January 2011

January 26th

An Oregon State University has found that golf balls rolled the farthest on putting greens that are mowed daily and rolled immediately afterward. The balls rolled an average of 11 feet, which was 15 inches farther than on grass that was only mowed daily but not rolled.

January 21st

January 19th

The Oregon State University Extension Service has opened registration for its 11th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference on Feb. 26 in Corvallis. The event is geared toward farmers, agriculture professionals, food policy advocates and managers of farmers markets. Speakers will include farmers, Extension faculty, U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, and Chuck Hassebrook, the executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs. Workshop topics will include food safety, marketing opportunities, cover crops and licensing requirements.

January 13th

Oregon State University has received a grant of nearly $5 million to develop an obesity prevention program for children in rural Oregon.