March 2006

March 24th

OSU’s 24th annual Art About Agriculture touring exhibition, Tour 2006, is open to the public until April 22 in the Giustina Art Gallery, of OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis. The exhibit will travel to Walla Walla in May and to Bend from June 10 to August 6. “Designing from Nature,” was the theme of this year’s call for entries for the juried art exhibit.

March 20th

Oregon State University Extension Service poultry science specialist Jim Hermes suggests people with backyard flocks should consider the precautionary steps they could take if a virulent strain of avian influenza, or bird flu, is detected in Oregon, although there is no need to take precautions yet.

March 17th

Patti Warner, Corvallis, has been awarded the 2006 National 4-H Wildlife and Fisheries Adult Volunteer Leader Award for outstanding service to the Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program in Benton County.

March 10th

Finding up-to-date information about local food resources will be a lot easier with the introduction of Food for Oregon, an online database just launched by the Oregon State University Extension Service in cooperation with Oregon Food Bank.

March 7th

Surveying flooded grass fields through several winters, scientists from Oregon State University have identified 10 fish species, including redside shiners, sticklebacks, speckled dace, and an occasional trout or Chinook salmon.

March 6th

Businesses, such as those that sell ingredients for another business’s packaged or prepared foods, report the highest growth and profitability of those examined in the new report, “A Snapshot of U.S. Food Business.” The study, conducted by faculty at the OSU Food Innovation Center (FIC) and College of Business, is the first to document food industry business practices on a national scale and to identify best practices in each food business sector.

March 3rd

A team of Oregon State University animal sciences students earned high honors recently, finishing second in the National Beef Quiz Bowl held annually at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) convention in Denver, Colorado.
During his 29 years at OSU, Tom Cook has single-handedly established by example and education and research modern golf course management standards in the Pacific Northwest, according to the Golf Course Superintendents Association that awarded Cook its 2005 Distinguished Service Award.

March 2nd

Two Oregon State University scientists have created a unique new kind of atlas that lavishly and literally maps the results of a 10-year research partnership between the People’s Republic of China, OSU and the Oregon grass seed industry.