February 2003

February 28th

OSU’s 21st annual Art About Agriculture touring exhibition of fine art, Tour 2003, opens to the public on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 in the Giustina Art Gallery, of OSU’s La- Sells Stewart Center in Corvallis. An artists' reception and awards presentation takes place that evening, free and open to the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit continues in Giustina Art Gallery through April 27. It will travel to Silverton in May, Madras in July and Grants Pass in August.
Mike Bondi, OSU professor and Extension forester in Clackamas County, and Pat Frishkoff, former director of OSU’s Austin Family Business Center, have designed a program that explores the human side of transitioning forest land from one generation to the next.

February 21st

They're fluffy, they're frisky and they're arriving daily. The annual onslaught of spring lambs has begun at the Oregon State University Sheep Barns.

February 19th

The Oregon State University Extension Service has published a new, 12-page report that focuses on how biosolids can be used to supply nutrients to crops.
A species of bacterium common in soil and water called "Burkholderia cepacia" (B. cepacia) is being championed by agricultural scientists as a non-chemical means of fighting plant infections.
A treasure trove of information about the ecology of Oregon's diverse coastal, valley, mountain and range lands resides in the pages of a new book published by the Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station
When Jim Castle of west Salem bought his dream retirement home a few years ago, he acquired a nightmare in the back yard: a little stream that was fighting for its life amid a tangle of ivy and several year's worth of trash.

February 14th

Trained volunteers in the Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program have become effective partners with Oregon public schools in teaching children about nature, science and the environment, according to an OSU Extension educator speaking at a national conference in Tucson, Arizona.

February 12th

Holly Weimar of Arlington was elected president of the Oregon 4-H Foundation at its recent annual meeting at Oregon State University.

February 11th

For five months, a dedicated corps of small woodland owners have attended class at night and slogged through wet woods on Saturdays as they learned the fine points of resource management planning in a new program offered by Oregon State University Extension Service.