For the first time in four years the Oregon State Dairy Club held the Beaver Classic Sale on Saturday, February 5th, 2011. There were 19 consignments and two embryo packages coming from Washington and Oregon. The Club was fortunate to have one donation calf from SAR-BEN FARMS INC. located in Saint Paul, Oregon. In addition, to the cattle auction there was a silent auction that included items from Muck boots to baskets full of Dairy-related items graciously donated by a wide variety of supporters. Dinner and beverages were provided to the attendees by the Dairy Club before the sale began. Friends and families gathered for an eventful evening of fun, food, and fantastic cattle. It was a great sale and the Oregon State Dairy Club hopes to see more people and participation at the 2013 Beaver Classic and get it back to a semiannual event.
This spring, the Agricultural Executive Council will be leading the Annual Industry Tour to Southern Oregon, specifically the Medford area on April 8th-10th. The cost of the tour is only $20, which covers your lodging, transportation, and about half of meals. We will leave Corvallis at 8AM on Friday and return on Sunday around 6PM.
Del Rio Vineyard (One of the first vineyards in Oregon)
Crater Animal Clinic (5 Vets, 20 staff person)
7 Oak Farms (fruit orchard)
Cole River Fish Hatchery (Largest hatchery in Oregon)
Harry and David (nationwide fruit/gift basket distributor)
Ashland Greenhouses (100 year old company)
Gary West Smoked Meats
Full Circle Bison Ranch
Hillcrest Orchards Rogue Creamery (Artisan Cheesemakers)
Roxyanne Winery (Organic/Sustainable)
Interested students can join the group on Facebook or email Thomas Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive email updates on the tour. Space is limited and is assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Bring $20 to the February 9th (or future) Ag Exec meetings to reserve your spot! Hope you can attend!
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181413225231955
Name and title:
James Cassidy – Instructor Soil Science
Where are you from?
St Paul, Minnesota
Where did you attend college?
Mount Hood CC and OSU
What is your favorite college memory?
First time the student farm pulled off a great Hoo Haa (Earthday April 22nd)
What do you like most about OSU?
I love the climate we have here and it allows students to get out into the field any time of year. Also, I love that our students are a blend of urban and rural folks and appreciate the REALITY that is to be found outdoors.
What kind of transportation did you use in college?
I bicycled and had a small truck.
What is your favorite agricultural commodity?
Well I don’t really have a particular “commodity” that I love but I am crazy about putting seeds in soil and having a reasonable expectation that they will germinate and become something beautiful and alive! I love growing food – what else is there really to do in this life?
What is something that you enjoy doing in your free time?
I don’t have a lot of free time really. I love what I do so in a way, it’s all free time or as Winston Churchill said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” I kinda feel like that’s what happened to me(!)
Do you have any advice for students in the college of agricultural sciences?
Don’t shy away from getting a solid science education just because “its hard,” a 4 year degree in science is what it is going to take to get the life you want. Don’t fear – say yes to everything – you would be amazed how much you can really do!
Your College is looking for qualified leaders! Would you enjoy developing and enhancing your public speaking, time management skills, individual and group dynamics while engaging in activities that promote the College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Forestry? You can develop these skills, prepare for student and pre-professional success, and enjoy doing so with several other students from both Colleges by becoming an Ambassador for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources.
Ambassadors have the opportunity to attend on and off-campus recruiting events; travel to high schools throughout the state and make presentations; attend professional conferences, industry and alumni events; engage in the marketing and promotion efforts of both colleges; and host students and parents to campus. As an Ambassador, you are able to meet and make valuable relationships with students, alumni, and staff throughout Oregon State University.
If you would like to know more about becoming an Ambassador, If you would like to know more about becoming an Ambassador stop by 137 Strand Agriculture Hall, 101 Peavy Hall or email CAS.Ambassadors@oregonstate.edu
To access the application online you can visit: http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/ambassadors/become-one Applications will be due February 14th by 5:00pm in Strand Agricultural Hall, Room 137.