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2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 4 hours 8 min ago
Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

Small-Scale & Urban Farming Series

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 8 min ago
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 For more information, contact the OSU Lane County Extension office at (541)344-5859, or stop by the office at 996 Jefferson Street in Eugene, to pick up an application.

Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm.

Cost of session is $25.00.  Pre-registration is required.

For payment with a credit card see the website: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

 

 

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Nano-cellulose Based InnofreshTM Coatings for Preserving Pre- and Post-harvest Fruit Quality

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 8 min ago
Monday, December 1, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fall 2014 Faculty Seminar Schedule, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Presenter: Yanyun Zhao, Professor

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Disposable Electrochemical Microchip for On-Farm Detection of E.coli from Agricultural Water

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 8 min ago
Monday, November 3, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fall 2014 Faculty Seminar Schedule, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Presenter: Fei Hei, Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Small-Scale & Urban Farming Series

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 8 min ago
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact: Brooke Edmunds

October 14, 2014                              Phone: 541-344-5859

 

[Eugene, Oregon] – The OSU Extension Service in Lane County is starting a Small-Scale & Urban Farming Series of classes. The first class “Pasture Management” will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6-8:30 p.m. at 996 Jefferson Street, Eugene (enter on 10th at the ramp). Cost of each session is $25 per person. This class is for the small acreage landowner who is managing pasture and livestock. You will learn how to improve pasture productivity by managing soil health, fertilizing and liming, and grazing systems.

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RECIPE TO MARKET-Creating a Food Business

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 8 min ago
Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 15, 2014 5:00 PM

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The aim of this Southern Oregon four-part series is to help small farmers, local "foodies" and would-be entrepreneurs transform their passion for food into an artisan & value-added food business. The series will provide critical, useful and time saving information needed to launch a successful food business.
Oct. 15 Kick Off at the Tap Rock was a big success.  If you missed it you may still join us for the first class on Nov. 1 fro 10 am to 5 pm at the Josephine County Extension Center.  $40 for Nov. 1 only or register on line below for all 3 classes ($55)

READ THE DETAILS...

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AG SQUARED-Farm Record Keeping Tool Training

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 8 min ago
Friday, November 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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This class is offered by OSU Extension Small Farms, Thrive and AgSquared to train farmers in best management practices. Learn how to use this online tool to both plan and manage an increase in production, plus keep the records needed in order to track farm growth over a period of time. Instructors: Drew Katz and David Wides, AgSquared Customer Success Team. And, Jeff Higley, a local Applegate Valley farmers will talk about his experience using AgSquared.
Location: RCC/SOU Higher Education Center
101 South Bartlett Street; Medford

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Go Garden, Go Green

Gardening Events - 4 hours 10 min ago
Saturday, October 11, 2014 (all day event)

"Go Garden"...

Saturday, October 11 from 9AM-2:30PM, two Master Gardeners, Mary Jacobs and Jordan Dawn, will be sharing their gardens and the organic practices used in achieving the production of various fruits and vegetables.  This will be a great opportunity to learn by observing and to ask questions on how to begin gardening or to be more successful in what you have growing.

Mary will also talk about chickens and the eggs that she harvests as a result.  You will be able to see the creative way in which she has incorporated chickens into her garden.

and "Go Green"

We will begin the afternoon with a healthy lunch prepared by our Oregon State University nutrition expert on the South Coast, Stephanie Polizzi, and then she will teach us about the value of eating your greens and just how they affect our general health with NO--the nitric oxide they provide and the role that this substance plays in eating more healthfully.

Sustainable Landscape Training - Lane County

Gardening Events - 4 hours 10 min ago
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:00 AM - Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:00 PM
Lear practical information to create sustainable/green/ecological landscapes. Participants will learn to utilize landscape practices that can be applied to their own yards and will benefit by improving their soil biology and reducing erosion. Class will meet both days, October 22-23, 2014 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration form and credit card payment option is available on the website: extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

Yamhill County Small Woodland Association

Forestry Events - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:48am
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
On Wednesday, 22 October 2014, the Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association and the OSU Extension Service are featuring John Kelly, Naturalist, who will present a slide show of wild edible plants, and those that are not, of the Pacific Northwest.  John has taught his program at Linn Benton Community College.

