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Starker Lecture Series

Forestry Events - 3 hours 28 sec ago
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 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"

Private forestland partnerships in eastern Oregon

Forestry Events - 3 hours 28 sec ago
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Private forestland owners and partners in eastern Oregon have been increasingly working together to overcome common challenges and achieve shared goals. These partnerships differ in how they are organized, but share a focus on bringing together multiple properties and partners to seek markets, contractors, restoration funding, or other means to manage private forests. The objectives of this meeting are to:

·      Share specific activities, experiences, and lessons learned from these partnerships so that others with similar goals may learn what to do (and what to avoid);

·      Give eastern Oregon landowners and their partners a chance to visit and discuss common interests;

·      Provide a one-stop shop where landowners can learn about resources and organizations available to assist with private forestland management;

·      Provide updates on regional log markets, value-added processing opportunities, and restoration grants; and

·      If desired, to kick off future communication and connection to keep the learning and sharing going. 

This meeting was designed based on feedback from a survey of forestland owners and partners. It seeks to blend information-sharing and presentations with time for conversation. It is organized by Oregon State University’s Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Service, with assistance from Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Oregon Department of Forestry, American Forest Foundation, and Wallowa Resources.

·      Please RSVP to Emily Jane Davis (EmilyJane.Davis@Oregonstate.edu) by April 25th. Please send the names of all attendees from your family/organization, any dietary restrictions, and if you wish to receive travel reimbursement. Limited funds are available for participant mileage and lodging if participants request by April 25th, and you will be reimbursed after the meeting.

·      There is no registration fee or cost for this meeting.

·      Coffee/tea, light snacks, and a sandwich lunch will be provided on site.

·      Organizations that assist private landowners will have resource tables with information and people to answer questions.

Oregon Season Tracker Training

Forestry Events - 3 hours 28 sec ago
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

OSU Extenison citizen science program observing and reporting precipitation and seasonal plant changes like leaf buds.  Participants take a self paced online training at home (approx. 2 hrs) and then attend one classroom hands-on session to practice protocols, ask questions, and pick up you rain gauge.

Attend one classroom sessions:
     Wednesday March 22, 2017 in Stayton, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Tuesday April 4, 2017 in Wren, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Saturday May 13, 2017 in Portland, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $40 per family sharing materials/$30 for Linn County residents requesting a LCEA grant discount
Register: online 
For information contact Jody or call 541-766-6311

Intro to Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 3 hours 28 sec ago
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (all day event)
6 total classes - April 12, 19, 29 & May 3, 10, 24. Topics:
assessing your property, reforestation, weeds/
invasives, forest development, wildlife habitat, forest
health, thinning, fire, harvest systems, roads/
transportation, forest practices, sources of assistance,
income opportunities. Call Alicia at (541) 236-3002 for
more details.

Forest carbon inventory and marketing for woodland owners

Forestry Events - 3 hours 28 sec ago
Saturday, May 6, 2017 (all day event)

Using the diverse forest at Camp Adams as a laboratory, participants will learn how forestry practices can improve ecological health and resilience. Workshop participants will learn how forest landowners can access financial and technical assistance to develop stewardship plans incorporating forest carbon, implement practices to improve carbon storage, and gauge their opportunities for deriving income from the carbon market. Instructors will explain a new program offering assistance for landowners interested in carbon management and markets. Participants will learn about forest carbon measurement by completing measurements in Camp Adams’ diverse forest stands.


Register online at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carbon-forestry-workshop-tickets-33103676989.

Intro to Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 3 hours 28 sec ago
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (all day event)
6 total classes - April 12, 19, 29 & May 3, 10, 24. Topics:
assessing your property, reforestation, weeds/
invasives, forest development, wildlife habitat, forest
health, thinning, fire, harvest systems, roads/
transportation, forest practices, sources of assistance,
income opportunities. Call Alicia at (541) 236-3002 for
more details.

