May 2005

May 31st

Oregon, the berry capital of the United States, will be the backdrop for the First International Berry Health Benefits Symposium, to be held Monday and Tuesday, June 13 and 14, 2005, at the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus in Corvallis.

May 26th

The Canyon Creek Riders, one of the two largest 4-H clubs in Clackamas County, announces their annual June Jubilee open horse show on June 12th. The daylong event will be held at the Northwest Equestrian Center in Boring, Oregon. The show provides eager equestrians with horsemanship experience needed before upcoming fairs.

May 19th

Hispanic immigrants often eat less nutritiously, once they leave behind the traditional diets and lifestyles of their native homelands and come to the United States. Latin American immigrant family diets can quickly turn from traditional rice, beans and tortillas to fast food, once kids discover such alternatives at school and parents start working long hours. Concerned about problems associated with a loss of traditional diets--including food safety and rising childhood obesity--Oregon State University Extension Service staff in Metro counties have designed a number of programs to help Hispanic families become healthier and more self-sufficient here in Oregon.

May 12th

OSU and USDA scientists will present their findings on cereal grain and seed crop research at the annual Hyslop Farm Field Day on Wednesday, May 25.

May 11th

The first annual Dog Fun Match will be held May 21 at the Clackamas County fairgrounds in Canby, Oregon. It is open to all Oregon State University Extension 4-H members. The event is a fundraiser for the Clackamas county dog fair scheduled for July 15th and 16th.

May 5th

The No-Till Drill Field Day, Thursday, June 2, 2005, will allow participants to observe side-by-side plantings by five differently configured no-till drills (including Flexicoil, Concord and Conserva-Pak) using different types of openers, fertilizers and spacings in a recrop winter wheat field.

May 3rd

A new website, Drought in Oregon, developed by OSU Extension includes online publications and links to information to help Oregonians cope with water shortages at home, in the garden and on the farm.
The OSU Extension Service was recognized for its many programs that help people throughout Oregon, from life skills classes in McMinnville to nutrition education in Tillamook to the Hunger Summit and community food assessment workshop in southern Oregon.

May 1st

The OSU Extension Service will host Canadian soil ecologist Jill Clapperton and other regional experts in a series of workshops to help Columbia Basin growers and land managers better understand the intricate relationships between soil quality conditions and tillage practices.