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National Get Outdoors Day

5 hours 40 min ago
Saturday, May 21, 2016 (all day event)

The fourth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 21st, 2016 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at:

Development of Value-Added Food Products Using Fruit and Wine Grape Pomace

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 2:36pm
Monday, April 25, 2016 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 PM

This workshop is designed to provide knowledge and hands-on
experience to develop value-added food applications using pomace
from fruit juice processing and winemaking. Fruit and wine grape
pomace are good sources of bioactive compounds (polyphenolics
as antioxidant and dietary fiber), and can be used as a functional
food ingredient in a wide range of food products.

In this one and half-day short course, participants will develop a lear understanding of:
• Chemical compositions and the benefits of incorporating
pomace into food products
• Technologies for drying wet pomace for long-term storage
• Concepts and technology for developing pomace fortified
• Method of conducting sensory evaluation of new products
In addition, participants will work at the pilot plant to make a series
of pomace fortified food items and conduct sensory evaluation.

Use this link for registration details


Recipe to Market: Business Planning, Legality and Finanacing

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:09am
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM - Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:00 PM

Negotiating the many phases of a food start-up business can be a daunting task. Learn the steps of applying for a business license, financing networks for food businesses and discover the food safety and sanitation regulations you’ll need to know to run a successful small food company. As part of the Recipe to Market certificate, you’ll review case studies from food start-up businesses located in Portland, Ore., that will provide critical industry insights and the 'dos and 'don'ts' of small business entrepreneurship.

After this course, you’ll understand food-labeling requirements, packaging and trademarks for micro- and small food businesses. Leave with a developed food business plan for your own industry guidance or use it to secure investors. Sift through the clumpy parts of owning a food business and stir up the market with your successful food start-up business.

This course will build on the knowledge provided in Recipe to Market: Brand and Market Planning as well as the Recipe to Market: Development and Production course. Enroll in theRecipe to Market Certificate to build your small food start-up plan in this online and collaborative series of small food entrepreneur courses.

Proceed here for information and to join us!

Marine Science Day

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 2:41pm
Saturday, April 9, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for our annual Marine Science Day!  Come behind-the-scenes for a peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique.

Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners. Explore with interactive science displays and touch tanks presented by marine scientists. Visit a genetics lab. Enjoy special family-friendly activities by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Learn how scientists observe the ocean using buoys and gliders.

To volunteer, go to Parent or grandparent and child teams welcome!

Don't miss the chance to learn what’s new on the Oregon Coast’s dynamic marine science campus!

Recipe to Market: Logo and Label Design

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 2:41pm
Saturday, April 9, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Your logo design must display the essential information for your business. It portrays your business that is professional, positive, stable and reliable. Our Recipe to Market: Logo and Label Design workshop is designed to guide you through the process of brainstorming, designing, and delivering your trademark brand.

You will advance your communications skills to articulate your logo needs to a graphic designer. This workshop will give you insight into the food industry with expert feedback from successful food entrepreneurs from Bend, Ore.

Regulations and label requirements can be confusing and are constantly being redefined. You will learn the mandatory elements in a label. Become familiar with food analysis testing to ensure you comply with food safety regulations. Additionally, you will delve into the distribution process and how this affects the label.

Head here to reserve your spot and receive further information!

STEM to STEAM Symposium

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 2:45pm
Friday, April 8, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici will join five other noteworthy panelists for The CO•’s first “STEM to STEAM” symposium. The symposium will take place in the “auditorium in the round” (Room 100) of the Learning Innovation. After brief introductions, each panelist will be asked to speak for 10 minutes. At the end of the hour, participants and audience members will be asked to continue the conversation in a 30-minute Q & A session and at an informal reception sponsored by HP and Oregon State ADVANCE, which will follow in the SEC Plaza between the Memorial Union and the Student Experience Center.