January 2005

January 21st

The Oregon State University Extension Service’s Small Farms Program will host the 5th annual farm direct marketing conference on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at the LaSells Stewart Center at OSU in Corvallis. Co-sponsored by the Oregon Farmers’ Markets Association, the day-long conference will have programs for growers who market their production directly to the public, for farmers’ markets managers and for community food advocates. Find registration materials on-line at http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/, or call the Benton County office of the OSU Extension Service in Corvallis at 1-800-365-0201.

January 19th

The annual "Insights into Gardening," workshop will be on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 at Oregon State University. Sponsored by the Benton County office of the OSU Extension Service and the Benton County Master Gardeners, the workshop will feature an array of gardening classes, demonstrations, displays and an on-site OSU bookstore. It will be held in OSU's La Sells-Stewart Center. Registration is $15. For more info, call the Benton County Extension office in Corvallis (541-757-6750)

January 11th

The text of Measure 37 says that compensation should equal the reduction in the fair market value of the property. It sounds simple, but it’s not, according to Andrew Plantinga, an economist at Oregon State University.

January 4th

Michael Burgett, a professor emeritus at Oregon State University, uses cartoons to introduce his students to the biology of insects and to explore the far side of the relationship between people and insects.