Madras Pioneer News Article, By Katie Ralls
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.
Dean's Challenge for Agricultural Industry Support for COARC
Growers across the three counties of central Oregon are being asked to voluntarily contribute $1/irrigated acre for non-contracted crops. Seed contractors and agricultural dealers are committed to providing meaningful, annual contributions. Vegetable seed or grass seed growers have received information from these local contractors about the suggested grower contribution of $10/acre for carrots, parsley and onions, and $3/acre for grass seed.
COARC’s economic impact upon the local agricultural community is seen through applied research, product registrations, educational programs and services, and new crop evaluation. COARC is proactive about addressing agricultural issues in the region, and providing an incentive for growers to support our research and educational activities. Industry Support Newsletter