Community Agriculture & Pesticide Courses

XAGR0001A Container Gardening
Focuses on the basics of creating an attractive container garden for your fall and winter enjoyment. Covers container selection and weatherproofing; design principles of containers; plant selection for fall and winter containers; and important culturing techniques.
0 Non-Credit

XAGR0001B Gardening Tips NW
Describes gardening tips and techniques used in the Northwest. Includes soils, pests, planting, fertilization, and watering.
0 Non-Credit

XAGR0002A Pacific NW Gardens
Summer is a time to enjoy roses and their companion perennial flowers. Old shrub roses and modern roses will be studied, including their selection, care and enjoyment as well as popular summer blooming perennial flowers. The course will meet twice a week with the second class entailing a field trip to view roses and perennials in the Willamette Valley.
0 Non-Credit

XAGR0002F Home Garden Workshop
Garden ideas and techniques related to season, specific types of plants, and/or unique approaches to gardening.
0 Non-Credit

XAGR0002L Structure of Japanese Garden
Covers the structure and horticulture of the Japanese Garden in Portland. Explores the spiritual elements in the design of the Garden. Includes ways to incorporate the design elements into gardens.
0 Non-Credit

XAGR0002P Stonework in the Garden
Introduces students to garden design using stone. Covers how stone is used in gardens around the world and how those principles can be applied to gardens in the Northwest. Includes lecture and tours of gardens using unique stone designs.
0 Non-Credit

XAGR0002Q Rainwater Harvesting Basics
Presents the basic design and system components to set up and maintain a domestic rainwater harvesting system, principally for irrigation use during the dry summer.
0 Non-Credit

XAGR0002R Kitchen Gardens
Introduces the design of food gardens using unusual vegetables, edible flowers, fruit hedging, and environmentally sensitive techniques. Includes recipes for cooking fresh garden vegetables. Covers raising backyard chickens and ducks to take advantage of their natural fertilizer. Includes a tour of home gardens.
0 Non-Credit

XAGR0002S Sacred Garden Spaces
Introduces gardens designed for meditation. Examines how designing with hardscape and landscape materials can contribute to serene, even sacred outdoor spaces. Tours of public and private gardens includes how these principles of garden design are applied to create gardens suited for meditation
0 Non-Credit

XAGR0002T Gardens that Women Inspired
Explores garden design through the eyes of women who have created noted gardens in and around the Portland area. Includes tour in Portland gardens and learning what design concepts and innovative plant materials have been used. Emphasizes design, plant identification, and garden maintenance.
0 Non-Credit

XAGR9800A AGRI TECH Workshop
Examines a selected topic of current importance to agribusinesses.
.6 CEU

XAGR9800C Agri Business Mgt 1 - Term 1
Emphasizes setting up farm business goals, developing a complete set of farm financial records, and analyzing those records for management decision making. Prerequisite: Must be a full time business that leases or manages a farm and keeps or has access to a complete set of farm financial records. Acceptance of application of Farm Business Management Advisory Committee.
17 CEU

XAGR9800D Agri Business Mgt 1 - Term 2
Emphasizes setting up farm business goals, developing a complete set of farm financial records, and analyzing those records for management decision making. Prerequisite: Must be a full time business that leases or manages a farm and keeps or has access to a complete set of farm financial records. Acceptance of application of Farm Business Management Advisory Committee.
17 CEU

XAGR9800E Agri Business Mgt 1 - Term 3
Emphasizes setting up farm business goals, developing a complete set of farm financial records, and analyzing those records for management decision making. Prerequisite: Must be a full time business that leases or manages a farm and keeps or has access to a complete set of farm financial records. Acceptance of application of Farm Business Management Advisory Committee.
17 CEU

XAGR9800F Agri Business Mgt 2 - Term 1
Monitors and assesses financial position of the farm Business based upon records and analysis obtained in Farm Business Management I. Explores computerized farm accounting and income tax management. Prerequisites: Agri Business Management 1
17 CEU

