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Phase 2 Spring registration begins

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Thursday, March 10, 2016 (all day event)

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Small Farms Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ross has more than 50 years of orchard management experience - come learn from the best! Classes will be held rain or shine. There will be an opportunity for hands-on activities after the workshops, so bring your gloves and pruners. Register here: https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/972
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Dead week begins

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Monday, March 7, 2016 (all day event)

Recipe to Market: Development and Production

Food Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM - Sunday, March 27, 2016 12:00 PM

What does the supply chain process look like for small food entrepreneurs? If you’re asking, “what is a supply chain,” then this course is exactly what you need. Take the next step towards a successful food business start-up plan through this online course focused on food product development and production strategies. Take your concept and develop a testing, production, and safety checklist to grow and commercialize your food start-up business.

Focus on the state and federal landscape as it pertains to licensing and regulations for small food businesses. Create a plan to understand where your ingredients come from. Identify production techniques for home or shared kitchens and food safety considerations such as product withdrawal and recall planning. Finish this class with a confidence and preparedness for busy days of filling customer orders in a safe, efficient, and focused small food production environment. 

This course will build on the knowledge provided in Recipe to Market: Brand and Market Planning. Enroll in the Recipe to Market Certificate program to build your small food start-up plan in this online and collaborative series of small food entrepreneur courses.

Proceed here for further information and to register!

Student session with New York Times best-selling author Leanne Brown

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Friday, February 26, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Students: Did you know you can eat healthy, delicious meals for only $4 a day? Learn to eat healthy on a budget from New York Times best-selling author Leanne Brown, author of "Good and Cheap". Enjoy food samples, as well as cooking demonstration.

Limited seating - sign up today!

The first 50 to register get a FREE cookbook!
Cookbooks will also be available for purchase.

R.S.V.P required. Sign up at http://health.oregonstate.edu/cookbook

There will be a seperate session for faculty and community from noon - 1 p.m.


Faculty & community session with New York Times best-selling author Leanne Brown

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Friday, February 26, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Faculty & Corvallis community members: Did you know you can cook healthy, delicious meals for only $4 a day? Learn to cook healthy on a budget from New York Times best-selling author Leanne Brown, author of "Good and Cheap". Enjoy food samples, as well as cooking demonstration.

Cookbooks will also be available for purchase and may be signed by the author.

Leanne Brown's website


Guided Brewery Tour in Hood River

Food Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Monday, February 29, 2016 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
There are only six spots remaining!


Join us for this one-time only special event.  Celebrate the flavors and styles of brews from the Pacific Northwest with tastings at a wide array of leading breweries.

Our new Hood River Brewery Tour is open to all but is specifically designed for our Origins of Beer Flavors and Styles students. Led by world-class beer experts Tom Shellhamer, Ph.D., and Jeff Clawson of OSU, this full-day session offers exposure to a diverse array of amazing beers and guidance and exclusive access insight from the world’s leading brewing experts. Whether you are a homebrewer, brewery professional, distributor, beer steward or simply a lover of all things beer, you won’t want to miss this experience.

Tour Schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m. depart Portland

  • 10:15 a.m. arrive in Hood River

  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. tour at Double Mountain Brewery

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch 

  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - tour at Pfriem Family Brewers

  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.- tour at Logsdon Barrel House & Tap Room

  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - tour at Full Sail Brewing Company

  • 5:00 p.m. - dinner

  • 6:30 p.m. depart Hood River  

  • 7:30 p.m. arrive in Portland

For registration and further information, head to this link!

Origins of Beer Flavors and Styles: Two-Day Course in Portland

Food Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, February 27, 2016 12:00 AM - Sunday, February 28, 2016 5:00 PM

Our Origins of Beer Flavors and Styles workshop is an experiential sensory course that will guide you through the brewing process from raw materials to finished beer. Through hands-on instruction you will learn how to deconstruct beer flavor and aroma. Our experts will teach you how beer flavor and aromas are developed within malt and hops and how these are added to and transformed by yeast during fermentation. You will also learn how, where and why beer defects occur. A key feature of this course will expose you to the quantitative methods and qualitative techniques used to evaluate beer, ingredients, and the brewing process. Attendees of this course will evaluate over one hundred aroma and flavor standards that are used to describe beer or beer ingredients. Over this two day course, attendees will evaluate over 35 beers.

Extend and maximize your Beer Flavors experience with tours of Hood River breweries on February 29!

This course is essential anyone designing beers or working in the beer industry who need a strong foundation in the origins of beer flavor. It was specifically crafted for Cicerone training, beer enthusiasts, avid home brewers, BJCP preparation, people in the beer distribution trades, and workers/servers in brew pubs.

