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CBARC Field Day

Small Farms Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (all day event)
Registration: 7:45 am
Morning tours:  8:30 am - 12:10 pm
Hosted lunch
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Strawberry Field Day

Small Farms Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mark your calendars for our field days at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora.
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

National Get Outdoors Day

Small Farms Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 2:34pm
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

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BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 6:09am
Monday, May 1, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 6:09am
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Douglas County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Gardening Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 6:09am
Saturday, May 6, 2017 (all day event)
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00AM-4:00PM, PLANT & GARDEN EXPO, Roseburg, Oregon
The OSU Douglas County Master Gardeners are holding their annual Plant & Garden Expo at the Exhibit Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.  The Expo features thousands of varieties of plants for sale at bargain prices, all lovingly grown by Master Gardeners.  Varieties will include annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and more. Local vendors will also be exhibiting unique garden art and supplies for purchase. Shop early for best selection. Admission is $2 (under 12 free).  We encourage shoppers to bring canned food items to contribute to UCAN and their outreach to the hungry in our community. No pets permitted except service animals. The Fairgrounds are located off Exit 123 off I-5. For more information, please contact the OSU Extension Office at 541-672-4461.
Submitted by: Barbara Horst, Publicity Douglas County Master Gardeners 541-825-8534

Benton Co. Master Gardener Plant Sale

Gardening Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 6:09am
Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Please join us for the BCMGA Annual Plant Sale! Perennials, Natives, Veggies, Trees, Shrubs and lots more! All at amazing prices which will help fund your local Master Gardener programs. 

Spring Garden Festival

Gardening Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 6:09am
Sunday, May 7, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This event is free for the whole family, it features 40 vendors with annuals, perennials, specialty plants, flower baskets, garden art, gifts, ceramics, seeds and herbs. The Master Gardeners will be staffing a plant clinic and hosting displays/activities all day.

POLK COUNTY MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE

Gardening Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 6:09am
Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

27th Annual Polk County Master Gardeners PLANT SALE!

See the flyer!

Mother's Day Weekend - 2017 at the Polk County Fairgrounds

Friday and Saturday May 12 & 13th 

9am - 4pm

  • Over 15,000 quality plants
  • Our ever popular country store
  • Herbs & native plants
  • Vegetables
  • Perennials & annuals
  • Hanging baskets
  • Ornamental trees & shrubs
  • Tool sharpening, planter boxes & outdoor furniture
  • Plant clinic

 

Curry County MG annual plant sale

Gardening Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 6:09am
Saturday, May 13, 2017 (all day event)

Curry County Master Gardeners' Annual Plant Sale

 

The Curry County Master Gardeners will be having their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Gold Beach High School (29516 Ellensburg Ave). For sale are thousands of perennials, succulents, dahlias,, and vegetable plants grown locally by Master Gardeners.  Also being sold is a large selection of succulent planters and fairy gardens that are perfect for Mother’s Day gifts.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions on dahlia planting and care, bee keeping and pollination, butterfly and bat protection, and all aspects of gardens, plants, trees, and insects.

POLK COUNTY MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE

Gardening Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 6:09am
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

27th Annual Polk County Master Gardeners PLANT SALE!

See the flyer!

Mother's Day Weekend - 2017 at the Polk County Fairgrounds

Friday and Saturday May 12 & 13th 

9am - 4pm

  • Over 15,000 quality plants
  • Our ever popular country store
  • Herbs & native plants
  • Vegetables
  • Perennials & annuals
  • Hanging baskets
  • Ornamental trees & shrubs
  • Tool sharpening, planter boxes & outdoor furniture
  • Plant clinic

 

Curry County annual plant sale

Gardening Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 6:09am
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Curry County Master Gardeners' Annual Plant Sale

 

The Curry County Master Gardeners will be having their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Gold Beach High School (29516 Ellensburg Ave). For sale are thousands of perennials, succulents, dahlias,, and vegetable plants grown locally by Master Gardeners.  Also being sold is a large selection of succulent planters and fairy gardens that are perfect for Mother’s Day gifts.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions on dahlia planting and care, bee keeping and pollination, butterfly and bat protection, and all aspects of gardens, plants, trees, and insects.

