January 2003

January 30th

The pasture calendar, a new concept for improving the management of hayfields and pastures, is the featured topic of two upcoming workshops scheduled Feb. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Riddle Community Center in Riddle, and Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chemeketa Community College in Salem.

January 27th

Oregon's poultry industry - worth nearly $100 million annually - desperately needs the help of both big and small flock producers to reduce the chance of flocks becoming infected with Exotic Newcastle Disease, warns an Oregon State University expert.

January 3rd

A high school junior, Pedro Estrada has taught several computer literacy courses to Hispanic adults as part of the 4-H Web Wizards club. Now the Portland teen plans to teach Hispanic adults and teenagers how to build their own working computer as part of a community technology leadership project for the national AT&T Young Leaders Program. Estrada is one of 18 young people throughout the country recognized by the program for their technology and leadership skills.
Pedro Estrada has an unusual New Year's resolution for a 17-year-old. The Portland native and member of the Oregon 4-H Web Wizards club in Washington County has resolved in 2003 to teach others how to build their own low-cost computers.