Intro to Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 3 hours 28 sec ago
Saturday, April 29, 2017 (all day event)
6 total classes - April 12, 19, 29 & May 3, 10, 24. Topics:
assessing your property, reforestation, weeds/
invasives, forest development, wildlife habitat, forest
health, thinning, fire, harvest systems, roads/
transportation, forest practices, sources of assistance,
income opportunities. Call Alicia at (541) 236-3002 for
more details.

National Get Outdoors Day

4-H Events - 3 hours 29 sec ago
Saturday, June 3, 2017 (all day event)

The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

The Hallie Ford Center’s Impact and Future

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 29 sec ago
Friday, May 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

A discussion with Center Director Richard Settersten, PhD, and the Center’s Core Directors: Megan McClelland, PhD; Peggy Dolcini, PhD; Kathy Gunter, PhD; Shauna Tominey, PhD; and Sally Bowman, PhD

It’s been a busy five years at the Hallie Ford Center. This hub of research activity increasingly is a gathering place for faculty, staff and students to connect, learn and discover. And it’s just getting started.

The center aligns its work around four core areas of research:

Parenting and Family Life
Healthy Eating and Active Living
Early Childhood
Youth and Young Adult

Read brief snapshots of some of the impactful work being done in this vibrant, young center

Health of Children Living in Chronic War Zones: The Palestinian Case

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 29 sec ago
Friday, May 5, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by Salwa Massad PhD, Research Manager for the World Health Organization Palestinian National Institute of Public Health Project, Adjunct Associate Research Scientist for the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University, Assistant Professor at Birzeit University, Palestine, and consultant for the United Nations Relief and Work Agency

Salwa Massad possesses over 14 years’ experience in doing research and data analysis—and more than 7 years’ experience in teaching statistics and research methods for graduate students.

With a solid grounding in epidemiology, research skills, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, Dr Massad is strongly committed to improve health through teaching, training, research and monitoring and evaluation.

Research interests: child development, nutrition, mental health, quality of life, communicable and non-communicable diseases, gender, HIV research, vital statistics, health services research, and monitoring and evaluation. 

LinkedIn profile
ResearchGate Profile
Seminar video: Nutrition, Mental Health and Health-Related Quality of Life of Palestinian Preschoolers: Resilience and Vulnerability

This presentation is part of: A Five-Year Celebration: The Hallie Ford Center’s Impact and Future

It’s been a busy five years at the Hallie Ford Center. This hub of research activity increasingly is a gathering place for faculty, staff and students to connect, learn and discover. And it’s just getting started.

The center aligns its work around four core areas of research:

Parenting and Family Life
Healthy Eating and Active Living
Early Childhood
Youth and Young Adult

Read brief snapshots of some of the impactful work being done in this vibrant, young center

Juntos Family Day

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 29 sec ago
Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

On Saturday, April 29, OSU is hosting Latino families on campus for a fun-filled event featuring campus tours, music and recreation, workshops and a resource fair.

The CPHHS is one of the college’s that will host families as part of the event and we are so excited to welcome our guests to our college. This event is a wonderful way to help promote our College’s unique programs to potential students and their families. We are confident they will leave with a great impression of our college, faculty and students and gain a better understanding of public health and potential career paths.

Our part in the event includes informational sessions, a booth at the vendor fair, networking and providing lunch for our guests. Volunteers are needed to a lend a hand in various roles from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Click here for additional information and to sign up. We hope to see you there!

See more information about the 2017 Juntos Family Day

College of Public Health Speakers' Series: “You Just Don’t Understand: Cultural Humility, Communication and Health” - in Portland

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 29 sec ago
Monday, May 1, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:50 PM

This 10-week long speaker series will highlight 10 public health issues important for all Oregonians taught by experts from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.

Click for more information about this special research-driven speakers' series in Portland featuring OSU experts.

The following speakers with tentative topics for their lectures are listed below. Refreshments provided. 