The Social half hour will start at 6:30 pm and the presentation will start at 7:00 pm at the OSU Yamhill County Extension Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128.  You do not have to be a member to attend

Free refreshments and door prizes by Elmer Parker will be provided.  All woodland owners and the general public are invited to attend.  Applications will be at the meeting or downloadable at OSWA.org.  The YSWA pays $25 for new members, so bring your application to the meeting.

The YSWA is also co-sponsoring a round table discussion of candidates at the "2014 Fall Candidates Forum", Wednesday, 15 October, 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Senior Center on McDaniel Lane in McMinnville.

Understanding Fire Ecology

Forestry Events - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:48am
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Wildfire has become a topic of ever-greater importance to people living in Oregon. This class will delve into the main issues surrounding wildfire today in fire-adapted landscapes.  The following concepts will be discussed during this hands-on class:  pre-settlement forest conditions, outcomes from historic fire suppression, principles of fire ecology (fuels,oxygen, heat, fire behavior), immediate impacts from a wildfire, ecosystem recovery post-widlfire, fire as a management tool, wildland urban interface, and implications of wildfire in a changing climate.  The field trip will visit several locations to illustratre these concepts first hand.

Instructors:  John Bailey (OSU Professor of Silviculture and Fire Management, College of Forestry); Steve Fitzgerald (Statewide Silviculture Specialist - OSU Extension Forestry & Natural Resources); Janean Creighton (OSU Professor & administrative Director, Northwest Fire Science Consortium)

Visit:  http://bit.ly/1q1d594 to researve your spot today!

Enrollment restricted to those who have completed an Oregon Master Naturalist Ecoregion

This class is a join effort between the Northwest Fire Science Consortium, OSU Extension Forestry & Natural Resources Extesnion, OSU College of Forestry, Citizen Fire Academy & the Oregon Master Naturalist Program.

STARTING A FARM STAND

Small Farms Events - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:48am
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Considering opening a farm stand? This class will cover county regulations and fees, tips for making your stand a success and other considerations.  Producers with success ful farm stands from Easy Valley Farm and Whistling Duck will share their experiences. Also instructing: Maud Powell, OSU Extension Small Farms faculty and Kely Madding, Jackson County Planner.

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Central Oregon Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:51am
Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:30 PM - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 5:30 PM

The Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) volunteer education program represents a joint effort of many statewide and local agencies. The goals of this program are to develop your skills and knowledge so that you may help reduce the risk of catastrophic effects of wildfire for your home, your neighborhood, and your community.

Topics we will cover:
  • Fire Science and Ecology
  • Living in a Fire Environment
  • Home Protection Strategies
  • Fire-Resistant Landscapes
  • Evacuation Planning
  • Fuels Reduction Strategies

Skills you will gain:

  • Conduct home assessments
  • Assess fuels and fire risk
  • Communicate effectively with a wide array of people
  • Work with local partners (e.g. Project Wildfire, homeowner associations) to create neighborhood fire plans.

CLASS FORMAT: The Central Oregon CFA program will be offered with a mix of online modules and experiential field tours. Each online module includes reading and video tutorials, a self-quiz (not graded), discussion board, and “office hour” session that you can either attend in person at the OSU Extension office in Redmond or as a phone call. In addition, you will work on your own fire preparedness plan throughout the course and present your final plan at the graduation session.

 VOLUNTEER: It is hoped that after taking the course, you will contribute to wildfire preparedness in some capacity. This might look like helping your neighbors assess their properties, to staffing a booth at an outreach event, to writing articles. How you serve will depend on your personal strengths, interests, and abilities.

