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OSU Extension helps Oregon's $10 million cranberry industry float to the top
Native to North America, cranberries were
first planted in Oregon in 1885. Now the state ranks fourth in the
nation's cranberry production. Perched on the southwestern edge of the
state, cranberries are a $10 million industry and an important part of
the coastal Oregon economy.
|Did you know that there are 440 cranberries in one pound? 4,400
cranberries in one gallon of juice? 440,000 cranberries in a 100-pound
barrel? And that Americans consume some 400 million pounds of
cranberries each year?
Ag Stations experiment with funding from outside sources
Capital Press By MITCH LIES
Ore. - In 2008, Oregon State University College of Agricultural
Sciences administrators began considering asking farmers and ranchers
to donate to the financially strapped agricultural experiment stations.
Farmer support, the thought went, could help branch stations thrive, show lawmakers that farmers appreciate the stations...
"It has opened up some conversations that probably wouldn't have taken
place without it," College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Dan Arp said.
"And one thing that has come through loud and clear to me is how
important these branch stations are to the local communities."
|Beef Qualilty Assurance and Basic Cow-Calf Certification Workshop|
29th, 2012 Corvallis, OR- OSU Campus, Oldfield Teaching
Ctr., SW Campus Way x SW 35th St. (4 pm to 8 pm) Program:
3-h workshop training, followed by the certification exam and
dinner. A workbook will be provided.
For more information, please contact Reinaldo Cooke (541-573-4083) Info...
OREGON SHEEP GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NEW ADULT PRODUCER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM - FREE!
The Oregon Sheep
Growers Association, in cooperation with Oregon State University and
the Oregon Purebred Sheep Breeders Association, is developing a
mentorship program for new adult sheep producers in Oregon.
The goal is to make the knowledge of experienced sheep producers
available to new sheep owners.
Dec. 1, Dallas. Agenda and Details
No cost for workshop, but pre-registration is required by November 29.
Phone: (503) 623-8395 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon Make It With Wool Contest will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort in Gleneden Beach, OR.
8 Tips for Having an Awesome Family Volunteer Experience
Family Volunteer Day - Saturday,
November 17th, 6pm to 8pm at Calvary Chapel, 628 SE Jefferson Dallas
OR. Come help make fleece scarves and Christmas Cards for Dallas
Christmas Cheer. Hot Cocoa and Cookies will be served.
Volunteering as a family is a great way to spend time together and make a difference in your community! Read all of the tips....
|Gardening Corner: November Gardening Calendar
|Here are just a few tips - check the calendar for more ideas.
- Plant window garden of lettuce, chives, parsley.
time to plant trees and shrubs. Consider planting shrubs and trees
that supply food and shelter to birds; flowering currant, and mock
- Western Oregon: Still time to plant spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses. Don't delay.
- Western Oregon: Good time to plant garlic for harvest next summer, and to transplant landscape trees and shrubs.
2013 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest Due February 1
"Reducing the Usage of Bee-Killing Pesticides in my Community"
4-H Beekeeping Essay is a great opportunity for 4-H members to
research and write about honey bees. Cash prizes will be awarded.
OSU's "Food Hero" curriculum
Your turkey leftovers can get a makeover with these tasty recipes!
Click on the recipes and try some new ideas for your meals tonight!
USDA MEAT AND POULTRY HOTLINE at 1-888-674-6854
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research-based answers...Submit a question to Ask an Expert
Volunteers are wonderful... important... vital. And absolutely critical to our collective success.
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