The Food and Fermentation club has been busy this holiday season making Jelly for the OSU Emergency Food Pantry, an on-campus charity! Read all about these generous students in this article written by Raju Woodward, Gazette Times reporter http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/article_92e44fdc-0764-11e0-9a7a-001cc4c03286.html.
Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a program designed to help young people gain a better understanding of agriculture, the source of where their food and clothing comes from, and its impact on our lives. Teaching students about agriculture has a positive effect on communities and helps make students become well-informed citizens. Agriculture needs to be added into school curriculums and Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom has developed materials that meet the state mandated learning standards for grades K-12. At the final meeting of fall term the Agricultural Executive Council invited Tami Kerr to join us and present information about AITC to our club representatives. She informed us how we can volunteer our time to read to elementary school students and spread the word about agriculture. In return, everyone at the meeting participated in a service project by creating “living necklaces” for children to wear and take home a little piece of agriculture so that they can remember what they learned and share it with others. To become a volunteer for AITC please contact Tami Kerr at AITC@oregonstate.edu.
The Agricultural Executive Council purchased a beautiful Poinsettia from the Horticulture club as a Christmas gift for their amazing advisor, Shawn Anderson. The Horticulture Club is selling the plants to raise money to pay for their members to attend convention which will be in Chicago, Illinois. They will be competing in a horticulture competition and meeting with industry professionals at a career fair.
The Organic Growers Club is presenting this challenge to their loyal customers and the clubs within the College of Agricultural Sciences in hope that they will be able to give the gift of livestock to those who need it most. Heifer International is a well-respected charity that was started in 1940′s. Their mission is to give the gift of livestock to those in need around the world. With this gift comes the education to care for the animals giving the people a source of food and income. The animal’s offspring are then given to another family, thus spreading the gift and lifting entire communities out of poverty.
The Organic Growers plan on giving a base donation of $140 to Heifer International, which is a goat and flock of chickens! They are requesting that the CAS Clubs join with them to reach a common goal. The Organic Growers Club will match every dollar that their customers donate, doubling their gift!
A donation of any size would be greatly appreciated. The gifts can be as small as $20 for a flock of chickens or $5000 for ‘the ark’, which includes two of everything in the catalog! To learn about all of the gifts that Heifer International offers please visit this website: http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.204586/
Contact Bridget Chipman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Memorial Union bowling alley was full of students and faculty members from the College of Agricultural Sciences on Thursday, November 18th. Oregon State University’s Collegiate FFA chapter hosted their fall social event at the MU recreation center providing their guests with free bowling and pool. Students from a variety of clubs and majors attended the social, mingling with friends, eating pizza and of challenging each other to some intense games of bowling! “Overall it was a great turnout and we look forward to hosting other social gatherings in the near future!” Jon Calhoun said reflecting back on the evening.