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National Get Outdoors Day

The third annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 30th, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Peavy Arboretum.  This free event is hosted by OSU

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Dan's Observations

Winter 2015

It’s great to see the early signs of spring: rhododendrons, flowering cherries, and the opening of the Oregon Legislature. But as I look at the early blossoms out my window, it’s the legislature that’s on my mind.

The College of Agricultural Sciences is a key partner in meeting the needs of Oregonians in every corner of the state. And, the College is closely aligned with priorities outlined in the Oregon Business Plan: to connect higher education to high-value careers and to put our natural resources to work in a sustainable way. 

With 14 wide-ranging academic programs, the College provides students with hands-on, real-world learning experiences in the fields of food, natural resources, and life sciences. And with faculty stationed on campus and at research stations across Oregon, our college focuses on problems important to Oregon and the world. The state really is our campus. 

In addition, this spring, we welcomed several new leaders into the college. Their stories are included in this issue of The Source. The college is well-positioned to meet the state’s challenges with new ideas and initiatives.

In the coming weeks, the Oregon Legislature will review the state’s budget for the Agricultural Experiment Station, as one of three Oregon State University Statewide Public Service Programs. We have requested some new funds to address Oregon’s challenges. Here’s how we propose to invest those new funds to meet the needs of Oregonians in every corner of the state.

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In the News

OSU News Release

Study finds shade, cover can reduce predation by birds on trout

May 26, 2015
A new study has found that providing adequate shade and cover in small streams may reduce predation on trout by as much as 12 percent.… Read full story.

Kids develop lifelong skills at OSU’s 4-H summer camps

May 21, 2015

Free fishing day set June 6 at Oregon Hatchery Research Center

May 19, 2015
The Oregon Hatchery Research Center will offer a free fishing day and open house on Saturday, June 6, at the center.… Read full story.

OSU ranks 9th in agriculture and forestry among 200 universities globally

May 18, 2015

Fracking may affect air quality and human health, OSU study finds

May 13, 2015
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