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Stop 1 on the tour was restoration efforts along Catherine Creek. Stop 2 was the Eastern Oregon Ag Research Center. Lots of interesting and informative speakers.
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OSU Extension Service Cooperator Award program. Congratulations Terri Siddoway for your years of service and support for extension.
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Market Beef Nutrition Workshop, 6pm at the OSU Extension office for all 4-H and FFA members.

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Mon 6:00 PM PSTBaker County Fairgrounds, Conference, & Event CenterBaker City, OR
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PORTLAND, Ore – Oregon State University is commemorating its 150th anniversary with an exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society that shares the history of the university through 150 stories. “Oregon State University: A Legacy of Transformation” runs from Feb. 10 to Sept. 9 at the Oregon Histor...
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More from the "Wood is Good - Use It, Nature Renews It" files.

Simple processes can make wood tough, impact-resistant—or even transparent  
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Building Log Homes

A log cabin in the woods is an iconic image embedded in our psyche, conjuring up stories of the rough and rugged lives of American pioneers, Honest Abe Lincoln and all the rest. In today’s world, the log cabins of yesteryear have morphed into everything from warm, comfortable, average homes to sprawling, luxurious mansions and lodges like Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood or the amazing Camp 18 restaurant located on the way to Seaside. For a lot of woodland ...owners (and many other people!), building a log cabin on their property is a high-priority ‘Bucket List’ item. And, if you’re among the Do-It-Yourself crowd itching to start laying up some logs – well, there’s a lot to know to do the job well.
This month, the Baker County Private Woodlands Association will discuss the art and science of building with logs. We’ll show an hour-long video created by master log cabin builder Robert Chambers that shows in detail the tools and processes needed to do a first-class job of laying up log walls. The good news is that with a little patience and dedication, it’s a skill anyone can learn! We’ll also catch you up on what’s happening in the BCPWA chapter and upcoming forestry events. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. on Thursday, February 15th at the OSU Baker County Extension Service office, 2600 East Street in Baker City. See you there!

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Tree School EAST is April 21, 2018.

The OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Service is proud to announce that Tree School EAST is once again coming to eastern Oregon. Tree School East is a one day mini-college for woodland owners, professional foresters, ranchers, or anyone else interested in Oregon’s outstanding natural resources. This year we’re featuring 29 great classes that are sure to offer something for everyone, from in-depth forest management trainings to bro...ader natural resource management and appreciation. Here are just a few of the many topics you can choose from: Multi-aged forest management; Protection from forest insects and diseases; Controlling invasive weeds; How to survive in the wild; Timber harvesting with small-scale equipment; Geology of Northeast Oregon; Drone technology for woodlands, farms and ranches; Chainsaw operation and maintenance, and a whole lot more. This unique event, which is only offered every other year, will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Baker High School in Baker City. For complete information on the event and how to register, please call the OSU Baker County Extension Service office at 541-523-6418 or email Extension Forester Bob Parker at bob.parker@oregonstate.edu. See you at Tree School East!

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Sat 12:00 AM PDTBaker High SchoolBaker City, OR
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Did you know that OSU is one of only two Universities in the US with Land, Sea, Space and Sun-grant designations?
The OSU 150 Sea Grant Festival will take pl...ace Feb. 12-24 in Corvallis, Portland, Port Orford, Coos Bay, Newport, Warrenton and Astoria. If you're over that way, check it out!

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Annual art contest for Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom.

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Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom

Encourage students to enter our annual Calendar Art Contest for the chance to win $50 and have their artwork published in our 2018-2019 school-year calendar! Co...ntest is open to all Oregon students in grades K-6. Artwork must represent Oregon agriculture! Learn more: http://ow.ly/lCF830i4dQu

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Science! This is a pretty cool presentation from the Noble Research Institute.

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Noble Research Institute was live — at Noble Research Institute.

Larry York, Ph.D., assistant professor, presented on root functional phenomics.

Congrats and Thank You! to the Heffernan family.

BAKER CITY, Oregon -- The Oregon Department of Forestry, using federal funding, purchased a conservation easement that will permanently keep intact and forested the Heffernan Ranch, a 1,360-acre property in northeast Oregon. This is the first Forest Legacy grant to protect privately owned forestland
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We wish all the contestants for the Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador good luck.
http://www.capitalpress.com/…/five-hopefuls-vie-for-oregon-…

Salem, Ore. — There are speeches to prepare, scrapbooks to finish and current events to brush up on as five young women prepare for the 2018 Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador contest later this month.Hosted by the Oregon Dairy Women, the 59th annual coronation banquet will take place Saturday,
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We are excited to welcome Kara Jenkins to the OSU Baker County Extension Office as the new 4-H agent.

Are you ready for calving season?

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Sergio Arispe, OSU Livestock Extension Agent, did a great BQA Workshop yesterday. Here we're using cupcakes to learn about injection sites in cattle.

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Planning to hike around the Sweet Home, OR area this spring? You might want to be on the look out for a tree suitable for the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.

Think birds are the primary disperses of seeds? Think again. OSU researchers in Alaska found another animal that might disperse more seeds.

New research recently released by Oregon State University shows bears in southeast Alaska may be the best contributor for spreading berry seeds.
ktuu.com|By Victoria Taylor