Whether you are an avid brewer, distributor or beer enthusiast, you won't find a more complete, enjoyable or informative way to learn about beer flavor and how to evaluate it, in depth. You'll spend this weekend course with America's leading craft brewing experts, including:

  • Tom Shellhammer, Ph.D. - Tom serves as Nor’Wester Professor of Fermentation Science in Oregon State University's Department of Food Science and Technology, where he directs the brewing education component of the fermentation science program and teaches courses about brewing science and technology, beer and raw materials analyses, plus the history, business and technology of the wine, beer and spirits industries. Tom consults widely with craft brewers across the world and is the International Section Chairman of the Board of Examiners for the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, London, England. Tom is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas’ Technical Quarterly and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Brewing Chemists. In addition to his research and consulting efforts, Tom was also featured in the Discovery Channel documentary “How Beer Saved the World.”  
  • Jeff Clawson - Jeff is the Pilot Brewery and Food Processing Plant manager in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University. He oversees the pilot brewing activities involved in all brewing research projects conducted at OSU. He has been executing descriptive/analytical and consumer sensory panels for beer since 1993 and educating students about the use of sensory science in the brewery for 17 years. He installed the OSU research brewery in 1995 and has been an instructor in Brewing Science since the Fermentation Science Program inception in 1996. During this two-day course in Portland, you'll benefit from Jeff’s hands-on, technical but accessible understanding of sensory analysis, beer and the brewing process.

We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

For further information and to register, head here!

Oregon Agritourism Network Meeting

Small Farms Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Friday, February 19, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Oregon Agritourism Network is a growing working group of farmers, ranchers, tour operators, agencies and associations with expertise and interest in developing Oregon as a premier travel destination for authentic agritourism experiences.

These events are open to anyone interested in cultivating Oregon’s agritourism potential and developing this segment of the tourism industry.

Network meetings rotate across Oregon to engage stakeholders from every corner of the state – you are invited to attend one, or all of them. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. We invite you to join us this February in Corvallis for the 2016 Winter meeting.

At this meeting, we’ll have discussion around relevant opportunities and industry organization updates, the reveal of the agritourism marketing toolkit, action team updates, discussion around major challenges directly from producers and resource sharing for agritourism opportunities and business development.

WHERE: Alumni Center Ballroom | Oregon State University | 725 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, Ore. 97331

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 | 1:00-5:00 p.m.

RSVP: In advance online

Want more information about Oregon Agritourism Network Meeting?

If you have additional questions or comments about Oregon Agritourism Network Meeting, please contact Alexa Carey, Destination Development Specialist with Travel Oregon at Alexa@TravelOregon.com or (971)717-6178
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Friday, February 26, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Improving Diet and Health via Food Systems and Food and Nutrition Policies" Jennifer Otten, PhD Assistant Professor in Health Services and affiliated with the Nutritional Sciences Program and Center for Public Health Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of Washington.

Dr. Otten's research interests include the impacts of public health, nutrition, and food policies and the policy process on health behaviors and health outcomes; food systems, as it relates to food and nutrition policy; and, on understanding and improving the ways in which research gets to the public policy table.

Jennifer Otten is an Assistant Professor in Health Services and affiliated with the Nutritional Sciences Program and UW Center for Public Health Nutrition. Dr. Otten received her BS in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University, her MS in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, her PhD in Animal, Nutrition, and Food Sciences from the University of Vermont, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Stanford Prevention Research Center in the Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Between 1998-2006,

Dr. Otten served in various capacities for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., including as a study director and as the organization's first communications director. During this time, Jennifer managed and staffed the inaugural years of the Kellogg Health of the Public Fund and served as study director and co-editor for the IOM's report titled Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs): The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements.


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Phase 1 Spring registration begins

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Sunday, February 21, 2016 (all day event)

Craft Brewery Startup Workshop: The Business of Beer

Food Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:00 AM - Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:00 PM

Learn the Business of Beer Directly from Industry Pros – Onsite in Eugene, Oregon or Via New! Online Course Option

For craft brewers, it’s always been about community. Growth in the industry continues to be driven by small- to mid-size breweries, typically with strong local and regional ties. And the public’s thirst for distinctive and regional craft beer offerings? It’s been shaped by a community of brewers – who share ideas in garages and backyards, at conferences and online.

At a local level, breweries, brewpubs and restaurants are creating new opportunities as part of a growing craft movement – one that favors fresh, local and well-made over mass produced. It’s a movement that offers experiences and products every bit as unique as the communities they serve. And as any craft brewer will tell you, it’s an industry distinguished by a spirit of mutual support and collaboration.

From Asheville and Boston to Portland and Seattle, Oregon State University continues to play a central role in helping entrepreneurs find their own unique place in the craft beer business – and in their respective communities. We’re proud to that OSU has played such a big part in helping aspiring brewers bring their own distinctive brands to market in cities across the US and Canada, as well as around the globe.

With our ongoing legacy of hops and brewing research and education, you could say there’s a little bit of OSU’s DNA in craft beers everywhere. Alumni of our world-leading fermentation science programs have leadership roles in breweries around the world. And since 2013, participants in our accelerated Craft Brewery Startup Workshop are behind some of the most inspired (and well-prepared, we might add) startup beer and cider brands. Overall, we offer the kind of one-stop, high-value experience you simply won’t find elsewhere. In the grand scheme of things, it’s a worthwhile investment in the knowledge and industry contacts that can help ensure success for your own brewery or brewing career.

