August 2005

August 31st

The garden guys are Phil Hamm and Don Horneck of Oregon State University’s Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center. They both are avid gardeners and draw on their own experience and expertise from OSU Extension to answer lawn and gardening questions from the Hermiston community.

August 24th

OSU’s new education series, “Creating A Food Enterprise” (CAFÉ), includes three courses: Northwest Food Business 101, Strategic Marketing Decision Making, and Getting it Made, in seven Thursday evening workshops beginning on Thursday, Sept. 15.

August 22nd

The exclusive licensing process will help this superior-quality wheat to be segregated from other varieties, identified in the marketplace and potentially sold at a premium price.

August 17th

Next year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will end a 10-year examination of pesticides used in the United States, and many highly toxic, broad-spectrum chemicals will be phased out. Terminating the use of broad-spectrum pesticides is safer for people, but it can be tough for business. OSU’s IR-4 program is helping growers find less toxic alternatives.

August 12th

Marc Braverman is selected to lead the Oregon State University Extension Service Family and Community Development (FCD) Program.

August 10th

President Bush has signed a federal transportation bill that provides funding for a national Sun Grant Initiative intended to reduce reliance on imported fossil fuels, add diversity to American agriculture and revitalize rural economies. Oregon State University is the western center for the Sun Grant Initiative, housed in its College of Agricultural Sciences, and related research is already underway.

August 9th

Utilizing DVD and Web technologies, the Landmarks in Conservation project provides opportunities to learn from Oregon land managers, explore the latest research and create resource management plans that address the unique characteristics of any property. The project focuses on Oregon operations, but has applications for land managers across the country.

August 8th

The Oregon State University Extension Service and OSU Animal Sciences Dept. are sponsoring a canine behavior workshop scheduled for Sept. 10 in Withycombe Hall on the OSU campus.

August 5th

Mike Gamroth, dairy specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service and professor of animal sciences, is a recipient of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Distinguished Service Award. He was honored at the Association’s 90th annual meeting and professional improvement conference in Buffalo, New York, on July 19.

August 2nd

Shelby Filley, animal scientist with the Oregon State University Extension Service is a recipient of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Achievement Award. She was honored at the Association’s 90th annual meeting and professional improvement conference in Buffalo, New York, on July 19.