OSU Extension Service: Benton County

OSU Extension Service: Benton County Benton County Extension Service faculty, staff and volunteers offer objective, research-based information to help Benton County youth and adults solve problems, develop life skills and manage resources wisely.
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Operating as usual

In case you missed it: below is the link to the most recent Woodland Compass newsletter⬇️⬇️⬇️https://mailchi.mp/11542357...
12/17/2020

In case you missed it: below is the link to the most recent Woodland Compass newsletter

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https://mailchi.mp/1154235775ef/the-compass-current-news-for-willamette-valley-woodland-ownermanagers?e=d28bc9a017

The Compass is sent out by email every two months with news and information to help landowners in Benton, Linn and Polk Counties take care of and enjoy their woodland properties. Electronic announcements of upcoming events will be distributed through the Needle to help keep you informed about local workshops, tours or other happenings. Please share with family and friends.

In case you missed it: below is the link to the Small Farms program e-newsletter for December⬇️⬇️⬇️https://mailchi.mp/6a...
12/17/2020
Decemberrrrrrr Newsletter

In case you missed it: below is the link to the Small Farms program e-newsletter for December

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https://mailchi.mp/6a42f1a51d11/december2020-2528578

Feb 16, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST In this class, we will learn to identify and apply integrated management strategies to control troublesome weeds in our fields, pastures, and riparian areas. Through understanding the biology of weeds like yellow star-thistle, blackberry, and buttercup, we can maxi...

The Corvallis/Benton County Economic Development Office is coordinating PPE distribution events for small businesses and...
12/17/2020

The Corvallis/Benton County Economic Development Office is coordinating PPE distribution events for small businesses and non-profits
- Friday, December 18th and Saturday, December 19th from 9am-12pm at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis
- Friday, December 18th from 12-3pm at the Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce, 1010 Applegate St, Philomath

Please see attached flyer in English and Spanish for more information

Here are some helpful holidays tips and resources!Let's Talk Turkey • Did you know? It is safe to cook a turkey from the...
12/17/2020
King Arthur Baking - Try it Once, Trust it Always

Here are some helpful holidays tips and resources!

Let's Talk Turkey
• Did you know? It is safe to cook a turkey from the frozen state. The cooking time will take at least 50 percent longer than recommended for a fully thawed turkey. Remember to remove the giblet packages during the cooking time. Remove carefully with tongs or a fork. For more information about cooking a turkey, click here.
• USDA Meat and Poultry hotline 1-888-674-6854 (M-F, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET)
• Butterball Turkey Talkline 1-800-288-8372 (visit https://www.butterball.com/)

And baking...
• King Arthur Baker's Hotline. When your cookies crumble or your bread doesn't rise, contact us – we're your best friend in the kitchen. Chat | Email. Call: (855) 371-2253 (BAKE) Hours: Monday–Friday: 9am–9pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am–5pm Eastern Time Closed: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. www.kingarthurbaking.com

Stay safe when celebrating
• As many people in the United States begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, CDC offers the following considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. Visit the website for more information.

Recipes you can count on. Shop Online for Flour, Ingredients, Baking Mixes and Kitchen Tools.

Master Gardener Programs of Linn and Benton Counties
12/17/2020

Master Gardener Programs of Linn and Benton Counties

If you love pollinators, you're in good company with Linn County Master Gardener volunteers. They just achieved a statewide award for Beevent Pollinator Conference! Save the date for Beevent 2021 - Sat. March 6, 2021. Live Online

Featuring August Jackson
Author of The Bees of the Willamette Valley

$20
Learn more & sign Up January 2021
linnmastergardeners.com

OSU (Oregon) Master Gardener Program | @oregonbeeproject | OSU Linn County Extension | OSU Extension Service: Benton County | Master Naturalist - Oregon State University

Food InsecurityNationally, in Oregon, and in our communities, COVID-19 has caused an increase in food insecurity, which ...
12/17/2020

Food Insecurity
Nationally, in Oregon, and in our communities, COVID-19 has caused an increase in food insecurity, which is defined as “the lack of consistent access, quality and availability of food for an active, healthy life” by the United States Department of Agriculture. If you are experiencing ANY food insecurity, the below resources may help. If you are able to help others, please donate locally to Linn-Benton Food Share: https://givebutter.com/csc-lbfs.

