December 2008

December 19th

AARP Oregon has appointed Betty-Coe de Broekert, co-chair of the Oregon State University Extension Citizen Advisory Network, to its volunteer Executive Council.
Seven people from across the state were inducted into the Oregon 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony Dec. 3 at the Oregon State University Outreach and Engagement awards banquet on campus.

December 9th

Rob Golembiewski has replaced Tom Cook as the director of Oregon State University’s turf management program. Golembiewski is the former head of the golf and turf management program at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He also created the turf program at Montana State University and co-owned a landscaping company for six years in Arizona. His position is funded by a $1 million endowment from the family of the late OSU alumnus Nat Giustina.

December 6th

There are lots of urban myths about how to take care of your cut Christmas tree. Chal Landgren, Oregon State University Extension Christmas tree specialist, answers some common questions.

December 5th

Water experts and owners of wells will meet on Dec. 11 in Salem to learn about and discuss growing concerns over Oregon's limited ground water and identify potential solutions. The conference, called Wells and the Well-being of Oregon, is sponsored by Oregon State University's Institute for Water and Watersheds and OSU's Oregon Sea Grant Extension Service. Kevin McCray, the executive director of the National Ground Water Association will give the keynote address on the ground water industry in the United States.