XAGR9800G Agri Business Mgt 2 - Term 2
Monitors and assesses financial position of the farm Business based upon records and analysis obtained in Farm Business Management I. Explores computerized farm accounting and income tax management. Prerequisites: Agri Business Management 1
17 CEU

XAGR9800H Agri Business Mgt 2 - Term 3
Monitors and assesses financial position of the farm Business based upon records and analysis obtained in Farm Business Management I. Explores computerized farm accounting and income tax management. Prerequisites: Agri Business Management 1
17 CEU

XAGR9800J Agri Bus Mgt 3-Term 1
Focuses on reorganizing the farm business based on accumulated financial data. Further develops estate, retirement, and labor management plans. Prerequisites: Farm Business Management II
17 CEU

XAGR9800K Agri Bus Mgt 3-Term 2
Focuses on reorganizing the farm business based on accumulated financial data. Further develops estate, retirement, and labor management plans. Prerequisites: Farm Business Management II
17 CEU

XAGR9800L Agri Bus Mgt 3-Term 3
Focuses on reorganizing the farm business based on accumulated financial data. Further develops estate, retirement, and labor management plans. Prerequisites: Farm Business Management II
17 CEU

XAGR9800M Agri Bus Mgt 4-Term 1
Applies record keeping skills and 3 years analysis data to farm reorganization and financial management decisions. Utilizes year-end analysis in evaluating effectiveness of reorganization and management practices implemented during the first 3 years. Prerequisite: Agri Business Management 3
11.4 CEU

XAGR9800N Agri Bus Mgt 4-Term 2
Applies record keeping skills and 3 years analysis data to farm reorganization and financial management decisions. Utilizes year-end analysis in evaluating effectiveness of reorganization and management practices implemented during the first 3 years. Prerequisite: Agri Business Management 3
11.4 CEU

XAGR9800P Agri Bus Mgt 4-Term 3
Applies record keeping skills and 3 years analysis data to farm reorganization and financial management decisions. Utilizes year-end analysis in evaluating effectiveness of reorganization and management practices implemented during the first 3 years. Prerequisite: Agri Business Management 3
11.4 CEU

XAGR9800Q Agri Bus Mgt 5-Term 1
Applies record keeping skills to individual farm businesses. Utilizes records in business dealings with off-campus agencies and individuals. Prerequisites: Agri Business Management 1 and 2
5.7 CEU

XAGR9800R Agri Bus Mgt 5-Term 2
Applies record keeping skills to individual farm businesses. Utilizes records in business dealings with off-campus agencies and individuals. Prerequisites: Agri Business Management 1 and 2
5.7 CEU

XAGR9800S Agri Bus Mgt 5-Term 3
Applies record keeping skills to individual farm businesses. Utilizes records in business dealings with off-campus agencies and individuals. Prerequisites: Agri Business Management 1 and 2
5.7 CEU

XAGR9800T Agri Business Management Tour
Demonstrates agricultural production and marketing outside of Oregon via tours. Provides participants with an opportunity to learn from local owners, managers, extension agents, and business professionals at on and off farm visits. Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited with preference given to past and present Agri Business Management enrollees and former tour participants.
4.8 CEU

XAGR9801C Bees and Honey
An introductory course organized to teach students the basics of beekeeping.
.2 CEU

XAGR9801E Label Comprehension
Presents a comprehensive analysis of the information contained within a pesticide product label. Covers the types of product registrations processed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and State agencies. Reviews product label information required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act. Includes interpretation of manufacturer supplied information related to a label.
.4 CEU

XAGR9801F Weed Identification and Mgt
Introduces identification of weed plants. Explores herbicide chemistry. Covers herbicide selection.
.4 CEU

XAGR9801G Insect Identification & Mgmt
Introduces identification of insect pests. Presents insect life cycles. Covers insecticide treatment and insect management.
.4 CEU

XAGR9801H Worker Protection Standard
Presents specific information related to EPA's "Worker Protection Standard" (WPS) and its implementation in Oregon. Covers the elements of this regulation in addition to other related state and federal regulations regarding pesticide worker safety.
.4 CEU

