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Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join With Industry Leaders to Discuss:

-How Alternative Silviculture Systems Can Be Applied To Support a Wide Range of  Landowner Goals

-How to Keep Silviculture Vision Synched with Operations Reality --All the Way Through the Harvest Process.

For more information and to register, click HERE

Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Thursday, March 16, 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.

Woodland Discovery Workshops

Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Purpose
This program is for forest owners thinking about managing their forestland and those folks interested in find-ing out what resources are available locally for supporting woodland management. It’s also an opportunity to learn more about how to tap into these resources, gather information and potentially access financial as-sistance for management activities such as thinning and fuels reduction.


Program

Come and join us for a great opportunity to learn more about what is available in your local area and who can provide support for and enhance your ability to manage your woodland property. We’ll have a variety of re-source folks in attendance who will provide a brief overview of their programs, including the My Blue Moun-tains Woodland project, Wallowa Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry Programs, Oregon State Univer-sity Extension Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, Water-shed Councils, Tree Farm Program/Oregon Small Woodlands Association/Landowner Cooperatives, and Blue Mountains Cohesive Wildfire Strategy Project and Community Wildfire Protection Plans.


We’ll also be discussing woodland management planning, such as benefits of planning, what’s in a plan, how to get started and financial incentives. Finally, we’ll reserve plenty of time for questions and discussion with local resource professionals as well as woodland owners who are actively managing their woods.


Please call ahead to the OSU Extension Offices below so we can plan for adequate handouts and snacks.


For Island City, 541-963-1010; For Enterprise, 541-426-3143; For Pendleton: 541-278-5403


Sponsors and supporters: American Forest Foundation, My Blue Mountains Woodland Project, Oregon De-partment of Forestry, Wallowa Resources, OSU Extension, US Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Watershed Councils, Soil and Water Conservation Districts.


Hope to see you there!

Woodland Management - Mapleton

Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This six-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 logistics, and laws and regulations •Field trip :  See real examples of things learned in class

Information and Registration 

Logs to Lumber to Living

Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thinking of building a cabin on  your woodland?  Whether it’s a primary residence or second home, building on your woodlands consists of a number of things you need to consider. Among those are: permits, material costs (wood from your property vs. purchased), design features, amenities, and access/liability. We’ll also show you a start-to-finish cabin project that was recently completed, including information on materials, costs and added amenities.

Cost: $15/family (same  household). Register: online at: http://tinyurl.com/Logs2LumberSH, or call Vicki at 503-397-3462.

Starker Lecture Series

Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
See website for details  

 

Dates:  

Thurs., January 19, Film. "Pedal Driven" at the Whiteside

Wed. Feb. 15. Dr. Nina Roberts, "The Big Picture"

Wed. Mar. 8. John Allen, "Managing Impacts of Recreation"

Wed. Apr. 12. Paul Jakus, "Economics"

Wed. May 17 Capstone Tour. "Local Perspectives"

Woodland Management - Mapleton

Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This six-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 logistics, and laws and regulations •Field trip :  See real examples of things learned in class

Information and Registration 

Woodland Management – Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Saturday, March 4, 2017 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 also 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
•Taking 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.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.

Registration required: Cost for the course is $40 for one participant/$50 for two or more participants from the same family. Please pre-register no later than February 5. Use the form on the next page or contact Jean at
503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631 or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu.

The Era of Megafires

Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Megafires, wildfires over 100,000 acres and their impacts on people and ecosystems is a serious and growing issue to our region. Our communities, homes, businesses and our very way of life are threatened. If we are going to make effective progress towards increasing fire resiliency, we must increase awareness and stimu-late conversation about this important issue across all levels of society.

Woodland Management – Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Thursday, March 2, 2017 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 also 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
•Taking 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.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.

Registration required: Cost for the course is $40 for one participant/$50 for two or more participants from the same family. Please pre-register no later than February 5. Use the form on the next page or contact Jean at
503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631 or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu.

Christmas Tree Genetics & Tree Improvement Webinar Series

Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Understanding genetics and tree improvement is critical to the success of your Christmas tree farm, whether you know it or not. From selecting the right species for your site to starting your own seed orchard, tree genetics impact your operation every day.


In this five part webinar series, leading Christmas tree scientists from throughout the U.S. will present an in-depth discussion of the critical elements of Christmas tree improvement and how genetic selection can improve the growth, health, and quality of your trees and make your farm more profitable.


Webinar schedule:
Feb. 1 The Tree Improvement Process: Selection, Testing & Breeding
Feb. 8 Capturing Genetic Gain: Seed Collection Zones & Seed Orchards
Feb 15 Tree Improvement Techniques: Grafting, Controlled-pollination & Tissue Culture
Feb. 22 Tree Improvement Case Studies From Around the Country and Around the World
March 1 Future Issues: Genetic Engineering and Genomics of Fir Species


Presenters:

Rick Bates - Penn State University

Gary Chastagner - Washington State University

Bert Cregg - Michigan State University

John Frampton - North Carolina State University

Chal Landgren - Oregon State University

Lilian Matallana - North Carolina State University

Jim Rockis - Reliable Source Seeds and Transplants


Cost: No charge - registration is required. Register by January 25 at:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/ChristmasTreeWebinar2016/

Contact: Bert Cregg cregg@msu.edu 517-353-0335
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Jill O’Donnell, 231-779-9480 by January 25, 2017 to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

Succession Planning Workshop Series

Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Succession planning for farm, ranch and working lands is a valuable practice that provides clarity, direction and accountability to families for land and business transitions. See flyer for additional details.