Food resources in Linn and Benton Counties
• Breakfast and lunch services for youth ages 1-18 years: https://www.summerfoodoregon.org
• Emergency Food Pantries and congregate meal sites: https://communityservices.us/linn-benton-food-share/
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – previously known as Food Stamps: https://one.oregon.gov/. If you need help applying, contact Linn Extension at 541-730-3541 or email [email protected].
• Budget-friendly recipes that your whole family will enjoy: www.foodhero.org.

Inseguridad alimentaria
A nivel nacional, en Oregón, y en nuestras comunidades, COVID-19 ha provocado un aumento de la inseguridad alimentaria, lo que el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos define como “la falta de acceso, calidad y disponibilidad constante de alimentos para sostener una vida activa y saludable.” Si considera que está experimentando inseguridad alimentaria, los recursos a continuación pueden ayudarlo. Si está en capacidad de ayudar a otros, por favor considere donar a su localidad en Linn-Benton Food Share: https://givebutter.com/csc-lbfs.

Asistencia alimentaria en los Condados de Linn y Benton
• Servicios de desayuno y almuerzo para niños y jóvenes de 1 a 18 años: https://www.summerfoodoregon.org

• Despensas de alimentos de emergencia y comidas colectivas: https://communityservices.us/linn-benton-food-share/

• Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) – anteriormente conocido como Cupones para Alimentos: https://one.oregon.gov/. Si necesita ayuda para completar su solicitud para el programa SNAP, comuníquese con el servicio de extensión en el Condado de Linn al 541-730-3541 o envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected]

• Recetas económicas que toda su familia disfrutará: http://www.foodhero.org/es

BENTON COUNTY EXT OFFICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC TRAFFICIn an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and respond to the public...
11/18/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

BENTON COUNTY EXT OFFICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC TRAFFIC

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and respond to the public health emergency, OSU Extension Service Benton County is closed to the public beginning November 18, 2020, until further notice.

We are exploring a variety of ways to continue to serve our communities during this time, including remote educational programming.

We are still available via phone, email, and video conference call.

For questions or more information, please contact us:

Phone: 541-713-5000

Website: extension.oregonstate.edu/benton

We regret the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Please be safe by washing hands thoroughly and often, wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, and practicing social distancing.

Resources for information about COVID-19:
Center for Disease Control
cdc.gov/Coronavirus/2019-nCoV

Oregon Heath Authority
oregon.gov/oha/pages/index.aspx

CDC provides credible COVID-19 health information to the U.S.

BENTON COUNTY EXT OFFICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC TRAFFICIn an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and respond to the public...
11/17/2020
Oregon Health Authority : Oregon Health Authority : State of Oregon

BENTON COUNTY EXT OFFICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC TRAFFIC

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and respond to the public health emergency, OSU Extension Service Benton County is closed to the public beginning November 18, 2020, until further notice.

We are exploring a variety of ways to continue to serve our communities during this time, including remote educational programming.

We are still available via phone, email, and video conference call.

For questions or more information, please contact us:

Phone: 541-713-5000

Website: extension.oregonstate.edu/benton

We regret the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Please be safe by washing hands thoroughly and often, wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, and practicing social distancing.

Resources for information about COVID-19:
Center for Disease Control
cdc.gov/Coronavirus/2019-nCoV

Oregon Heath Authority
oregon.gov/oha/pages/index.aspx

Getting a flu shot is one simple thing people can do to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy this fall and winter. It’s more important than ever as we continue to fight COVID-19.