April 3, 2017: Jeff Bethel – “Getting Ready for the Big One"

April 10, 2017: Carolyn Aldwin – "Biopsychosocial Aging: How Stress Gets Under the Skin"


April 17, 2017: Kate MacTavish – "Health trajectories: Why zipcodes matter more than genetic codes"

April 24, 2017: Javier Nieto – “Sleep and Health”

May 1, 2017: Sunil Khanna – “You Just Don’t Understand: Cultural Humility, Communication and Health”

May 8, 2017: Rick Settersten – “Journey to Adulthood: The long and winding road"


May 15, 2017: Stephanie Grutzmacher – “Local Food, Good Nutrition”

May 22, 2017: Dave Dallas – “Human Milk and Your Baby’s Health”

June 5, 2017: Carolyn Mendez-Luck – "Caregiving in Cultural Context”

June 12, 2017: Jeff Luck – “Health Care System, What's next for Obamacare?”

Corvallis | Ovation: Building Connections and Recognizing Impact

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 29 sec ago
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and Dean F. Javier Nieto as we applaud the contributions of our volunteers and supporters. This special reception and dinner honors individuals who have made a significant impact on our students, within their communities or at our college.

A complimentary seated dinner will be provided to invited guests. Additional guests are welcome at $25 per person.

Seating is limited, so please register by April 20

National Get Outdoors Day

Small Farms Events - 3 hours 31 sec ago
Saturday, June 3, 2017 (all day event)

The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

OSU Forage Management Series

Small Farms Events - 3 hours 31 sec ago
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Each part consists of an evening classroom presentation at the Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility on the OSU campus, followed by a morning field practical at a local outdoor location.

Class meets Wednesdays (6 – 8:30 pm) and Thursdays (10 – noon). Topics for each month are:
April 19 & 20 – Farm and Forage Assessment
May 24 & 25 – Harvest Management
June 28 & 29 – Irrigation
August 16 and 17 – Fertility
September 20 and 21 – Renovation Techniques

Speakers will be Shelby Filley, David Hannaway, Serkan Ates, Gene Pirelli, and Troy Downing, plus other OSU faculty and local experts.

This series will focus on a “project ranch” that we work on together, including site visits and on-line document sharing and blog. The project ranch will be the Wilson Farm, the OSU sheep facility with sheep and cattle grazing the pastures. You can also work on your own ranch as a side project if desired. The objective of the series is to improve knowledge about managing forage on properties in the Willamette Valley.
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

OSU Forage Management Series

Small Farms Events - 3 hours 31 sec ago
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Each part consists of an evening classroom presentation at the Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility on the OSU campus, followed by a morning field practical at a local outdoor location.

Class meets Wednesdays (6 – 8:30 pm) and Thursdays (10 – noon). Topics for each month are:
April 19 & 20 – Farm and Forage Assessment
May 24 & 25 – Harvest Management
June 28 & 29 – Irrigation
August 16 and 17 – Fertility
September 20 and 21 – Renovation Techniques

Pre-registration and a $30 fee per part per ranch is required. There is a discounted price of $120 for signing up for all five parts. Click here for on-line registration. If you do not have Internet access, stop by or call the OSU Extension Linn County office, 541-248-1088 for assistance.



Speakers will be Shelby Filley, David Hannaway, Serkan Ates, Gene Pirelli, and Troy Downing, plus other OSU faculty and local experts.

This series will focus on a “project ranch” that we work on together, including site visits and on-line document sharing and blog. The project ranch will be the Wilson Farm, the OSU sheep facility with sheep and cattle grazing the pastures. You can also work on your own ranch as a side project if desired. The objective of the series is to improve knowledge about managing forage on properties in the Willamette Valley.

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

The CO Maker Fair

Gardening Events - 3 hours 33 sec ago
Friday, April 14, 2017 - Saturday, April 15, 2017 (all day event)

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OSU to host events celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture April 14-15

 

By Michelle Klampe, 541-737-0784, Michelle.klampe@oregonstate.edu

Contact: Charles Robinson, 541-737-6535, charles.robinson@oregonstate.edu

 

This article is available online: http://bit.ly/2mTy4lH

 

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host The Co., a two-day event celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture, April 14-15 on the Corvallis campus.

