Current News & Project Updates
The Jefferson County Seed Council agreed to fund JeffCoSeed.com with up to $3,500, in cooperation with COARC. The project will place up to 24 crop signs along high traffic areas on U.S. Highways 26 and 97, and in the Culver area. The Signs are 48 by 16 inches and are constructed from highly durable Dibond, with sturdy frames allowing them to be moved from year to year. They are printed on both sides with the crop name, website (JeffCoSeed.com), and a QR code to allow Smartphone scanning, which will lead viewers to the website and a quote on the economic value of agriculture in Central Oregon. The website presents picture-rich information about a variety of crops grown in Central Oregon. It also includes pages offering information about the history of agriculture in Central Oregon, the importance of burning and smoke management, and testimonials by local, farm families. There is also a Farm Fair page to allow interested vendors to sign up. The website is a new communication tool to allow the seed council to get vital information and updates out to the local community, and to those traveling through the area.
Online Pesticide Recertification Classes
Online pesticide recertification classes are currently being designed and created by experienced OSU Extension Service agricultural faculty and Oregon State University’s Professional Noncredit Education staff members. These courses are designed to be an hour in length and to meet Oregon and other state’s standards for pesticide recertification credit. Classes can be taken at your convenience and one credit hour will be awarded for each class successfully completed. These courses are designed to be interactive and engaging and can also be helpful to use for people studying to take their pesticide applicator test for the first time. For more information about these classes and when they will be available please check PNE’s website.