September 2004

September 30th

Two small farm agricultural production workshops—one on small scale poultry production, and another on greenhouse design and management—are scheduled Saturday, Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles.
Epsilon Sigma Phi, national Extension professional organization, at its national meeting in Moline, Illinois, recognized outstanding work by Oregon State University faculty members. Clara Pratt, chair of the OSU Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, was recognized as one of three national Friends of Extension for her work in support of Extension educational efforts. Nellie Oehler, Lane County Extension faculty, received the regional Distinguished Service award. Deborah Maddy was the recipient of the regional administrative leadership award, while Leonard Calvert, Eugene, Extension communication specialist emeritus, received the regional continuing service award.
The Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program celebrated its 100th year of service to the state’s young people by inducting 100 outstanding 4-H supporters and leaders into the newly created Oregon 4-H Hall of Fame.

September 23rd

A delegation of Korean seafood buyers came to the Food Innovation Center last week to taste products made by OSU chef Wayne Philen, using Oregon salmon, shrimp and crab. The Koreans liked what they tasted and have returned home to consult with their respective fast food corporations in Korea. Eventually, the Food Innovation Center predicts it will sell the rights to final formulations for Korea to Oregon food processors, who in turn will make the products in Oregon for Korea using Oregon seafood.

September 16th

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), headquartered at Oregon State University, broadened its mission to provide valuable online resources dedicated to informing the public about all facets of West Nile virus, an emerging disease in Oregon, including mosquito control and human health. Informative links to state and federal disease updates, state maps of disease spread, West Nile virus biology, and pesticide prevention strategies can be found at http://npic.orst.edu/wnv/.
Locke, a crops and horticulture agent for the Klamath County office of the Oregon State University Extension Service, recently showed farmers in the former Soviet republic how to improve spud production in the Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan, as a U.S. AID volunteer.

September 15th

OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences announces its 23rd annual art competition "Art About Agriculture Tour 2005: On the Subject of Food." Submissions are requested and should be focused on the food we eat, the origins of food, the pathways food takes to markets and tables, and how food inspires our imaginations to create "the best things we've ever tasted. The competition is open to artists living in Alaska, British Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Student artwork is not eligible. All media in the visual fine arts and traditional crafts will be considered, said Curtis. Entries must be mailed with a postmark dated no later than Friday, December 17, 2004, or can be hand delivered and received by OSU by noon, Friday, December 17, 2004.