Undergraduates and graduates, including on campus and Ecampus students, recently returned from the 2013 OSU Ethnographic Field School to Rural Oregon. Over the course of two full weeks, the students learned about and practiced ethnographic methods. Housed with local families, students also got to know a community culture that is not their own. As they practiced the participant observation and interviewing skills they were learning about, each student chose and pursued a topic relevant to rural people and places. Topics this year included food, elder life, healthcare, childcare, educational opportunities, green energy projects, and local art. If the students' enthusiasm and effort in the field is any indication, their papers (due at the end of Fall Term) are sure to be equally good.