July 2004

July 9th

Farmers and ranchers throughout Oregon can compete for federal Value Added Producer Grants (VAPGs) by preparing an application for submission to the USDA by or before July 30. The OSU Food Innovation Center has developed an online source of help for applicants called the “Grant Application Tool Kit,” at http://fic.oregonstate.edu which features guidelines, proposal templates, samples of previously funded proposals.
Students and colts in the Oregon State University equine sciences colts-in-training program enjoyed a good year thanks to the success of the program’s second annual colts-in-training sale.

July 6th

“Fizzy Fruit,” a carbonated fruit should be commercialized soon, thanks, in part to work done by Oregon State University researchers at the Oregon Food Innovation Center in Portland.

July 2nd

The Oregon State University Extension 4-H Youth Development program has received a three-year, $187,000 grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust that will help increase participation of Latino youth and adults in Oregon 4-H programs.