November 2004

November 23rd

A new soft white winter wheat variety developed by Oregon State University has exceptionally soft kernel texture, high break flour yields, large diameter cookies and high sponge cake volume. The superior quality of this variety may be of economic value to millers and bakers if its identity can be preserved throughout the process of production and marketing.

November 12th

A Portland entrepreneur with a passion for good food, local produce and ice cream was selected as the winner of the American Food Fight contest held Thursday (Nov. 11) at the Food Innovation Center in Portland.
The Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center has completed a greatly needed facilities upgrade, thanks to a successful $1 million 4-H fundraising effort.

November 9th

From solving neighborhood squabbles to the well-planned citing of cell phone towers, Washington County citizens have had unique opportunities to participate in rural and urban issues. Since 1975, the Citizen Participation Program (CPO) run by the Washington County office of the Oregon State University Extension Service has inspired and empowered its public to try and make things better. If a person decides there is a problem and needs others to understand their opinion, the CPO program can help put people in contact with decision-makers in a less than formal setting to find a solution.

November 2nd

Oregon State University Extension Service forester Chal Landgren and his colleagues, coordinate a labor-intensive program aimed at developing better Christmas trees for farmers who grow them for a living. The effort has been a cooperative endeavor for many decades, between the OSU Extension Service, grower volunteers and the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association.