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Molly Engle, evaluation specialist with the OSU Extension Service, received the 2009 Robert Ingle Service Award from the American Evaluation Association in November.
Richer nations with competitive crop production and few trade barriers would fare the best if climate change, weather events or other factors cause yields of grain and oilseed crops to become more volatile, according to a study. By this criteria, the United States is poised to do well, but France would come out on top, according to the study of 21 countries conducted by economists at Oregon State University. The study, which was published in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, forecasted how changes in yields of grain and oilseed crops would impact the inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (real GDP) of each country's agricultural sector.
A celebration of food and agriculture in Oregon is on display at the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center, 850 NW Dogwood Lane, in Madras.
A newly refurbished Food for Oregon Web site provides a database of local and regional food resources for families and communities to improve food security.
Oregon State University has been chosen to continue the visioning and community action program initiated in 2009 by Oregon teens through "Project 2059: Activate Oregon."
Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences has honored four alumni for their professional achievements. They are Ken Bailey, of Orchard View Farms in The Dalles; Joseph Chapman, president of North Dakota State University; Colby Marshall, who works for U.S. Rep. Greg Walden; and Gary Perdew, who is the director of the Center for Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis at Penn State University.
The Oregon State University Seed Laboratory celebrates 100 years of continuous service to Oregon agriculture with an open house Wednesday, Nov.18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A short centennial recognition ceremony will be at noon.
The 4-H Participatory Evaluation with Youth program at Oregon State University will receive the MetLife Foundation Award of Excellence Oct. 27 at the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents convention in Rochester, NY.
Five adult volunteers from across the state will be inducted into the Oregon 4-H Hall of Fame during their county recognition nights in November. The 2009 Hall of Fame inductees are: Patricia Combest, Marion County; Mike and Gail Mann, Linn County; Nellie Oehler, Benton County; and Vern Struble, Benton County.