Summer Students 2014

NWREC is hosting 25 summer students this year.  In 2013 NWREC hosted 28 summer students. 

This summer’s crew will include 11 returnees from 2013 plus 14 new students.  Eight are high school students and 16 are college students.  In this mix are student interns who will be working in the Berry, Nursery, IR-4, and Small Farms programs.  These college students work with faculty on specific research projects for provide practical work experience. 

High school and college students have been hired as part of the farm work crew in individual programs and for general farm work, too.  Most of these students live in the community and are home for the summer. 

Finally, in addition to our 2014 summer crew at NWREC will host two graduate students under the tutelage of OSU Berry Extension Specialist, Bernadine Strik.  Masters student Emily Dixon will be finishing her work on the impact of weed management strategies, irrigations and training on the yield and nutrients in organic blackberry production systems of two commercial cultivars.  And, Javier Fernandez-Salvador is a PhD candidate with Bernadine studying the impact of organic blueberry production systems on nutrient and carbon allocations. 



Where our Youth Come From…


  • High Schools:  Canby (6), Oregon City (1)
  • Community Colleges:  Chemeketa (2), Clackamas (3)
  • Colleges/Universities: George Fox (1), Linfield (1), Reed (2), Oregon (1), OSU (7)
  • Graduate Students:  OSU (2)