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Veterans explore farming as possible career in OSU Extension Small Farms online programs

All of the Small Farms programing was forced online after the pandemic arrived, including two innovative programs to help veterans learn about farming and see if it is a good fit.

Kym Pokorny | Nov 23, 2020 | News story

Onion cost of production in Eastern Oregon and Idaho

These enterprise budget resources cover the costs associated with producing onions in the Treasure Valley. The PDF document covers how costs were estimated and the Excel workbook allows you to adjust costs to better match your operation. 

Jun 2020 | Collection

Clatsop Extension helps guide local economy through pandemic

Small businesses, reeling from lack of tourism, have been a focus.

Jim Sloan | Jun 8, 2020 | News story

Honey Bee Colony Maintenance Expenses: Supplemental Feed, Requeening and Medication

Success in pollination, honey production and other aspects of a beekeeping business depends on honey bee health. Strong, thriving colonies require many inputs from the beekeeper, including feed (carbohydrates and protein), medications and new queens when necessary.

Ellen Topitzhofer, Carolyn Breece, Ramesh Sagili | May 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Beekeeping Equipment Expenses: Woodenware and Other Components

Woodenware for a typical honey bee colony includes vertically stackable boxes with removable frames, a bottom board, lid and a queen excluder. The most common design is Langstroth equipment. Langstroth colony configuration varies ...

Ellen Topitzhofer, Carolyn Breece, Ramesh Sagili | May 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Revenue Sources for a Commercial Beekeeping Operation in the Pacific Northwest

Pollination services and honey production are the primary revenue sources for a beekeeping business based in the Pacific Northwest. Those starting a beekeeping operation should focus on two to three revenue sources initially and ...

Ellen Topitzhofer, Carolyn Breece, Ramesh Sagili | May 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

A Best-Practices Guide to Open-Air Poultry Slaughter

Oregon poultry producers who meet certain conditions can slaughter chicken, turkey and other birds in an open-air setting. But they still must meet requirements for sanitation, monitoring, recordkeeping and more. These resources can ...

Lauren Gwin, Rebecca Thistlethwaite | Jan 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Installing solar panels on agricultural lands maximizes their efficiency, new study shows

The most productive places on Earth for solar power are farmlands, according to an Oregon State University study.

Chris Branam | Aug 7, 2019 | News story

OSU names Anita Azarenko interim vice provost for outreach and engagement

Anita Azarenko, who has served more than 30 years in a wide range of leadership roles at Oregon State University, has been named interim vice provost for the Division of University Outreach and Engagement and director of the...

May 31, 2019 | News story