In this week’s issue:

2017 WEDA Awards of Excellence

Congratulations to Silvia Rondon for the Training IPM Professionals in Rural Areas: A Model to Achieve Sustainable Knowledge and Clive Kaiser for the Prevention of Fruit Cracking in Sweet Cherries as they have been named as recipients of the Western Extension Directors’ Association Awards of Excellence for 2017.

The awards will be presented at the Western Region Joint Summer Meeting on Wednesday July 12, 2017

Branding Update

Branded fonts

Branded fonts will be installed automatically by CN to off-campus OSU Extension workstations by the end of the month. More information will be forthcoming this week.

Find logos and letterhead

Logos and letterhead for units within the Division of University Outreach and Engagement can be found on the Extension website. Go to the “For Employees” tab and select “Employee Resources.” In the right navigation bar, select “Marketing Tools” then “Logos.” In the second bullet on the Logo page is a link to “companion logos.” There is a folder for each unit in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement. NOTE: there are three pages and folders are not in alphabetical order, so you will need to flip through the pages to find your unit. Each folder also contains the unit’s letterhead.

To see the color variations for the logo, open the EPS folder of logos and open or download the PDF of the logo art sheet. If you do not have the Adobe Creative Suite on your computer, you will not be able to view the .eps files, but you can attach them to emails to send them to printers, approved promotion item companies and graphic designers. Use .png format files for digital applications and when using Microsoft Office.

Please review the OSU guidelines for logo use. If you have questions, please contact Ann Marie Murphy (, 541-737-1327).

Abstracts for Journal of Extension Special Issue on Innovation Due June 30

The Journal of Extension Board, in partnership with eXtension, is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the Journal of Extension Special Issue on Innovation. The 200-word abstracts are due June 30, 2017.

For this special issue, we are looking for examples from the following areas:

  • Technology and its innovative application (examples include but are not limited to 3-D and virtual reality, Oculus Rift, story maps, augmented reality, 3-D printing, Internet of Things)
  • Case studies of road-tested innovations in effective volunteer management
  • Case studies demonstrating new models for needs assessment
  • Case studies documenting new business models for sustainable programming
  • New or adapted program delivery methods (examples include but are not limited to collaborative learning, maker spaces, flipped classroom)
  • Mobile learning and social media (examples include but are not limited to eXtension Education Technology Tweet-ups, Facebook video streaming, GIS)
  • Innovative access to Cooperative Extension resources (examples include but are not limited to maker fairs, mobile apps, hybrid learning, virtual classroom)
  • Evaluated models of engagement with new audiences (examples include but are not limited to STEM in the Mosque (Purdue University), community gardens by refugees, Urban Extension initiatives, private/public partnerships)

Submissions should be no more than 200 words, clearly articulate how the proposed contribution relates to one or more of the key areas above, and concisely describe the technology, program, or methodology and its application to Cooperative Extension.

Submission Method and Due Date
Special Issue proposed abstracts should be uploaded to JOE Special Issue Abstract Submission. The due date for submission is Friday, June 30, 2017, at midnight EDT.

Submission Review & Timeline
Abstracts will be selected after review by the Special Issue guest editors. Selected authors will be notified by email on August 4, 2017. Contributors are expected to submit completed full manuscripts for review on or before November 30, 2017. The Special Issue has a tentative publication date of July 31, 2018.

Inquiries or Questions
Any inquiries about the Call for Paper Abstracts should be submitted to the issue manager: Dr. Ken La Valley, University of New Hampshire Extension, or (603) 862-4343.

Journal of Extension, June 2017 Issue

The June 2017 issue of Journal of Extension is now available online. The articles can be accessed on the JOE website at

This month there are two articles from OSU Extension:

  • Brooke Edmunds (Linn & Benton Counties), Christine Hadekel (Oregon Food Bank), and Pamela Monnette (Linn & Benton Counties) for their Ideas at Work article on the gardening curriculum for beginning adult gardeners, “Seed to Supper.”
  • Mary Arnold (Corvallis campus), Jamie Davis (Lake County), and Roberta Lundeberg (Corvallis campus), for their Research in Brief article on the Oregon 4-H

Extension in the News

By any name, these insects are a pest
Capital Press
June 19, 2017
Featuring Jordan Maley, Gilliam County Extension

Blue-green algae incidence found in south Lake
Lake County Examiner
June 22, 2017
Featuring Pete Schreder, Lake County Extension

In this week’s issue:

Journal of Extension: June 2016 Issue

The June 2016 issue of the Journal of Extension is available to view online at Oregon State is proudly represented in this issue:

Gail Langelotto, Urban and Community Horticulture Specialist and Statewide Master Gardener Program Coordinator, has collaborated with a colleague at the Univ. of Georgia on a Tools of the Trade article about an online resource site for Extension Master Gardener coordinators.

Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist in Horticulture, has written a Research in Brief article with Dionne Uzes, former graduate student in Horticulture, on strategies to increase yield management of pinot noir vineyards while maintaining wine quality.

Marc Braverman’s article on Multivariate Data Analysis provides useful ways to analyze data in multiple ways. The quantitative data junkies won’t be the only ones excited about this article.

Congratulations to our OSU Extension authors.

Oregon 4-H Archery Team places 5th in the Country

The 4-H Archery Team placed 5th in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships (June 28-July 1) held in Grand Island Nebraska. The team was made up of:

Tanner Bernhardt-Dudley, Douglas County
Cody Tilgner, Polk County
Ben Pihl, Umatilla County
Brenden Newberg, Deschutes County
Coach Bill Dudley, Douglas County

Brenden Newberg ranked placed 4th overall out of 136 archers.

Oregon 4-H Archery Team
The 4-H Archery Team placed 5th in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships

Benny at County Fair Promo Videos

To promote Benny at your county fair, our favorite beaver was gracious enough to record a promo spot with Scott Reed and Lindsey Shirley.  The recordings are the same, but the banner with OSU Day info is customized for each county.

Below are links to the promos that are ready to distribute amongst your online networks:

Marion County

Linn County

Columbia County

Hood River County

Jefferson County

Coos County

Washington County

More promos to come next week…