Astoria photo exhibit celebrates Oregon food and agriculture

August 24, 2009

Eric Jenkins photo by Lynn Ketchum

ASTORIA, Ore.— Oregon’s food and agriculture are celebrated in a traveling exhibit of award-winning photos on display September 1–30 at the Seafood Consumer Center, 2021 Marine Dr.

The "Savory Images" exhibit features images from the pages of the magazine Oregon's Agricultural Progress, showcasing the bounty of Oregon agriculture.

“The exhibit is a reflection of the role Oregon State University’s research and people play in sustaining our state’s rich agricultural heritage,” according to Sonny Ramaswamy, dean of the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences.

Magazine editor Peg Herring said, "Food is the handshake between urban and rural communities. Our hope is that the exhibit, along with the special Food Issue of the magazine, will prompt conversations across Oregon about food as a necessary—and delightful— part of life."

The show takes a year-long tour across the state with stops after Astoria in LaGrande, Oct. 5–30; the Food Innovation Center in Portland, Nov. 2–27; and Madras, Dec. 4–Jan. 4.

In 2010 the exhibit shows in Prineville, Jan. 4–29; Pendleton, Feb. 16–March 19; Klamath Falls, March 26–May 3; Central Point, May 3–28; The Dalles, June 1–30; and Myrtle Point, July 5–30.

The exhibit is presented by OSU’s Extension and Experiment Station Communications and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Photos are by Lynn Ketchum, award-winning EESC photographer.

Author: Judy Scott
Source: Peg Herring