Welcome to the New Fields Blog published by the Agricultural Executive Team at the beginning of each term. Check the regularly updated blog calendar for info on events and club meeting times and locations!
Happy Holidays from Monica, Dakota, Katelyn S., Jolie, Katelyn W., Ashleigh, and Jessica (Your Elected Agricultural Executive Team)!
We hope the New Year brings you good food, good company, and good grades. We also look forward to seeing our 32 student organizations at our first meeting of Winter term on January 16th at 7:30 PM in Weniger 153 for our Ag Exec Council Meeting.
The Agricultural Executive team and student organizations have many events planned this term to you in order to better equip you all professionally, and as we continue to network at Oregon State University.
We started this year with a day long retreat in Newport, OR where we set our sights on creating a memorable year for students and clubs at CAS. Winter & Spring term will show you what we’re all about including the CAS Etiquette Dinner, Food Drive and Dance, Ag Days, State Ag Industry Tour and so much more!
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Winter Term Events!
Annual CAS Etiquette Dinner: A Fun Fine Dining Experience Sponsored by Ag Exec, January 24 5:00- 9:00 PM. RSVP here! Space is limited!
From your table manners and posture, to what you order and how you eat, there will be many opportunities in the workplace where decisions can make or break the first impression of a potential employer or even in gaining the respect of a client. Whether it is a formal interview or a business meeting, the Agriculture Executive Council will be hosting this Etiquette Dinner to better prepare College of Agricultural Science students for what to expect in your future.
This is a FREE event on January 24th, happening from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the Willamette Room in the Alumni Center. Students will learn and have fun while polishing their professional presence in a formal setting. The entrée options include: Chickpea and Quinoa Cakes (Vegan/ Vegetarian) and Garlic and Herb Roasted Chicken (Gluten Free) plus appetizers, deserts, and beverages. Click here to RSVP now! RSVP as soon as possible because spots are limited.
Annual CAS Canned Food Drive Dance with Ag Exec and the Country Western Dance Club **Postponed until Spring term**
Come one, come all for a night full of dancing, desserts, and donations as the Agricultural Executive team and the Country Western Dance Club join forces to organize an event where we can dance to help a cause and also include some homemade desserts courtesy of the CAS student organizations. From Line to swing dancing there will be ample dances you will see throughout the evening. Don’t know the steps to the dances? That’s okay! This is a great opportunity and environment for learning. The Country Western Dance team will be here to take you through some of the different styles. Everyone is always welcome!
Give back to the Community! Additionally, this night is about having fun as we show support toward other clubs and give back to the Corvallis community. Admission for the event will be $3 or three cans, but either way you choose to pay, all monetary and canned food will be donated to the Linn-Benton Food Share. More information about the event will be presented as Winter term begins.
CAS Clubs: A Quarterly Spotlight of Our Many Student Organizations
Botany & Plant Pathology Club:
Hikes, campus plant sales, and propagation sessions are just a few activities this club partakes in throughout the year. During their meetings the officer team hosts an array of guest speakers and workshops that surrounds the culture of botanists and plant enthusiasts, which all contributes to the ability to network, volunteer, and take trips to some amazing locations.
During this term the Botany Club hiked Mary’s Peak and the Mcdonald-Dunn Research Forest. They also learned how to properly propagate plants, taught others how to grow succulents, and gave an inside look of the greenhouses. The club also hosted a “Tree Talk” where Dr. Liston, a botanist and professor here at Oregon State University, took the group on a walk and held an interactive discussion on the stories behind trees on campus. Did you know that our campus meets almost all of the qualifications to be an arboretum?
Check out their views, botanical excursions, and unique adventures on Instagram @oregonstatebotany. Also stay in the loop and mark your calendars as the Botany Club has numerous events posted throughout the term on their Facebook page.
There’s no kidding around, the Goat club hosts a variety of fun hands on events throughout the year, including gaining experience in goat care, understanding the products used and expanding knowledge in the numerous industries.
During this term members were able to vote on names of the new baby goats. Welcome Hazel, Heather, Petunia, and Poppy! Furthermore, members helped with the maintenance of hooves and learned how to trim. The opportunity to perform an ultrasound on two pregnant does allowed members to learn how to read the ultrasound and identify the sex. To end the term and take a break from studying, the membership participated in Goat Jeopardy, which tested the knowledge students learned throughout the term.Follow the OSU Goat Club on Facebook to stay in touch with the many interesting events that happen throughout the year
Fisheries and Wildlife Club:
Do you have a passion for all things nature? Or a niche for learning about what wildlife has to offer? Then the OSU Fisheries and Wildlife Club is the answer you have been looking for. There are numerous opportunities to take ahold of throughout the year, especially those that became available this term.
The F&W Book Club is now up and running through Facebook, so go ahead and join to discuss natural history and environmental writings. This term offered the chance to listen in on a discussion regarding the various ways reducing recreation has an impact on wildlife with Assistant Professor Ashley D’Antonio and BLM Wildlife Biologist Corbin Murphy. In addition to this, the club went on a rafting trip on the North Santiam River and a Coast trip in Coos Bay. There is also a mentorship program through this club that enables undergraduates to connect with graduate students in order to gain insight about potential research opportunities and resume building concepts.
Need a 2019 Calendar? Look no further because the Fisheries and Wildlife Club is offering a limited-edition Student Photographed Nature Calendar. How cool is that? Send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Club:
The mission of the Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Club is to facilitate communication between graduate students and faculty, promote sharing ideas and collaboration across the department, and increase opportunities for professional development of graduate students.
The membership helps the transition for new graduate students during an orientation at the start of the year. They also have a fall camping trip and winter ski trip to have a little fun in the middle of the term. Moreover, members are given the opportunity to attend the Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology Symposium where they are able to further their growth and knowledge of the latest interests in the field.
Country Western Dance Club:
Are you head over boots for a little dancing in your roots? The OSU Country Western Dance club is here to create and encourage a fun environment to learn how to perform dances from line to cha cha. In previous years, other clubs have partnered with the club to raise money for a cause. The members of the dance team have attended the Oregon State Fair and also county fairs to teach and communicate about what it is they do.
Put on your dancing shoes because the first and last Fridays of the term are FREE nights to attend the Country Western dance. Throughout the rest of the term, the dances happen every other week (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) and admission is usually $3. To become a member, it is only $15 for the whole year, which enables the opportunity to get into the dances for free, vote on important dance events, and be included in a community of dancers.
Faith, Ambition, Reverence, Morality, Honesty, Obedience, Unity, Service, and Excellence. The words stated above represent the core values that the men of Farmhouse hold true toward what they do in and out of their membership. Academically, the membership has a 3.1 national GPA and perform over ten community service hours per term per member. So far this year they have had weekly brotherhood poker nights and their annual fall retreat. They also partnered with the professional agricultural sorority, Sigma Alpha, for Fall Family Weekend Brunch as well as their recruitment events.
Their philanthropy is “Be the Match,” which will start during Winter term here at OSU where the active members of Farmhouse raise money for childhood cancer. This organization manages the world’s largest and most diverse bone marrow registry where they are able to match patients with blood cancers and other diseases.
If you are interested in joining their membership or learning more about what FarmHouse, the Builder of Men, has to offer for you, please message them and check them out on Facebook.