News

OSU Extension Service and agricultural research news

The Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) department writes news releases about OSU’s agricultural research as well as the various programs offered by the university’s Extension Service. Below is an archive of these stories as well as a list of stories published in the media about Extension. You’ll also find gardening advice articles written by EESC. Contact our media liaisons.

Recent News Stories

February 25, 2004

Oregon farmers and ranchers generated more than $3.4 billion during 2003 in sales of agricultural commodities, according to a recently completed report produced by the Oregon State University Extension Service.
Overall, 2003 gross sales of Oregon agricultural commodities rose significantly over year-earlier levels, but some sectors of Oregon agriculture did not perform as well as others.

February 19, 2004

Researchers at Oregon State University have created purple-fruited tomatoes that include anthocyanins – the same class of health-promoting pigments in red wine that function as antioxidants and are believed to prevent heart disease.

February 16, 2004

Entrepreneurs wanting to start or expand a food-related business can learn about special issues affecting food business enterprises at a short course called "Northwest Food Business 101," scheduled Thursday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Oregon State U
OSU's 22nd annual Art About Agriculture touring exhibition of fine art, Tour 2004, opens to the public on Sunday, February 22 in the Giustina Art Gallery, at OSU's LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis.

Recent Gardening Tips

July 31, 2015

Tips give home gardeners a good start on growing hops

July 24, 2015

Drought-tolerant plants thrive during dry summers

July 17, 2015

Low-water plants save money, time and help the environment

July 9, 2015

Turn a tree into a space-saving specimen with some tips from an OSU Extension expert

July 2, 2015

Choosing the right plants can make all the difference in the face of a wildfire