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Growing Malting Barley in and Around the Willamette Valley

Barley is a useful rotation crop that grows well in the Willamette Valley. But the region's craft beers and spirits generally use malting barley shipped from elsewhere. Can growers and brewers capitalize on high-quality, locally produced barley? Learn more about malting barley, study supply chain...

By Betsy Verhoeven, Ryan Graebner | OSU Extension Catalog

Ecotrust is Hosting a Four-State “Ag of the Middle” Business Accelerator Program. Designed for Farmers, Ranchers, and Fishers

— The 2018 cohort kicks off NOVEMBER 7-8th, 2018! Apply online by October 5th — Know a small rancher, farmer, or fishers in far Northern California, Oregon, Washington or Alaska who’d like support...

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Oregon Community Food Systems by the Numbers: Oregon's Farmers Markets

Examines the impact of farmers markets in low-income areas of Oregon with low access to supermarkets. One in a series of fact sheets that monitors trends and changes in various dimensions of the food system.

By Lauren Gwin | OSU Extension Catalog

Unabandoned Documentary of Eastern Oregon

Five OSU students produce a documentary of their exploration of the meaning of community in rural Eastern Oregon.

Video

Economic Linkages and Impact Analysis for the Oregon Sea Grant Programmed and Operated Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center

The Oregon Sea Grant Visitor Center at Hatfield Marine Science Center attracts 150,000 visitors a year and does not require an admission fee. Surveying visitors, 39% of all people indicated that half or more of their reason for coming to the Oregon coast was to visit the Visitor Center.

By Larry Lev, Catherine McBride, Mallory Rahe, Bruce Sorte, | Publication

Measuring Community Action Program Impacts on Multi-Dimensional Poverty: Final Report of the Futures Project

The Community Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO) approached Oregon State University to assist in developing statewide indicators which help local agencies better utilize data for continuous improvement. The project was expanded to include Washington and Idaho. This report summarizes the project's findings.

By Bruce Weber, Melissa Torgerson | Publication

The Vital Wallowa Indicator Project: 2009 Summary

This document summarizes a collaborative effort of the Wallowa Resources, Northeast Oregon Economic Development District and Oregon State University faculty members jointly affiliated with Extension Service and the Rural Studies Program to develop indicators of Wallowa County community vitality in a way that reflects the goals and values of the community, measure vitality with indicators, and assess the vitality with indicator data and community input. Funding was provided by the Ford Family Foundation.

By Lena Etuk, Mindy Crandall | Publication

The Vital Wallowa Indicator Project: 2009 Report

This report details a collaborative effort of the Wallowa Resources, Northeast Oregon Economic Development District and Oregon State University faculty members jointly affiliated with Extension Service and the Rural Studies Program to develop indicators of Wallowa County community vitality in a way that reflects the goals and values of the community, measure vitality with indicators, and assess the vitality with indicator data and community input. Funding was provided by the Ford Family Foundation.

By Lena Etuk, Mindy Crandall | Publication

The Vital Wallowa Indicator Project: 2009 Assessment

This presentation summarizes a collaborative effort of the Wallowa Resources, Northeast Oregon Economic Development District and Oregon State University faculty members jointly affiliated with Extension Service and the Rural Studies Program to develop indicators of Wallowa County community vitality in a way that reflects the goals and values of the community, measure vitality with indicators, and assess the vitality with indicator data and community input. Funding was provided by the Ford Family Foundation.

By Lena Etuk, Mindy Crandall | Presentation

Vernonia Community Indicators of Vitality: 2013 Report

This document is a report on the Baseline Vital Vernonia Indicator Project, an effort aimed at exploring community vitality in Vernonia, particularly in light of recent catastrophic floods and subsequent rebuilding and community development initiatives. The Vital Vernonia Indicator Project is a collaboration of Oregon State University Extension Service, Rural Studies Program, and the community of Vernonia. The Vernonia Prevention Coalition sponsored this work.

By Amy Grotta, | Publication