XAGR9801K Sprayer Calibration
Emphasizes the importance of accurate calibration. Identifies types of application equipment and their components. Presents calibration principles. Reviews appropriate calculations.
.4 CEU

XAGR9801L Private App License Training
Emphasizes pesticide laws and regulations. Stresses pesticide labeling. Includes information on application equipment, pesticide safety, pests and pest control. Demonstrates appropriate calculations.
.8 CEU

XAGR9801M Pesticide Laws and Safety
Reviews Federal and State pesticide laws and the government agencies related to pesticide regulation and safe pesticide use.
.8 CEU

XAGR9801N Pesticide Recertification Trng
Pesticide recertification training in the area of turf and landscape maintenance.
.8 CEU

XAGR9801P Pesticide Right-of-Way Trng
Presents information about weed biology, identification, and control practices; herbicide basics; pesticide application; right-of-way chemicals; and laws and liability as related to right-of-way spraying.
1.2 CEU

XAGR9801Q Ornamental/Turf Herbicide Trng
Surveys the use of herbicides in the establishment and maintenance of ornamental plants and turf. Helps in preparation for the Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide licensing examination in the Ornamental and Turf: Herbicide category.
.8 CEU

XAGR9801R Structural Pest Control
A survey of structural pest control for preparation to pass Oregon Department of Agriculture Industrial, Institutional, Health, and Structural: Structural Pest Control Examination.
1.2 CEU

XAGR9801T Agri Business Mgt Workshop
Focuses on using Access database to keep and track farm accounting transaction. Offers hands-on instruction and assistance in designing, building, and maintaining an Access database.
2 CEU

XAGR9802B Ag Leadership Development
Focuses on personal development by emphasizing confidence and self-esteem building skills, the decision making process, social skills, responsibility in the workplace, and planning and organization. Identifies the critical components of leadership including motivation of employees, coaching skills, building trust, team building, and interpersonal communication. Reviews legal and safety issues.
4 CEU

XAGR9802E Landscape Irrigation
Covers the basic concepts of landscape irrigation design using traditional and micro materials.
3 CEU

XAGR9802F Forestry Pesticide Review
Surveys forest pesticide use in Oregon. Emphasizes pesticide laws and regulations. Reviews the Oregon Forest Practices Act concerning chemical and other petroleum products. Covers the fundamentals of forest pesticides, including common herbicide formulations; application and handling; labeling; safety; pest control methods, including Integrated Pest Management (IPM); and calculations and calibration. Helps prepare to take the forest category examination for the Oregon Department of Agriculture Public and/or Commercial Applicators license.
.8 CEU

XAGR9802K Sustainable Landscaping
Introduces sustainable concepts for residential or light commercial landscape site development. Relates elements of art and principles of design for applications in sustainable site development. Compares the relationships of managed landscapes with the environment. Surveys sustainable site vegetation, plant material communities and other landscape elements. Presents ecologically sound management options for maintenance, construction and installation activities in public and private outdoor spaces. Explores marketing of sustainable strategies to enhance the human experience in landscapes. Prerequisite: Landscape Design Principles or consent of instructor.
3 CEU

XAGR9802L Landscape Contractor Lic Prep
Surveys job categories and qualifications for landscape construction, maintenance, and architecture. Presents an overview of the requirements and procedures for obtaining an Oregon Landscape Contractor License and a Landscape Business License. Reviews the key concepts of the Oregon Landscape Contractors Board examination.
3 CEU

XAGR9802M ETG Veterinary Assistant
Covers the counseling to clients on pet nutrition, vaccinations, worms, fleas, first aid, euthanasia, and alternative medicine. Focuses on the operation of a veterinary hospital.
2.4 CEU