Second Session: 
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 9am-4pm
Location: Chemekata Eola Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Rd, Salem
Morning session: Introduction to estate planning strategies, state & federal tax issues, Oregon Natural Resource Credit, structuring ownership & assets, and record keeping.  And, Conservation Easements and how they can be used as a tool in estate planning.
Afternoon session: Expand on 1/17 class with more in depth look at family business basics and building a foundation for succession planning focusing on family business topics. And, an introduction to estate planning specifically addressing estate planning issues for farm and ranch landowners.

Cost: $50 per family (up to 5 people) includes Planning Workbook and food

Introduction To Forest Soils and Using the Web Soil Survey

Forestry Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The soil is one of the most important resources in your forest, and a key factor in forest productivity. Understanding the soil types and characteristics in your forest is critical for management planning because soil provides water storage, aeration, nutrients, plant anchorage, and suitable environments for soil organisms. This class will give you an introduction to soil morphology, landform origin, soil classification, and nutrient cycling. You will also learn how to use the Web Soil Survey to find and interpret this information for your property and identify risks associated with soil disturbance and potential soil productivity losses.

 Information and Registration 

Corporate Influence on Public Health and Democracy

Health & Wellness Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Center for Global Health Professional Seminar by Professor Bill Wiist.
"Corporate Influence on Public Health and Democracy"

William H. Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, is lead editor for a book in progress for Cambridge University Press about the role of health professionals in the prevention of war.

He is professionally active in retirement with 40 + years of postdoctoral experience as a faculty member, department and program chair, health agency administrator, consultant, volunteer for public health programs, lecturer and author.

Served as a senior scientist in an interdisciplinary health policy institute with responsibility for health policy curriculum. Developed and administered the chronic disease and injury prevention program for a large urban department of public health, was the founding executive director of an injury prevention center, and president of health services research and education consulting firm.

Received about $5 million in grants from state and federal agencies and private foundations for research and programs on prevention of heart disease, cancer, intimate partner and youth violence, drug abuse in community, clinic and school settings with African American, Latino, Native American, older adult, prenatal patient, and youth populations.

Led an interdisciplinary team in research on religious and health practices among Buddhist practitioners. Edited and co-authored a book for Oxford University Press about the influence of corporations on health policy. Worked with administrators and faculty of the School of Public Health at the University of Chile, Santiago to plan a globalization and health center, and taught the first courses about economic globalization and health.

Teaching specialization: public health and war; influence of corporations on health; economic globalization and health; research on the relationship between spirituality/religion and health; program planning and evaluation; the social and behavioral theoretical foundations of public health.

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Portland | National Public Health Week Happy Hour

Health & Wellness Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Thursday, April 6, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Alumni and friends are invited to join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences in celebrating National Public Health Week. Mingle with fellow Beavers while getting the latest news from Oregon's first accredited college of public health. There will be free appetizers and a chance to win college swag.

Details and registration

 Register by April 2 to receive a free drink ticket. Walkups accepted. Cash bar available.

The Agritourism Summit for Marion and Polk Counties

4-H Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
 The Oregon Garden| Orchid Ballroom | 895 W. Main Street, SILVERTON   An education and networking event for farm direct marketers and other agritourism operators. Designed for all sizes and types of farms, woodlands, nurseries, wineries, food processors and botanical gardens. The Summit will feature training in Farm Direct Marketing and Other Agritourism practices. Sessions: l Trends & Markets l Safety & Liability for Farm Visits l Land Use Laws and Regulations l Models of Success l Effective Marketing Speakers represent: UVM and OSU Extension Services, Polk and Marion County Community Planning Divisions, and Travel Salem. Lodging special rate: Room night rate of $89 +tax for Feb. 27 and 28. Deadline to receive this price is January 27.      Dr. Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension is keynote speaker and author of Food, Farms and Community: Exploring Food Systems. $18 per person and includes catered lunch. Paid garden admission is not required to attend. Summit attendees will receive discounted garden admission after the event if they wish a self-guided tour. Please register by February 24 to: http://bit.ly/MarionAgritourism, 503-588-5301 or by email: agritourism@oregonstate.edu

WELDING & BASIC METAL WORK FOR SMALL FARMS

Small Farms Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Saturday, April 8, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Limited to 8 people. Hands on class held at Dunbar Farms. Instructor: David Mostue
Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms
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EXPLORING THE SMALL FARM DREAM

Small Farms Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Monday, March 6, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday evenings March 6, 13, and 20.
This three-session course provides an excellent framework to help new farmers assess their skills and interests, learn the realities of farm business ownership, and become connected to local resources. The aim is to help those thinking about small-scale commercial farming learn what it will take to start and manage a farm business, and decide whether that is something they really want to pursue.
Register on line: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarmDream
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Tracking and Using Cost of Production Information

Small Farms Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Thursday, March 9, 2017 (all day event)

Knowing your costs of production is critical for making informed business decisions about pricing, crop mix, market channel mix, scale, production practices, capital investments and more. The Cost Study Program is a project developed through a partnership between OSU’s Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems, and Oregon Tilth that supports farmers with data tracking needed to determine crop specific costs and with using this information for business decision-making. During this workshop, participants will learn about how the Cost Study Program works and how farmer participants in the 2016 Cost Study Program tracked data, crunched their numbers, and are using the results from this analysis for decision-making focused on improving farm profitability.

Registration will open soon!

For more information visit: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/south-valley/events

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

ADVANCED FARM EQUIPMENT

Small Farms Events - 6 hours 29 min ago
Saturday, March 11, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: David Mostue, farmer & equipment guru.
Enrollment limited to 8. Basic Farm Equipment a pre-requisite. Small class size will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on skills with maintenance and repair of small gas engines and larger gas and diesel engines; tractor implements customization; and basic welding. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own equipment projects to work on. Project scope will be limited by class length.Discuss project ideas with David at the end of the basic class.
Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs