The Oregon USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced six conservation projects in Oregon have been selected to receive a combined $22 million in federal funding under a new, competitive Farm Bill program — the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
"This funding will help NRCS and our partners put critical conservation work on the ground in Oregon — such as protecting species like sage grouse and the Fender's blue butterfly, restoring native oak landscapes, and saving water and energy," said Oregon State Conservationist Ron Alvarado.
Oregon's six projects selected for funding are:
- The Oregon Model to Protect Sage Grouse
- Klamath-Rogue Oak Woodland Health and Habitat Conservation Project
- Unlocking Carbon Markets for Non-Industrial Private Forest Landowners in the Pacific Northwest
- North Slope Ochoco Holistic Restoration Project
- White River Irrigation Efficiency and Stream Flow Restoration Project
- North Willamette Valley Upland Oak Restoration Partnership
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A free workshop, "Combining Effective IPM and Pesticide Risk Management in Nurseries," will be held from 9 a.m.–noon Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Boring-Damascus Grange, 27861 S.E. Grange St., Boring, Oregon. The topics covered will include:
- Clackamas River Basin water monitoring update and compounds of concern
- Uses of pesticides of concern and available IPM alternatives
- Pesticide management checklists for decision-making and mitigating risk
Those attending will be eligible for three credit hours towards pesticide license recertification. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and folks are encouraged to come early for coffee and networking. Registration is recommended. Call 503-210-6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
"What Does the Future Hold for Your Farm?", a free event on family farm succession, will be held from 6–9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, Oregon. The program is being presented by the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, the Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University.
"The districts want to help farmers stay in business and keep good land in production," said Rick McMonagle, manager of the East Multnomah district's Land Legacy Program. "Providing producers with reliable information about how to transfer the farm to the next generation, is one important part of a sometimes complicated process."
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"Making Sense of Marketing" will be the theme for the fourth annual Women in Agriculture Conference, presented by Washington State University Extension. The conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, and through the magic of technology, it will once again have a unique, multiple-site format. Each one of the 28 different locations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska will have its own facilitator present on site.
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture's Development and Marketing Team wants to hear from you! They are conducting a survey about the services they offer and whether they are meeting the needs of the agricultural industry. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.
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Beneficial insects, sustainable irrigation strategies, rose rosette and other diseases affecting ornamentals, and the perils of global trade on U.S. forests will be the topics discussed during the OAN Seminar Series taking place at the Northwest Ag Show.
Seminars will be held on January 28 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Portland Expo Center (2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland). Recertification credits will be available.
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Join Chemeketa Community College business instructor Phil La Vine for a morning workshop, "Defining YOUR Business," where he'll discuss business goals, performance metrics and strategic management. Whether you are new to business management or already have years of experience, this workshop will give you new ideas and a new perspective for 2015 and beyond.
The meeting will be held at Lum Yuen restaurant, beginning at 11:30 a.m., followed by a noon luncheon and the workshop. Cost is $15. Register at www.oan.org, or email Victoria.e@AGNursery.com with any questions.
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The biennial Wholesale Nursery Location Map lists more than 100 wholesale nursery growing operations in Oregon and southwest Washington. The four-color map shows all major highways as well as many secondary roads, making it an invaluable resource for truck drivers as well as those who simply want to plan a visit to some of Oregon's top wholesale nurseries.
- Given out to buyers visiting the OAN booth at the trade shows the OAN participates in around the country each year
- Included with all OAN Nursery Guides requested through the OAN office
- Updated and reprinted every two years with a circulation of nearly 12,000 copies
- One of the most cost-effective marketing tools available to a nursery business today
- All subscribers included on www.NurseryGuide.com map with point–to-point driving directions.
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OAN Seminars at NW Ag Show
♦ January 28 - Register today for the Northwest Agricultural Show Seminar Series
♦ February 4 - Willamette Chapter presents Defining YOUR Business
♦ July 21 - Save the date for the Mt. Hood Chapter Annual Pioneer Dinner
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