Meet the new OSU dean and Extension ag leader this Wednesday, April 1
Meet and greet Dan Edge, OSU's new College of Ag Sciences Associate Dean, as well as the new Extension Ag Program Leader, Sam Angima. The meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m. this Wednesday, April 1, at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora). This is a great opportunity to share your interests and concerns with the OSU's leadership.
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Merkley and Bonamici to host joint town halls this week
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-1st) will hold joint town halls in Yamhill, Clatsop and Columbia counties this week. Locations and times are as follows:
- 3:30 p.m., Wed., April 1 at PCC Newberg Center, Room 115 and 116 (135 Werth Blvd., Newberg)
- 10 a.m., Friday, April 3 at Cannon Beach Chamber Community Hall (207 N. Spruce, Cannon Beach)
- 2 p.m., Friday, April 3 at Vernonia High School Commons (1000 Missouri Avenue, Vernonia)
At each town hall, Merkley and Bonamici will update constituents on their work in Washington, D.C., and answer questions and invite suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America.
"There are huge issues facing Oregonians and the best way for me to effectively advocate for Oregon's families and businesses is by getting out on the road and holding a town hall in every county, every year to hear directly from Oregonians," Merkley said.
"Town hall meetings provide the opportunity for me to hear about the issues facing this diverse district and learn how I can help," Bonamici said. "Constituents always provide valuable feedback that informs the work I do when I'm back in Washington, D.C."
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Soil School is this Saturday, and more Soil Health workshops announced
Soil School will take place from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at the PCC Rock Creek Event Center (17705 NW Springville Road, Portland). Cost is $30 per person, or $50 for two people, and includes breakfast snacks and lunch. The day will be packed full of information for small farmers, landscapers, gardeners, grounds managers and anyone else who wants to improve their soil. Attendees will learn about soil structure, texture and composition, as well as using beneficial insects and how to improve your soil through cover crops. Other topics will include organic weed control, control of slugs and snails, efficient irrigation and lawn replacement with low-maintenance native ground covers and grasses. Register online at www.wmswcd.org. For more information, call 503-238-4775, ext. 105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can't make it this Saturday, two Agricultural Soil Health workshops will take place later this month. "Focus on Larger Farms, Conventional Systems, and Perennial Crops" will take place from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Monday, April 13 at Behrman Farm (32755 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius), and "Focus on Small Farms, Organic Operations and Annual Crops" will take place from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Monday, April 20 at Swallowtail School & Farm (332 NE Sixth Avenue, Hillsboro). The workshops are free, but registration is required. Register online at www.swcd.net/soil-health-workshop. For more information, call 503-648-3174, ext. 121 or email email@example.com.
Retail-Greenhouse chapters to meet on April 22
The Retail and Greenhouse chapters will host their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, April 22 at McMenamins Old Church & Pub, 30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville. Join your friends and colleagues for dinner followed by a round-robin presentation detailing the newest plant introductions on the market for 2015 and what's coming down the pike. Presenters include Terra Nova Nurseries, Fisher Farms, Van Essen Nursery and more!
Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation and an EXTRA BIG raffle you don't want to miss. Cost is $25. For more information contact Lisa Barnett, 503-509-8755, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Willamette Chapter Plant Sale at AgFest
The Willamette Chapter will hold its annual Plant Sale at the Oregon Ag Fest on Saturday and Sunday, April 25–26, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th St. NE, Salem). Your generous donation of plant materials helps raise money for the chapter's educational fund. Blooming plants are the best, although all plants are needed and welcome. Please label all plants, and include an invoice with your donation. Please complete the Annual Plant Sale form and email to Val Tancredi at email@example.com. We would appreciate your response by April 14.
Renew your OAN Nursery Guide listings
It's time to renew your OAN Nursery Guide listings! Each OAN member gets a free profile and one free listing.
On www.NurseryGuide.com, you can add, drop and update listings at will throughout the year. All listings that are renewed by May 1 will appear in the annual OAN Nursery Guide book that is mailed to members and subscribers and distributed at the Farwest Show and other industry events.
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The Oregon Nurseries Foundation (ONF) awards scholarships to students preparing for a career in ornamental horticulture and related fields. In all, 16 different awards — ranging from $500 to $1,500 — are sponsored by individuals and OAN chapters as a way to support the next generation of green industry professionals.
Applications must be postmarked by April 15.
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Rep. Walden, Government Relations Committee discuss immigration issue
Gov. Brown declares drought in Malheur and Lake counties
Neonicotinoid pesticide not sole cause of bee die-off, according to new study
Prohibition of H-2B processing temporarily lifted
USDA declares two drought-stricken Oregon counties as natural disaster areas
OAN supports updated state nursery license bill
City of Portland surveying growers on availability
HRI funds pollinator research projects
ODA prohibits use of four neonicotinoids on linden trees
OAN offers health, dental coverage through Leonard Adams Insurance
Farwest debuts fresh website
ALERT: Farwest exhibitor hotel booking
Energy Trust posts updated rebate forms for 2015
Scholarships offered to Clackamas County students — Applications due April 3
Farwest Show will host the 2015 International Trials Conference
Farwest signs customer service expert for keynote address
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