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The Needle is the OSU Extension electronic announcements to help keep you informed about local workshops, tours, and other happenings for woodland landowners/managers in Benton, Linn and Polk Counties. 
Linn County Small Woodlands Association 2023 Annual Meeting
The annual meeting starts with a potluck dinner, followed by presentations from 4-H Forestry and scholarship recipients, organizational updates, and election of officers. Please bring your own place settings, main dish and dessert or salad to share.  
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Time:  4:30pm – 8:30  
Location: Scio ZCBJ Hall, 38704 N Main St Scio, OR 97374
Questions contact Lee Peterman
OSU College of Forestry Starker Lecture Series 2023
Forestry has a long history of innovation amidst changing physical, social and economic conditions. This year’s lecturers will look at some historical changes, as well as new innovations in technologies and collaborative work.
All events require pre-registration.
Please visit the Starker Lecture Series website  for details and registration.
Lectures are free and open to the public and will be live streamed.
Opening Lecture Date: Jan 25, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: La Sells Stewart Center
Speaker: Bill Robbins
Topic: Sixty Years of Forestry: A Retrospective on the Douglas-fir Region

Additional lectures in the series location: PFSC 117

Date: February 22, 3:30 - 5:00 pm,
Speaker: Patrick Freeman, Topic: Log and Lumber Scanning Technology
Topic: Log and Lumber Scanning Technology

Date: March 15, 3:30 - 5:00 pm.
Speaker: Dr. Monika Moskal, University of Washington,
Topic: TBD

Date: April 19, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, 
Speaker: Tom Fox, Vice President, Research, Productivity, Sustainability, Rayonier, Inc.,
Topic: Innovation in Silvicultural Management

Date: May 31, 3:30 - 5:00 pm,
Speakers: Michelle Medley-Daniel, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network Director
Mindy Crandall, OSU Assistant Professor in Forest Policy
Topic: Social innovations to meet societal challenges
Time to Pre-order!
The Linn County Small Woodlands Association’s 28th Annual Seedling Sale and Local Woods Fair 
Sale Date: Saturday, February 5th, 2023
Pre-order deadline: January 21, 2023, we advise you to pre-order for best selection and availability 
Sale Time: 8 am - 12 noon
Location: Santiam Building, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany, OR
Visit the website for full details and pre-order form.

Registrations for The Local Woods Fair and Sale exhibitor/vendor deadline is January 28th. Email Jody, for further details. 
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4077 Research Way
Corvallis OR 97333

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