10/19/2020
State of Oregon: Food Benefits - Disaster Food Benefits (DSNAP)

Did you live or work in a county impacted by the Oregon wildfires on Sept. 7? (Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties)

You may qualify for Disaster food benefits (DSNAP)!
Apply for Disaster Food Benefits Oct. 23 – Oct. 28

1. Apply for Disaster Food Benefits online at https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/Pages/DSNAP.aspx between Oct. 23 – Oct. 28 based on the first letter of your last name.

Application Date* Last name begins with
Oct. 23 A, B, C, D, E
Oct. 24 F, G, H, I
Oct. 25 J, K, L, M
Oct. 26 N, O, P Q, R
Oct. 27 S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Oct. 28 All applications

2. Complete your interview. A Self-Sufficiency Programs eligibility worker will call you between to complete your application.

3. Benefits will be placed on an EBT card, which you will use like a debit card to purchase food.

If you pre-registered for DSNAP between Oct. 16 – Oct. 22, you do not need to apply again. For assistance with the online application, please call 2-1-1 or reach out to the Aging and Disability Resource Connection at 1-855-ORE-ADRC.

Disaster SNAP, DSNAP

Upcoming webinar from the OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Service Fire Program:"Assessing Post-fire Survivabi...
10/13/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Assessing Post-fire Survivability of Trees and Potential for Salvage Harvesting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Upcoming webinar from the OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Service Fire Program:

"Assessing Post-fire Survivability of Trees and Potential for Salvage Harvesting" - Thursday, October 15, 3:00-5:00pm

Presenters: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forester; Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Silviculture Specialist; Joe Goldsby, Oregon Department of Forestry Stewardship Forester; and Rick Barnes, Consulting Forester, Barnes and Associates

Audience: Those affected by wildfire with forestry & natural resources related issues or questions.

Link to register: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RUlqEFkITJC1Sg3f-BUkUQ

More post-fire webinars coming soon!

Description: This webinar will cover a visual method for assessing survival of trees that have been injured by wildfire. Specifically we will look at varying levels of damage to tree crowns, bole/trunk injuries, and heat damage at the tree base. This assessment will inform decisions about whether to...

FREE N95 Masks Available for Agricultural Workers!Stay protected from COVID and be prepared for Smoke/ASHProvided by Ore...
09/29/2020

FREE N95 Masks Available for Agricultural Workers!
Stay protected from COVID and be prepared for Smoke/ASH
Provided by Oregon Department of Agriculture

Benton County: To get an order of masks please fill out THIS ONLINE FORM https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cAUjHE76mQikv89 .

OR - if you cannot access the form online call Teagan Moran directly 541-713-5011 and leave a message with your name, your farm or business name, number of employees, and best number to reach you. We will contact you to confirm that the order is ready and best time to pick up.

OSU Extension Service Food Preservation
09/25/2020

OSU Extension Service Food Preservation

Enjoy an apple-a-day all year by preserving Oregon apples now.
Versatile apples may be canned, dehydrated or frozen. Canned pie fillings, chutneys, jams, jellies and spreads, some with low and no-sugar options can make best use of the many varieties. Choose safe canning processes to prevent spoilage. Raw juices and ciders can be lightly pasteurized to prevent risk of serious illness in children pregnant women and other populations that are at-risk for food borne illness.
Find easy to use, safe, tested recipes and directions from Oregon State University Extension at beav.es/PreserveFoodSafely.
#foodsafety, #foodpreservation

In this article we discuss what is known about the effect of forest fires on bees, how bees respond to the land ravaged ...
09/23/2020
What effect will the 2020 fires have on bees?

In this article we discuss what is known about the effect of forest fires on bees, how bees respond to the land ravaged by fire and how you can help bees while also protecting your property from future fires.

https://extension.oregonstate.edu/forests/fire/what-effect-will-2020-fires-have-bees

If 2020 couldn’t get any worse, it has. We are facing the worst series of fires in the state’s history. And it seemed to come out of nowhere. It was nice on Labor Day and then the smoke appeared. The skies are now the most foreboding shade of red. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the...