XAGR9802R Christmas Tree Farmers
Designed for Christmas tree farmers. Reviews results from a long-term productivity study of changes in soil over multiple rotations; changes are evaluated by comparing fields newly planted to Christmas trees in existing fields, some in the sixth rotation. Covers the Christmas tree productivity, mycorrhizae, soil inhabitants, soil health, soil conditions that limit root growth, compaction, aggregate stability, chemicals and fertilizers, and application methods.
.8 CEU

XAGR9802X Plant Disease Management
Surveys plant disease categories. Presents plant disease life cycles and covers fungicide application timing and selection of appropriate fungicides.
.4 CEU

XAGR9802Y Ornament/Turf Insecticide Trg
Surveys the use of insecticides and fungicides in the establishment and maintenance of ornamental plants and turf. Offers preparation for the Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide licensing examination in the Ornamental and Turf: Insecticide and Fungicide category.
.8 CEU

XAGR9802Z Forestry Vegetation Management
Emphasizes the fundamentals of forest pesticides, including common herbicide formulations; timing of herbicide applications; and the use of herbicides in riparian areas. Focuses on current surfactant technology and commonly used produces. Review characteristics of pesticides and pest control methods.
.4 CEU

XAGR9803D Wood Destroying Organism Insp
Examines the biology, environment, and habits of wood-destroying organisms in the Pacific Northwest that commonly cause economic harm to wood structures, such as termites, carpenter ants, wood boring beetles, wood-destroying fungi and other structural damaging pests of wood structures. Focuses on providing the state-licensed commercial pesticide applicator, operator or certified home inspector with advanced knowledge of wood destroying organisms and the means to communicate to interested parties the risks inherent with structural infestation as well as findings and solutions of an inspection.
.6 CEU

XAGR9803P Hort Tech-Restoration Proj Ldr
Focuses on the importance of site preparation and post-installation maintenance to the success rate of ecological restoration projects. Covers factors that improve the success rate of plant/habitat restoration projects. Offers practical learning on horticulture techniques that will help address the restoration challenges of plant establishment, competition, weed control, erosion, and long-term low maintenance success.
1.6 CEU

XAGR9803T Landscape Design Principles
Introduces the steps to formulate a landscape design. Presents landscape design principles and elements of art. Discusses establishment of desired use, site limitations and design possibilities. Covers selection and placement of various plants and other landscape material. Prepares students to present a final landscape plan. F
3 CEU

XAGR9803U Gardening in the Classroom
Introduces gardening fundamentals for K-8 teachers. Covers seed propagation, soils, fertilizers and equipment needed for indoor and outdoor classroom gardening. Surveys pertinent available curriculum for gardening with students. Demonstrates several short- and long-term activities that illustrate principles of plant growth and development. Focuses on composting with worms as a supplementary activity to gardening.
.6 CEU

XAGR9803Z Invasive Aquatic Plants/Animal
Introduces recognition of the characteristics, pathways, impacts, prevention, and management of important invasive aquatic/riparian plants and animals in the Northwestern united States. Includes visits to field sites to discuss aquatic invasive species.
.6 CEU

XAGR9804B General Urban Pest Control
A survey of general urban pest control for preparation to pass Oregon Department of Agriculture Industrial, Institutional, Health, and Structural: General Pest Control Examination.
0 CEU

XAGR9804C Biodiesel for Farmers
Presents biodiesel production vocabulary and techniques. Examines the biological benefits of biodiesel use. Covers farm vehicle fuel applications.
6 CEU

XAGR9804D Landscape Business Practices
Introduces fundamentals for establishing a landscape business in Oregon. Presents an overview of the landscaping industry. Examines landscape contractor business plans. Covers purchasing and pricing structures, marketing techniques, and financial management tools. Surveys problematic business scenarios common to the landscape industry.
3 CEU

XAGR9804E Pesticide Applicator Training
Emphasizes pesticide laws and regulations. Stresses pesticide labeling. Demonstrates appropriate calculations. Includes information on pesticide exposure risk, personal protective equipment, safe pesticide handling procedures, application equipment calibration and maintenance, accident prevention, and pesticide spill management. Covers signs and symptoms of pesticide poisoning and first aid procedures.
.8 CEU

