October 2008

October 23rd

A new noncredit online course, developed as a partnership between the Childhood Hunger Initiative (CHI) of Oregon and Oregon State University Ecampus, teaches health care professionals to identify families who are experiencing hunger. The course is a result of a survey of physicians and nurses in the Portland metro area.
eXtension, an Internet-based educational partnership of the 74 institutions of the U.S. land-grant university system, has been awarded the United States Department of Agriculture Secretary's Honor Award. Dave King, interim associate provost for outreach and engagement at Oregon State University, took a leadership role in establishing eXtension.

October 13th

A wealth of information on eating well on a budget is available online from the Oregon State University Extension Family and Community Development program.
Oregon State University has created a Web site that compiles statistics, maps and scholarly works to help people shape the future of Oregon's rural communities. Called the Rural Communities Explorer, the site is intended as a source of information for policymakers, nonprofits, local leaders and concerned citizens. It combines data from sources that include the 2000 U.S. census, the OSU Extension Service, OSU's Rural Studies Program and state agencies.

October 6th

October 1st

OSU Extension offices regularly examine plants people bring in for identification. But because recent samples have been toxic berry plants, the Linn and Benton Extension offices recommend caution.