 

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 14 at Furman Hall. The fourth-annual Corvallis Maker Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 in the Memorial Union Ballroom and the Student Experience Center Plaza. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

“Maker” culture is a popular movement honoring craftsmanship and technology and the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources. The CO. event offers the OSU community and the public an opportunity to collaborate, innovate and create. The event also provides a forum for teaching the value of hands-on learning in classrooms from kindergarten through college.

 

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” is a new event this year, hosted by the College of Education in conjunction with The CO. and SPARK, OSU’s year-long celebration of the arts and science. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule is:

•   9:30 a.m. to noon: Activities for K-12 students including a Muddy Creek project demonstration; SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences);StreamWebs; Art at Sea; and Storytime with Judy Li. Furman Hall.

•   1-2 p.m.: Keynote speaker, Brownwyn Bevan of the University of Washington College of Education, who will deliver an interactive keynote presentation on makerspace research in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 100.

•   2-5 p.m.: Activities for the OSU community, including an earthquake/tsunami activity station; an “interpret your research” competition for graduate students to demonstrate their dissertation or capstone projects through music, dance, painting or other art forms; and happy hour with Bevan. Furman Hall.

•   5-9 p.m.: Activities for families and the community, including a COSIA activity station. Furman Hall.

 

Other activities include an arts and science geocaching quest throughout the OSU campus; panels to inspire women and girls to enter STEM fields, presented by the campus groups Women in Science and Women in Engineering; and a show focused on arts and science presented by the Corvallis Public Library. A full schedule of events is available online: http://www.corvallismakerfair.org/the-co-2017/sea-through-the-eyes-of-an-artist/.

 

At Saturday’s Maker Fair, attendees can talk to experts in the arts, crafts, technology, and sciences and leave with unique souvenirs such as Michael Boonstra’s laser-etched cedar selfies. Visitors can also tie flies with OSU Fly Fishing, experience virtual reality gaming with Solid Fuel Studios, help build a Mars lander based on the actual Viking design plans with the Viking Mars Mission Preservation and Education Team, learn basic programming concepts with the OSU Open Source Lab, find out about the process of creating pigments with the Mobile Color Lab and more

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The CO. is organized by a team of OSU faculty, staff, and students and professionals from the Corvallis area. Sponsors and partners for the 2017 event include HP, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, OSU College of Education, OSU College of Forestry, OSU Division of Outreach and Engagement, OSU College of Liberal Arts, OSU Libraries and Press, and SPARK.

 

Registration information, a complete schedule, exhibitor list and additional details about the events are available on the event website, www.corvallismakerfair.org.

 

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About Oregon State University: OSU is one of only two U.S. universities designated a land-, sea-, space- and sun-grant institution. OSU is also Oregon’s only university to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. Its approximately 27,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 90 nations. OSU programs touch every county within Oregon, and its faculty teach and conduct research on issues of national and global importance.

BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 3 hours 33 sec ago
Monday, April 3, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 3 hours 33 sec ago
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

25th Annual Yamhill County Plant Sale

Gardening Events - 3 hours 33 sec ago
Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:00 AM - Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:00 PM

The Yamhill County Master Gardeners Association and the Yamhill County OSU Extension Service are pleased to announce that our 25th Annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday April 29th from 9am to 3pm and Sunday April 30th from 11am to 2pm.           

The event will be held at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds located at 2070 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128.

Thousands of ornamental and vegetable plants on-sale including perennials home grown by Yamhill County Master Gardeners

  • FREE Soil pH testing
  • Plant Help Clinic
  • Plant Selection Assistance
  • Plant information
  • 20+ Specialty Vendor Booths
  • Garden Art

Proceeds support YCMGA Educational Horticultural Programs in Yamhill

Presented to you by OSU Extension Service and the Yamhill County Master Gardener’s Association. Profits will fund continuing education for Yamhill County residents and college scholarships for Yamhill County high school seniors.

For more information contact the Yamhill County OSU Extension Office by calling 503-434-7517 or online at http://ycmga.org/2017PlantSale.php