ODA Is Looking For Two To Join Fertilizer Research Committee

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is looking to fill a pair of openings on the Fertilizer Research Committee. One member must represent the fertilizer, agricultural amendment, or agricultural mineral industry, while the second opening is for a member of the public. The committee advises the ODA director on funding grants for research and development related […]

OSU’s FRSAN Looking To Address Growing Problem Of Mental Health In Farming Community

Statistics show more and more farmers, young, old, male, female, struggle with mental health. In an effort to help the agriculture community, Oregon State University has launched a new on-line resource, the “Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network”, better known as Farm-SAN. OSU’s Cassie Bouska said currently there’s a stigma associated with mental health in […]

Bohle: Call On Lawmakers To Fund OSU Extension

Oregon State University’s Extension is asking for your help to ensure the program receives the needed funding to continue providing services statewide. OSU Extension Agronomist, Mylen Bohle, said currently there are far too many, county ag agent and specialty positions vacant over the past year. “It’s really going to depend on what the legislative does for a budget […]

Environmental Impact on Beer & Whiskey

Researchers at Oregon State University recently conducted a project that looked at the impact of the environment on beer and whisky. Dustin Herb said they wanted to see if terroir could be used as a differentiator when marketing other types of alcohol as opposed to wine. “We’re just really scratching the surface when it comes […]

OSU Conducting Chlorpyrifos Alternatives Survey

Researchers at Oregon State University are working to identify alternatives to chlorpyrifos that will work on a variety of commodities. To do that, research has put together a survey to help identify critical issues surrounding Chlorpyrifos, which has been used in Oregon since the mid-1960s, but is on its way out. OSU Project Leader Silvia […]

Ag Distance Toolkit Allows Young People To Learn About The Farm During Pandemic

During the pandemic, most in person events transitioned to virtual gatherings, including those events in the farming community. Thanks to a $1 million grant from the USDA, Oregon State University was able to move Farm Tours and Ag education for young people on-line. According to OSU’s 4-H program the funds allowed them to implement an […]

OSU Offering On-Line Vineyard Management Class

This spring, Oregon State University will offer an on-line course, Principles of Vineyard Management. OSU Viticulture Extension Specialist, Patty Skinkis, said the course will cover establishing, designing, implementing and managing a vineyard. She noted while the course will have a focus toward commercial production, current professionals or the general public are welcome to participate. “We […]

OSU Hosting Hemp Symposium In Early February

Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center will host the first-ever National Hemp Symposium February 9th and 10th. Jay Noller, Director at the Global Hemp Innovation Center, said a major objective of the symposium is getting perspectives from representatives from each of the major economic sectors from the U.S. economy. “What would they expect to […]

OSU Extension Looking For Central Oregon Farmers

The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance and Oregon State University Extension will hold a series of workshops in an effort to better understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats Central Oregon farmers and ranchers face. The workshops will take place via Zoom in the coming days with separate sessions for farmers and ranchers in […]

NWFCS Donates Over $1.5M To OSU To Enhance Ag Efforts

On Tuesday, Oregon State University announced it had received a $1.58 million donation from Northwest Farm Credit Services to improve agriculture education. School officials say the aim of the gift is to enhance existing programs in the College of Agricultural Science at OSU that will have an immediate impact on the diversity, innovation and sustainability […]