February 2008

February 29th

The public is invited to view newly born lambs March 5–28 at the Oregon State University Sheep Center.

February 26th

A February 2008 report followed the economic footprint of agricultural products as they traveled from producers to processors, wholesalers and retailers. The report, titled "Oregon Agriculture and the Economy," found that Oregon's agriculture industry was linked directly and indirectly to $25.8 billion in sales of goods and services in 2005, accounting for 10.6 percent of the statewide total. The report, the first since 2000 to assess agriculture's economic ripple effect on the state, also found that Oregon's agriculture industry directly or indirectly supported 214,511 full- or part-time jobs in 2005, making up 10.1 percent of total positions.

February 25th

Oregon State University will host a 32nd annual gerontology conference April 3-4 at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The event will feature more than 40 educational sessions plus keynote presentations by Jeffrey Kaye, the director of the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center in Portland, and Clara Pratt, professor emeritus in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at OSU.

February 11th

Honors scholarships totaling $86,250 have been awarded to Oregon State University students in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The scholarships are made possible by gifts to the college.

February 1st

OSU professors receive prestigious award from Soil Science Society of America for their collaborative work in soil microbiology.