 For more info:              http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/

 Agenda:

Introductory Session and Dinner, October 8th, 5:30pm -8:00 P.M.

Online Module 1: Fire Science, October 9th – October 15th

Office Hour: Oct. 15th, noon – 1pm

Online Module 2: Living in a Fire Environment, October 16th – 25th

Office Hour: Oct. 24th noon – 1pm

OPTIONAL FIRE ECOLOGY FIELD TOUR, October 22nd, 8:30am – 4:30 pm

Field Tour: Fire Science, Living in a Fire Adapted Ecosystem and the Wildland-Urban Interface. October 25th, 8:30am – 4:30 pm

 Online Module 3: Home Protection Strategies, October 27th – November 5th. Office Hour: Nov. 5th, noon-1:00pm

Online Module 4: Fuels Reduction Strategies. November 6th – November 12th. Office Hour: Nov. 12th, noon – 1:00pm

Field Tour: Evaluating Fire Risk around homes and neighborhoods, fuels reduction treatments, volunteerism. November 15th, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Final Session November 19th, 5:30pm – 8:00 pm

HORSES AND MUD

Small Farms Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 6:48am
Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Protect the health of your horses and other livestock by learning how to manage winter mud and manure. Also covered will be all-weather surface construciton, horse health issues, pasture and grazing management, grant programs and much more. Instructors: Angie Boudro and Paul DiMaggio

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Youth 12-18 may attend for $12.50. YOUTH REGISTRATION

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PWLA Innovation Summit

Forestry Events - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:50am
Friday, October 17, 2014 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Please join us for a morning of learning with professors from the Oregon State University Department of Wood Science and Engineering. We’ll get to learn about exciting new fields of study in our industry, and connect with the instructors at the forefront of forestry innovation. We’ll get to hear about multi-story wooden structures, related code issues and what to expect in the future. After the lectures, we will tour the lab facilities.  A more detailed schedule will be provided upon RSVP.

Coffee and light snacks will be available in the morning, followed by lunch at Woodstock’s Pizza. Pizza and soda are included with your registration fee.

Agenda and registration information on the PWLA website.

CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:50am
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Understanding the Genetic Basis of Complex Polygenic Traits" Harold Bae, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, College of Public Health & Human Sciences

Dr. Bae’s research is focused on statistical genetics and Bayesian statistics aimed at developing advanced modeling to understand the genetic basis of complex polygenic traits.

His current research focuses on detection of genetic variants with different inheritance patterns formulated as a Bayesian model selection problem, integrating genetic data and sub-phenotypes of the trait of interest to dissect the genotype-phenotype associations using network models. Although his work is primarily with genetic data, his research is also applicable to non-genetic data.

He is currently engaged in collaborative research settings in studies of sickle cell anemia with Dr. Martin Steinberg (Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease Boston Medical Center) and aging and longevity with Dr. Thomas Perls (New England Centenarian Study and Long Life Family Study).

Oktoberfest

Food Events - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:50am
Friday, October 17, 2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come celebrate the start of fall with the club.

 Tickets (Tickets are to recieve a grilled item.):

Students: $3

Faculty/Staff: $5

At the event: $5 

Tickets will be sold the week of the event in Wiegand Hall, Room 107. Tickets can also be purchased at the event. Tickets are also an entry to a raffle to win club shirts and other fun prizes.

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 6:50am
Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

Campbell Lecture

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:33pm
Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Studying Lives in Changing Times: A Life Course Journey" Glen H. Elder Jr. Howard W. Odum Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology, research professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Glen H. Elder Jr., author of “Children of the Great Depression,” will share the story of his career and how his work has contributed to the flourishing field of life course studies. For more information about Prof. Elder view Glen H. Elder Jr.'s website

The Cynthia and Duncan Campbell Lecture on Childhood Relationships, Risk and Resilience is presented annually and made possible by Cindy and Duncan Campbell

FREE and open to the public

See Campbell Lecture website

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:21pm
Thursday, October 9, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf