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ODA award honors years of work by OSU Extension

Mon, 17 May 2010 15:06:46 PDT

OSU Extension helps dairy farmers protect ground and surface water.

Guides help with managing weeds, insects and plant diseases

Mon, 17 May 2010 15:05:34 PDT

(image) Three research-based guides, available through OSU Extension and updated every year, provide reliable answers.

May issue of Northwest Gardeners E-News

Mon, 17 May 2010 15:05:02 PDT

(image) Veggies! And how to grow them.

Sustainable gardening Web page debuts

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:28:58 PDT

(image) Brief, fun and unusual tips on sustainable gardening are available via videos, podcasts and slideshows through a new Oregon State University online effort.

New research on environmental health in homes offered in workshops

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:28:38 PDT

The half-day workshops address environmental health concerns such as indoor air quality, biological and chemical hazards, as well as pesticides and alternatives to pest control.

April issue of Northwest Gardeners E-News

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:28:16 PDT

(image) As the soil warms...

Planting dates and regions for growing Oregon vegetables

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:33:41 PDT

If you live in Oregon and are new to vegetable gardening, OSU Extension Service has information on how to garden successfully in all four state zones.

Chilean quake, tsunami provide grim reminder: We're not ready

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:32:41 PDT

(image) Patrick Corcoran has been helping coastal communities prepare for the predicted catastrophic earthquake and says residents shouldn't be lulled into a false sense of security.

March issue of Northwest Gardeners E-News

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:32:12 PDT

(image) Getting ready for longer, warmer days.

Campaign promotes healthy Latino beverages

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:25:20 PST

(image) A local healthy-beverage campaign encourages Latino families to enjoy the benefits of nutritious drinks that are part of their cultural heritage.

OSU Extension recommends vegetable varieties

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:24:45 PST

(image) Vegetable varieties adapted to local growing conditions produce the best yields in home gardens. OSU Extension recommends updated varieties for all areas of the state.

February issue of Northwest Gardeners E-News

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:24:12 PST

(image) February hints of spring.

Economic study shows Oregon's taxes - and some services - are below national average

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 13:32:40 PST

(image) A new study by an OSU Extension Service economist comparing Oregon's taxes with national averages has found that taxes are lower in Oregon than in most states, and so are some public services.

Safe ways to smoke fish at home

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 13:31:32 PST

Explicit directions on how to avoid harmful bacteria can be found in "Smoking Fish at Home - Safely," (PNW238), available online.

January issue of Norwest Gardeners' E-News

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 13:30:51 PST

(image) Pre-season gardening-preparation and diversions.

Oregon 150's 'Activate Oregon' continues under OSU 4-H Youth Development Program

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:42:26 PST

(image) Activate Oregon is a project that gives Oregon youth opportunities to envision changes in their state by 2059.

OSU Extension evaluator Molly Engle receives service award

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:41:15 PST

(image) Engle has more than 25 years of evaluation experience.

Updated 'Food for Oregon' Web site provides database about food resources

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:40:03 PST

(image) Users can search the database by county, program area, organization or locale.

Video shows Keizer family becoming Food Heroes

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:30:55 PST

(image) Color has become the main attraction in chicken tacos and on pizza at the Matthew and Brittany Powell home in Keizer.

4-H participatory youth program wins national award

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:26:16 PST

(image) The 4-H Participatory Evaluation with Youth program at Oregon State University has received the MetLife Foundation Award of Excellence.

Prepare now to survive a West Coast tsunami

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:21:33 PST

(image) Patrick Corcoran teaches people who live in or visit Oregon coastal areas three key things they need to know about tsunamis.

Living sustainably booklet available

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:53:07 PDT

(image) An easy-to-read booklet, "Living Sustainably: It's Your Choice," is available online and in print from OSU Extension.

New kiwifruit variety grows well in Oregon

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:52:21 PDT

(image) A new breed of hardy kiwifruit is becoming popular in Oregon as it becomes a commodity for commercial growers and delight for home gardeners.

Gardening as the seasons change

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:51:41 PDT

(image) October issue of Northwest Gardeners' eNews.

OSU to launch Web-based 'Aging Well' course

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 11:18:45 PDT

(image) "Mastery of Aging Well: A Program for Healthy Living," a new online course developed by OSU's Division of Outreach and Engagement, has self-paced learning modules relevant to the challenges of older adults.

Master Gardener program recognizes exemplary volunteers

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 11:18:01 PDT

(image) Two Oregonians have been selected to receive statewide awards for their work with the OSU Master Gardener program, and 25 individuals are county Master Gardeners of the year.

New OSU Extension health initiative launches with a food makeover

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 11:17:42 PDT

(image) Because fewer than one-third of Oregonians eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables, OSU Extension Service initiates a "Food Heroes" program.

Science camp motivates creativity of Oregon middle school students

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 20:50:01 PDT

(image) Forty-eight Oregon students entering grades 6-8 demonstrate what they have learned about Earth systems Aug. 4-15 at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science camp.

In a pickle about how to preserve food? Call the OSU hotline

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 20:49:37 PDT

(image) The OSU Extension Service statewide toll-free food safety and preservation hotline is now open.

Garden sleuthing

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 20:48:44 PDT

(image) Check out the August issue of Northwest Gardeners eNews.

First Coordinator Hired for Oregon State University Master Naturalist Program

Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:32:02 PDT

(image) Jason O'Brien must adapt to an entirely new ecosystem to become the first coordinator of the new Master Naturalist Program at Oregon State University.

Oregon's Berries Arrive!

Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:31:28 PDT

(image) July issue of Northwest Gardeners eNews.

From Farmer to Consumer: How to make direct marketing work

Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:30:44 PDT

(image) Details on how to make farmer-to-consumer marketing work is available in a series of newly revised publications from Oregon State University Extension Service.

Something Bugging You? New Book by OSU Press Will Tell You What to Do

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:50:02 PDT

(image) An OSU Extension entomologist offers his storehouse of knowledge and experiences in a new book, "Living with Bugs: Least-toxic Solutions to Everyday Bug Problems."

Registration Open for Gardener's Mini College at Oregon State University

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:12:49 PDT

(image) Early registration is due June 26 and can be made online for the 26th annual Gardener's Mini College Aug. 5-8 at OSU.

Digging in the Dirt

Wed, 20 May 2009 09:23:53 PDT

(image) May issue of Northwest Gardeners' eNews

OSU Web Site Helps Forest Sector Find Help in Government Stimulus Packages

Mon, 18 May 2009 11:43:46 PDT

(image) OSU's Extension Forestry and Natural Resources program has developed a Website, "Tough Times in the Woods," to help people access federal stimulus funds and other opportunities.

English Ivy Can Be Contained

Mon, 18 May 2009 11:42:47 PDT

(image) The invasive English ivy can be contained, and OSU Extension horticulturist Linda McMahan has personal experiences to share about how to do it.

OSU Reopens Gardening Hotline in Multnomah County

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 21:36:33 PDT

(image) The Oregon State University Extension Service reopened a gardening hotline (503-445-4608) on March 30.

Health Professionals Learn to Spot Food Insecurity

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 21:35:53 PDT

More than 200 nurses, physicians, dietitians and other health-care practitioners have taken an online course offered by OSU's Ecampus that advises how to identify at-risk families and direct them to community resources for help.

For the First-time Gardener

Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:03:45 PDT

(image) March issue of Northwest Gardeners eNews.

Help Available for First-time Gardeners

Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:02:27 PDT

(image) Gardening help is available at most county Extension offices from home horticulture experts and Master Gardeners, who are trained to answer questions.

New County Leaders to Head to 'College'

Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:15:59 PST

(image) New county commissioners learn everything from how to run a public meeting to how to maintain county roads cost-effectively during classes that span 13 days through September.

OSU Helps Oregon Company Develop Earthquake-proof Wine Rack

Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:15:12 PST

(image) Thanks to rigorous seismic testing at the Oregon Wood Innovation Center at Oregon State University, a wood products company is marketing a new wine rack that can withstand strong earthquakes, keeping bottles secure in seismically sensitive locations.

Home Food Preparation Can Cause Foodborne Illness

Wed, 11 Feb 2009 10:32:00 PST

(image) Several publications on food safety are available online from the OSU Extension Family and Community Development program.

Seven Inducted into Oregon 4-H Hall of Fame

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:47:58 PST

(image) Seven people were inducted in December 2008 into the Oregon 4-H Hall of Fame, established to recognize those who have had a significant impact upon the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program.

de Broekert Appointed to AARP Statewide Advisory Council

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:47:15 PST

(image) AARP Oregon has appointed Betty-Coe de Broekert, co-chair of the Oregon State University Extension Citizen Advisory Network, to its volunteer executive council.

Christmas Tree Specialist Offers Tips on Caring for Your Tree

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 09:16:32 PST

(image) Chal Landgren, Oregon State University Extension Christmas tree specialist, answers some common questions about caring for your cut Christmas tree.

House and Home

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 09:16:07 PST

(image) This month's issue of Northwest Gardeners' eNews has tips from OSU horticulture faculty across Oregon.

4-H Returns to Multnomah County with a Sustainable Living Focus

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 09:15:37 PST

(image) After a five-year absence, the 4-H Youth Development program will return to Multnomah County in 2009 and with a new focus on sustainable living.

Making Way for Winter

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 11:02:10 PST

This month's issue of Northwest Gardeners' eNews has tips from OSU horticulture faculty across Oregon. (image)

Online Course Helps Healthcare Providers Identify Hunger

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 11:01:04 PST

Children who don't get the food they need are at a high risk for life-long health problems. A new online course has been developed by the Childhood Hunger Initiative of Oregon and Oregon State University's Ecampus program to help teach health care professionals how to better identify families that are experiencing hunger and poor nutrition. (image)

Food Costs Straining Family Budgets

Wed, 12 Nov 2008 13:51:14 PST

A wealth of information on eating well on a budget is available online from the Oregon State University Extension Family and Community Development program, according to Anne Hoisington, nutrition specialist and faculty member with the program. (image)

OSU Feasts on Old Recipes

Mon, 13 Oct 2008 11:37:53 PDT

In honor of American Archives Month, Oregon State University's Valley Library revisited recipes published by the Oregon Agricultural College (now OSU) Extension Service during World War I. (image)

Guide Can Help Reduce Federal Taxes for Forestland Owners

Mon, 13 Oct 2008 11:33:47 PDT

A multimedia guide for establishing "basis" on forestland, produced by Oregon State University Forestry Extension, can help reduce federal tax liabilities for forestland owners. (image)

OSU Extension Helps Build Sustainable Communities in the Metro Area

Thu, 11 Sep 2008 10:22:31 PDT

OSU's Master Watershed Stewardship Program marshals a legion of volunteers to care for neighborhood streams. (image)

OSU Extension and Oregon Tilth Teach Organic Gardening in Metro Area

Thu, 11 Sep 2008 10:21:12 PDT

The Oregon State University Extension Service and Oregon Tilth will launch a new nine-week course in organic gardening in October. (image)

Wet & Wild

Thu, 11 Sep 2008 10:20:30 PDT

OSU Extension helps kids get involved in restoring natural communities. (image)

Science Camp Brings Creativity of Youth to Mars Travel

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:04:26 PDT

Middle schoolers explore what kind of spacecraft could take humans to Mars and back, and other science challenges. (image)

As Farmers' Markets Grow, so Should Management

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:03:37 PDT

Successful farmers' markets are those that plan ahead for future growth, according to Garry Stephenson, associate professor in the OSU Department of Crop and Soil Science. (image)

Oregon High School Students Chosen for National 4-H Congress

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:02:19 PDT

Seventeen high school student leaders from Oregon will join 4-H members from all 50 states in a national congress this fall. (image)

OSU Study: County Budget Crisis to Have Impact on Roads, Law Enforcement

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 09:43:18 PDT

A study by Extension economists suggests that without federal forest payments many counties will be making major cuts in facilities maintenance, emergency services and sheriff departments. (image)

OSU to Offer Master Gardener Course Online

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 09:42:31 PDT

OSU Extended Campus and Extension Service are launching a new online version of OSU's Master Gardener basic training to accommodate gardening enthusiasts who need a flexible schedule. (image)

State Fair 4-H Lego Robotics Open to Public

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 09:41:52 PDT

The last-robot-standing will reign victorious at a competition at the Oregon State Fair in August, and for the first time young participants who do not belong to 4-H can be in the winner's circle. (image)

Survey Helps Doctors Help Hungry Patients

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:16:38 PDT

Hunger isn't just a social issue - it's a health issue, according to doctors and nurse practitioners in the Portland metropolitan area surveyed by an OSU nutrition educator. (image)

OSU Rural-Urban Exchange Offers New Perspectives

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 12:46:01 PDT

Portland middle school students experience life on the other side of the urban-rural divide through an award-winning program from OSU. (image)

OSU Extension Names New Leader in Lane County

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 12:43:19 PDT

Steve Dodrill, an award-winning video producer, will head OSU Extension's office in Lane County. (image)

Gardeners, New OSU Pub Offers Ecological Alternatives to Invasive Plants

Thu, 15 May 2008 10:07:28 PDT

To help home gardeners make sound ecological choices about what to plant in their gardens, the OSU Extension Service has developed a 52-page color publication called "GardenSmart Oregon".(image)

OSU Extension Volunteers Help Lane County Food Pantries

Thu, 15 May 2008 10:05:51 PDT

What do you do with an abundance of emu, tofu and frozen, pureed peas?(image)

Jumpstart Summer Vegetables

Thu, 15 May 2008 10:05:07 PDT

This month's NW Gardeners' eNews offers tips for Oregon gardeners. (image)

4-H Wildlife Stewards Program Receives National Award

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 15:10:23 PDT

OSU Extension's 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program received the inaugural 2008 Fish and Wildlife Service-4H Natural Resources Conservation Award. (image)

Operation: Military Kids Join With Oregon 4-H

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:21:14 PDT

OSU 4-H provides support and activities to school-age children who have a parent deployed in the military. (image)

Extension Forestry Assistant in Clackamas County to Retire

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:20:03 PDT

Gilbert Shibley is preparing to take his last walk in the woods as a forestry program assistant for the OSU Extension Service in Clackamas County. (image)

OSU Taking Applications for Summer Science Camp

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:22:55 PDT

The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp offers middle schoolers a fun approach to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Now's the time to apply. (image)

Ag Has Ripple Effect on Oregon Economy

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:21:02 PDT

Oregon's agriculture industry is linked to $25.8 billion in statewide sales of goods and services. (image)

OSU Gerontology Conference Set for April

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:13:09 PDT

The 32nd annual gerontology conference at OSU will cover topics including physical activity, decision-making for elders, mental health, Alzheimer's disease, holistic care, end-of-life care, nutrition, dementia, family law and careers in gerontology. (image)

Recommended Vegetable Varieties for 2008

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 14:51:28 PST

Based on years of testing, OSU vegetable researchers recommend these varieties to home gardeners in various Oregon regions. (image)

How to Avoid Mold After Winter Storm Damage

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 14:51:01 PST

The OSU Extension Service recommends how to check and repair winter storm damage to prevent damaging molds. (image)

The Buzz About Bees

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:26:51 PST

OSU Extension offers news and information in this month's issue of the NW Gardeners' eNews. (image)

Keeping Oregon's Christmas tree industry on top

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:07:57 PST

(image) Researchers from OSU Extension Service are helping Christmas tree producers grow an industry valued at more than $100 million a year in Oregon, an industry that promotes improved varieties of trees and environmentally sustainable methods of growing them.