Take a look at this list of resources for after a wildfire, with information on topics from how to get smoke out of your...
09/19/2020
After a wildfire

Take a look at this list of resources for after a wildfire, with information on topics from how to get smoke out of your house to how to salvage timber from burned lands.

https://extension.oregonstate.edu/forests/fire/after-wildfire

Wildfires make a profound impact on people, land, animals, environment and the economy. As the population continues to increase, homes and communities expand to new rural boundaries and fires become more a part of the changing landscape. Oregonians are faced with the challenges of preventing, prepar...

Our County Extension office will be receiving a delivery of masks for farmers and farmworkers sometime on Monday 9/21/20...
09/18/2020

Our County Extension office will be receiving a delivery of masks for farmers and farmworkers sometime on Monday 9/21/2020. We are working to get masks to you as quickly as possible.

To get an order of masks please fill out the following form online https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cAUjHE76mQikv89 OR call Teagan Moran directly 541-713-5011 and leave a message with your name, your farm or business name, number of employees, and best number to reach you. We will contact you to confirm that the order is ready and best time to pick up.

Heartland Humane Society
09/18/2020

Heartland Humane Society

This is Connor, picking up supplies at Heartland to deliver to evacuees and their pets. He and his 4-H Club, Peak Livestock, have been volunteering their time to help wildfire victims.

Small Farms, Local Food, and Wildfires
09/12/2020
Small Farms, Local Food, and Wildfires

Small Farms, Local Food, and Wildfires

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW? Topics include: How do I stay up to date on the location and status of wildfires? What about air quality? What resources are available for evacuation? What do I need to know about wildfires and livestock safety? What do I need to know about food safety and wildfires? What a...

https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/take-precautions-when-wildfire-ash-falls-fruits-and-vegetables?fbclid=IwAR0ybG64pTkWD...
09/10/2020
Take precautions when wildfire ash falls on fruits and vegetables

https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/take-precautions-when-wildfire-ash-falls-fruits-and-vegetables?fbclid=IwAR0ybG64pTkWD9KQYtcs1VlBrdRWfDOtKq73xoU1GyoYS9AwjjqzgX30pF8

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Fruits and vegetables in the garden that have been showered with ash from wildfires should be safe to consume, according to Oregon State University Extension Service experts. Rinsing the produce outside and then again in the kitchen sink will help remove ash and the particulates ...

Benton County 4-H Oregon
09/10/2020

Benton County 4-H Oregon

We hope that you and your families are safe and taking care in the midst of the extremely poor air quality that the wildfires have been producing. For current air quality conditions check out: airnow.gov

Benton County 4-H Oregon
09/10/2020

Benton County 4-H Oregon

Evacuated Livestock and RV campers are being accepted at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Enter off 53rd Street at the Benton Oaks RV entrance.

If you want to donate feed, food, items for evacuees, please do not drop off donations at the fairgrounds. Please visit the Benton County Wildfire Response website to submit your donation information. Emergency Operations Center staff will contact you.

INFORMATION PHONE FOR LIVESTOCK EVACUATIONS, RV CAMPING CALL
- 541-243-2491

https://bentoncountywildfireresponse.recovers.org/?fbclid=IwAR13JjR43Z0HQi1zbvVnhi5IVtnEGn5n5XSn6JL1CxtAzH1ClQ5brBBOLOA

09/10/2020

Evacuated Livestock and RV campers are being accepted at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Enter off 53rd Street at the Benton Oaks RV entrance.

If you want to donate feed, food, items for evacuees, please do not drop off donations at the fairgrounds. Please visit the Benton County Wildfire Response website to submit your donation information. Emergency Operations Center staff will contact you.

INFORMATION PHONE FOR LIVESTOCK EVACUATIONS, RV CAMPING CALL
- 541-243-2491

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4077 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR
97333

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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Little green caterpillars are decimating Exbury Azaleas. Used Bt. Noticed them hanging from an oak tree also. What else will they ruin?