-commercial thin. But you might already be at the right spacing to go for 20 years. Attend this workshop to help you assess your situation and decide what’s right for you.


The workshop features Douglas-fir stands showing results of earlier thinning, along with younger plantings needing attention in a low-elevation Willamette Valley tree farm. Chuck Schlechter (OSU Master Woodland Manager), his forester, and OSU Extension Foresters will lead participants on a walking tour to explain and discuss
the examples demonstrated on the farm. You will learn how to assess the current spacing and condition of your trees and likely outcomes–with and without thinning. Different approaches and methods for thinning young stands will be demonstrated and discussed in the
field.

Registration is required but there is no fee. 

Expanded Healthcare Options for Veterans: Implications for Care Coordination

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:35pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Denise Hynes, PhD, MPH, RN, is Professor in Health Management & Policy in CPHHS and Director of Health Data and Informatics, Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing at Oregon State University.

In addition she is a Research Scientist at the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC), US Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Portland Healthcare System.

Dr. Hynes earned her PhD in Health Policy and Administration with concentration in Economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her MPH in Health Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

Her research interests include comparative effectiveness, economic burden of illness, health policy, quality of care for chronic disease management and informatics approaches. Dr. Hynes’ work has been recognized as a Faculty Fellowship Awardee by the College of Medicine, Drexel University, and she is a Faculty Fellow, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

She serves as a reviewer for several agencies, including PCORI, NIH/NIDDK, US Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Defense, and has served on expert panels/advisory committees for US Department of Veterans Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services; NIH All of US, and others.

Her current research is funded by NIH/National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health with Department of Defense, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. 

The college-wide research seminar is Co-Sponsored by:

The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences and other researchers to present and discuss current research topics in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning. Faculty and students from the Division of Health Sciences and other colleges, research centers and institutions are encouraged to participate.

Art & Science!

We also encourage you to attend this Friday’s Music A La Carte to enjoy a Friday with both Art & Science!

This free, lunch-hour concert series has been a tradition at Oregon State University since 1969 and features a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national and international guest artists.

The concerts take place in the beautiful Memorial Union Lounge, beginning at 12 pm and lasting for approximately 45 minutes.