Celebrating Oregon’s bounty

A celebration of Oregon’s food and agriculture began Aug. 3, when a traveling exhibit of award-winning photos went on display at LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University. An opening reception will be held Aug. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Students in agricultural sciences get hands-on training at six campus-based farms: dairy, beef, horse, chicken, sheep and vegetable.  (photo: Lynn Ketchum)

Students in agricultural sciences get hands-on training at six campus-based farms: dairy, beef, horse, chicken, sheep and vegetable. (photo: Lynn Ketchum)

The “Savory Images” exhibit will be in the Murdoch Gallery throughout August and features images from the pages of the magazine, Oregon’s Agricultural Progress, showcasing the bounty of Oregon agriculture.

“The exhibit is a reflection of the role OSU’s research and people play in sustaining our state’s rich agricultural heritage,” according to Sonny Ramaswamy, incoming dean of the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences.

Magazine editor Peg Herring said, “Food is the handshake between urban and rural communities. Our hope is that the exhibit, along with the special food issue of the magazine, will prompt conversations across Oregon about food as a necessary – and delightful – part of life.”

After the August exhibit in Corvallis, the show begins a year-long tour across the state with stops in Astoria, Sept. 1-30; La Grande, Oct. 5-30; the Food Innovation Center in Portland, Nov. 2-27; and Madras, Dec. 4-Jan. 4.
In 2010 the exhibit shows in Prineville, Jan. 4-29; Pendleton, Feb. 16-March 19; Klamath Falls, March 26-May 3; Central Point, May 3-28; The Dalles, June 1¬-30; and Myrtle Point, July 5-30.

The exhibit is presented by OSU’s Extension and Experiment Station Communications and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Photos are by Lynn Ketchum, award-winning EESC photographer.

~ Judy Scott

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