Lincoln County Master Gardener Spring Garden Sale

Gardening Events - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 6:09am
Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Spring Garden Sale presented by Lincoln County Extension Master Gardeners

 

Injury Prevention for Commercial Fishermen: From Surveillance to Interventions

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:36pm
Friday, May 26, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Laurel Kincl, PhD, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Laurel's research focuses on quantifying, communicating and controlling occupational and environmental exposures to health and safety hazards. She has particular interest in reducing adverse health outcomes with targeted interventions, including working with special populations such as young workers and people with disabilities.

Her current research is funded by CDC NIOSH regarding workforce safety for commercial fishing in the Pacific northwest and the west coast Dungeness crab fleet; and  personal environmental exposure assessment in disadvantaged communities. 

Laurel Kincl, PhD, received her MS in Industrial Hygiene and PhD in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics from the University of Cincinnati. Before joining OSU in 2011, Dr. Kincl was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) in Barcelona, Spain, for two years and a Research Associate at the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon from 2003-2009.
 
The college-wide research seminar is Co-Sponsored by the College Research Office; the Hallie Ford Center; the Center for Healthy Aging; the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods Nutrition and Preventive Health; and the Center for Global Health.

The seminar is Co-sponsored with the Environmental and Occupational Health Program.

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.

Social justice training

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:36pm
Friday, May 26, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The CPHHS Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Enhancement team is excited to announce a social justice training opportunity specific to our college. Jane Waite, director of OSUs Social Justice Education Initiative, will offer two-hour training sessions focused on “Creating Equitable Teaching and Learning Environments.”

We encourage all engaged in teaching and mentoring to take advantage of this opportunity by attending one of the sessions. The session description, dates and registration links are posted below.

Creating Equitable Teaching and Learning Environments- What constitutes an equitable teaching and learning environment, and why are they so critical to equalizing student success? Why do various students experience the same classes so differently? How does who we are impact the ways we teach and learn? Join the director of the Social Justice Education Initiative for this interactive and engaging workshop to explore these critical questions and more.

Register by clicking on the session you would like to attend.


Cover crops and soil health workshop

Forestry Events - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 2:36pm
Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This will be an opportunity to visit two Christmas tree farms whose owners have been using in-row cover crops
for many years. Learn from those who have tried a variety of seeding methods and different grass and clover
species. We will visit with farm owners, Dan Logan and Dan Zimmermann. Dean Moberg, Resource Conservationist with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service will also join us to share his expertise. We will
meet at Dan Logan’s farm at 19830 NW Dixie Mountain Rd, North Plains, OR. 97133 at 3 pm.

Please pre-register by calling Chal Landgren at 971-801-0381. There is no fee. Maps and additional information will be available at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/NWREC/programs/christmas-trees.

Fires in the Pacific Northwest-Past, Present & Future

Forestry Events - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00 PM - Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:30 PM

Join us for a summit on the state of knowledge and available research on fire regimes for forests and grasslands west of the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington. The summit will provide an opportunity for dialog and interaction between participants, discussion of shared field experiences, and will feature key speakers from the field of fire ecology. The target audience for this event is federal and state land managers, private forest land managers, fire managers, fuel specialists, collaborative groups in the wildland-urban interface, extension faculty, and other technical service providers and educators. For more information, or to register, please visit: http://cpe.forestry.oregonstate.edu/wsidefiresummit

Tour Wandering Fields: Seed Production

Small Farms Events - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 2:36pm
Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ben Yohai, Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association (SOSGA) will show participants his biennial seed crops and discuss the challenges and benefits of growing seeds.  Ben has been growing seeds for a decade and contracts with multiple seed companies. For updates on this event, go to: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/SF-classes

Call 541-776-7371 to register, or contact paula.burkhalter@oregonstate.edu

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

OSU Forage Management Series

Small Farms Events - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 2:36pm
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

OR Forest Practice Act: Wider Stream Buffers Required

Forestry Events - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Learn about the new protection rules for medium and small salmon, steelhead, or bull trout streams.

Continuing Education Credits for both SAF and OPL.