XAGR9804F Sm Acreage Landowner's Reap
Introduces land use best practices for .5 to 40-acre owner-occupied landowners. Covers financial and sustainable management tools; explores improvement of the production output of lands, and the opportunities for greater conservation of their lands. Includes peer instruction and field presentation, and access to resources to achieve more in-depth knowledge and skill levels.
3.6 CEU

XAGR9804G Spanish at Work
Covers practical Spanish terms and phrases specific to agricultural work. Surveys cultural information about Spanish speaking people. Includes pronunciation, technical vocabulary, greetings, and basic grammar. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary.
1.6 CEU

XAGR9804K Respiratory Prot/Agriculture
Provides information related to respiratory protection for agricultural operations in Oregon. Covers hazard recognition, respiratory selection, care and maintenance of respirators. Includes Oregon OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard for Agriculture.
.4 CEU

XAGR9804L Integrated Pest Mgt Basics
Examines the main elements of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan. Surveys different pest management approaches and methods that can be employed as part of an IPM system. Discusses the economic and environmental benefits of IPM. Covers examples of a variety of IPM plans.
.6 CEU

XAGR9804M Biodiesel Production Basics
Introduces the origin of biodiesel, how it is made, and why it is an important fuel. Reviews how biodiesel fits into the local, national, and global energy picture. Covers where to access information about biodiesel, processing equipment, and processor designs. Presents techniques and equipment necessary for home biodiesel production.
.6 CEU

XAGR9804Q Living Walls
Reviews living walls, green facades, and applications of horticulture that provide ecosystem services to the built environment. Looks at examples of these applications at the Oregon Garden, including the rain garden, green roof, Hobbit tunnel, sustainable parking lot, and bog filters. Provides an opportunity to plant a living wall in the Children's Garden. Covers wall structures, media containment options, lightweight growth media, and plant choices.
.8 CEU

XAGR9804T Access DB for Agri Business
Focuses on using Access database to keep and track farm information and data. Offers hands-on instruction and assistance in designing, building, and maintaining an Access database.
2 CEU

XAGR9804U Excel for Agri Business
Focuses on using Excel spreadsheets to record and track farm data. Offers hands-on instruction and assistance in designing, creating, formatting, and maintaining spreadsheets.
2 CEU

XAGR9804V QuickBooks for Agri Business
Focuses on using QuickBooks Accounting Software to keep and track farm accounting transactions. Offers hands-on instruction and assistance in setting up and maintaining a QuickBooks Company.
2 CEU

XAGR9804X Ag Leadership Development
Focuses on personal development by emphasizing confidence and self-esteem building skills, the decision making process, social skills, responsibility in the workplace, and planning and organization. Identifies the critical components of leadership, including motivation of employees, coaching skills, building trust, team building, and interpersonal communication. Reviews legal and safety issues.
3.2 CEU

XAGR9804Z AGRI TECH Workshop
Examines a selected topic of current importance to agribusinesses.
.2 CEU

XAGR9805A AGRI TECH Workshop
Examines a selected topic of current importance to agribusinesses.
.3 CEU

XAGR9805B AGRI TECH Workshop
Examines a selected topic of current importance to agribusinesses.
.4 CEU

XAGR9805C AGRI TECH Workshop
Examines a selected topic of current importance to agribusinesses.
.8 CEU

XAGR9805D AGRI TECH Workshop
Examines a selected topic of current importance to agribusinesses.
1.2 CEU

XAGR9805E AGRI TECH Workshop
Examines a selected topic of current importance to agribusinesses.
1.6 CEU

XAGR9805F AGRI TECH Workshop
Examines a selected topic of current importance to agribusinesses.
2.4 CEU

XAGR9805G AGRI TECH Workshop
Examines a selected topic of current importance to agribusinesses.
3.6 CEU

XAGR9805H AGRI TECH Workshop
Examines a selected topic of current importance to agribusinesses.
4 CEU