It's Cold Outside

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:07:27 PST

(image) NW Gardeners' eNews offer Extension gardening information and tips for winter.

The Other Bees

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 12:48:15 PST

(image) As honey bees decline, researchers examine the role of native pollinators.

Oregon's artisan cheese makers on a roll

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 15:19:34 PST

(image) Oregon State University is helping Oregon' artisan cheese makers ripen to a new level of sophistication.

Oregon blueberry growth "phenomenal" says Extension expert

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 14:13:29 PST

(image) Oregon blueberry growers will set new records for 2007 production and enjoy record-high market prices, with help from OSU berry experts.

Scientists see potential problems with using grass seed straw as livestock feed

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 14:12:18 PST

(image) The OSU Extension Service is warning livestock owners about potential problems if they use certain types of grass seed straw to replace hay in livestock feed.

Governor's award recognizes OSU Extension volunteer

Wed, 17 Oct 2007 09:20:27 PDT

Matt Epstein was honored in September with the Governor's Volunteer Award for outstanding senior volunteer from Oregon's southwest region.

Hints For The Harvest

Wed, 17 Oct 2007 09:19:47 PDT

(image) OSU Extension experts offer a cornucopia of gardening advice for the end-of-season garden.

Value-added commodities give economic boost

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:08:13 PDT

(image) OSU economists have found that the value of agricultural commodities more than doubles after value-added processing and handling.

Eastern Oregon wheat growers explore new marketing strategy

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 11:28:43 PDT

(image) Customer satisfaction is taking on a whole new meaning for wheat growers in Oregon's Gilliam County as they shift toward producing and marketing grain directly to customers.

Northwest Gardeners' eNews: Herbs spice up life

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 11:27:29 PDT

(image) Northwest Gardeners' eNews features news and publications from OSU Extension faculty, with a new theme each month.

Some western Oregon Douglas-firs stressed by swings in weather

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 09:31:12 PDT

(image) OSU foresters say Douglas-fir trees may be showing the effects of recent swings in weather.

Operation Purple, Oregon 4-H help youth in military families

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 09:28:27 PDT

(image) More than 100 children from military families throughout Oregon take part in a special summer camp for kids separated from parents serving in U.S. military units deployed overseas.

Farmers' markets growing in popularity but not all succeed

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 09:27:18 PDT

(image) The bucolic scene of farmers' markets masks the challenges facing many communities trying to start or maintain markets of their own.

Study finds land-use laws have minimal effect on land values

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 13:03:32 PDT

(image) A new analysis of land values in Oregon finds no evidence that the state's land-use regulations have caused a generalized reduction in property values.

Know thy enemy: a primer on yellow jackets

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 11:26:34 PDT

(image) Summer is the time when yellow jackets become a problem, especially when it is hot and dry. It helps to become familiar with the natural history of these stinging insects to be better able to cope with them.

Oregon youth weighs in on U.S. honeybee decline, wins national essay contest

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 11:25:10 PDT

(image) An Oregon State University Extension 4-H member from Jackson County focuses on what can be done to help preserve native pollinators.

Oregon agricultural sales hit new high

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 11:29:38 PDT

Agriculture in Oregon generated gross sales of $4.4 billion in 2006, setting an all-time sales record and logging a fourth straight year of sales growth.

It's about attitude, not age

Fri, 18 May 2007 10:36:05 PDT

(image) Within the next eight years, it is estimated that more than half the southern Oregon population will be over age 55. Sharon Johnson, an associate professor based at OSU's Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, is making sure that population is ready for the next phase of their lives.

OSU study finds county fairs can boost local economies

Thu, 17 May 2007 10:09:12 PDT

(image) A new OSU study has found that county fairs and year-round fairground events contribute to local and statewide economies both by generating local dollars and by building social capital.

Repairing the commons

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:41:05 PDT

(image) Watershed councils, an Oregon-born idea, are powered by community involvement.