Join the Brewing Community in February and See How We’re Innovating (Again)

Our upcoming February 2016 beer course has been redesigned to offer the most enriching and flexible way yet for you to help ensure your own brewery business is a success. Thanks to OSU’s uniquely close partnerships with leading craft brewers and equipment makers, you’ll enjoy:

  • More direct and hands-on coverage of the essentials for a well-designed, financially sustainable brewery operation
  • Priceless, behind-the-scenes insights on the financial inner workings of a successful startup brewery
  • Personalized feedback on your own plans that integrate the factors you must consider

Plus, our new online option (details below) makes this amazing experience more accessible than ever. Choose the option that's best for you:


Bottom line? You'll work with experienced brewery business consultants in a workshop designed to help you develop a business plan, plan capital and business infrastructure, source equipment and ingredients, determine how to market and grow your business and discover relevant business laws necessary for a brewery owner to know.

This workshop will focus on moving forward with brewery logistics including beer brewing equipment needs and planning for brewery supplies, sourcing, legalities, distribution and marketing strategies for a small business. Instructors will give one-on-one feedback and leave you with a functional strategy for opening a business and operating your craft brewery.

You’ll gain entrepreneurial insight from exclusive access to brewery business founders through presentations and a Q/A panel. Take this opportunity to brew up a successful brewery business.


16th Annual Oregon Small Farms Conference

Small Farms Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Oregon Small Farms Conference is a daylong event geared toward farmers, agricultural professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of farmers markets.  Thirty educational sessions are offered on a variety of topics relevant to the Oregon small farmers and include a track in Spanish. Speakers include farmers, OSU Extension faculty, agribusiness, and more.

Who Should Attend?
  • Farmers
  • Farmers’ Market Managers
  • Food Retailers
  • Restaurant Owners
  • Community Members & Leaders
  • Agriculture Professionals
  • Community Food Policy Advocates
  • Students
Registration Fees:
  • Now until February 1st: $45/person
  • February 2nd - February 12th: $65/person
  • If available - at the door $100/person
Check out the Oregon Small Farms Conference website for more information & to get registered!
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Last day to S/U or withdraw

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Friday, February 19, 2016 (all day event)

CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Friday, February 19, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Panel Discussion: Translating Evidence-Based Programs to Practice" Facilitator: Joe Catania, PhD, Professor  of Health Promotion & Health Behavior, CPHH

Panel Members:

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CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Spatially Varying Effects of Exposure on Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Los Angeles County: A Bayesian approach"John Molitor, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Molitor's research interests include bayesian methods, latent variable modeling, measurement error models, spatial modeling, genetic epidemiology, and Markov Chain Monte Carol estimation methods.

Faculty profile

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Clackamas County Chapter Meeting

Gardening Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Monday, February 8, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What constitutes a native plant for gardeners in the Portland metro region? Native to North America? The Pacific Northwest? Or a Douglas Fir forest on Mount Hood?  Or the banks of the Clackamas River?  Linda Hardison, director of the Oregon Flora Project (OFP), is uniquely qualified to speak on this and offer advice on the use native plants in our gardens.  

Linda believes calling a plant “native” requires consideration of both time and place.  Speaking from the perspective of the OFP, she will introduce us to a myriad of Oregon’s native plants – along with naturalized and exotic species.  Together we will learn the context from which these plants arise, and gain an appreciation for the biodiversity found in our state.

*MG education credit


Spring into Gardening

Gardening Events - 3 hours 42 min ago
Thursday, February 25, 2016 8:30 AM - Saturday, March 12, 2016 4:00 PM

The Yamhill County Master Gardeners Association and the Yamhill County OSU Extension Service are pleased to announce that the 4th annual Spring into Gardening event.

This year’s theme will be “Home Landscaping - Small Changes – Big Impact”. Eight speakers will discuss a variety of Gardening and Lanscaping topics.

Art of Leadership Conference

Environment Events - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 2:42pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Center for Leadership Development invites you to join us on Saturday, February 6, 2016 for our annual Art of Leadership Conference. This year’s theme is Creating Your Foundation for Successful Leadership. The Art of Leadership Conference is an opportunity for attendees to learn, grow and expand their leadership skills and explore how to utilize their strengths more effectively to create positive change in their communities. 

Registration for this event is required at this link (not via the Academy Portal).  Members please email Dr. Scott Paja (Scott.Paja@oregonstate.edu) to achieve your acknowledgement towards the Leadership Academy PURPOSEFUL Pillar.


Not a Leadership Academy member?  Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing with a minimum of 45 total earned credits are eligible to apply)

Seedling Sale

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 2:42pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Linn County Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association is sponsoring their 2016 Seedling Sale. A wide selection of trees and shrubs are available, many are Oregon natives.  To view a complete listing of plants available see the plant information sheet.  For pre-orders, print out and mail the order form with payment. Pre-order deadline is January 30th.