Extension Research and Outreach

Dr. Lisbeth Goddik, OSU Extension Dairy Specialist, is helping bring a European flavor to Oregon’s artisan cheeses. Photo: Bob Rost © 2006 Oregon State University  Artisan Cheese in Oregon

Lisbeth Goddik is helping bring a European flavor to Oregon’s artisan cheeses. Educated in Denmark and trained in France, Goddik teaches cheesemaking at OSU and brings European knowledge to Oregon's small-scale artisan cheesemakers.
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Dr. Mark Daeschel tests wine's ability to fight microbes, developing a disinfectant with a spritz of chardonnay. Photo: Lynn Ketchum © 2004 Oregon State University
Natural Food Safety

Mark Daeschel searches for natural ingredients to combat disease microbes and keep food safe and tasty. His approaches are revolutionizing the food industry by providing alternative uses for foods while cutting production costs.
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Dr. Yanyun Zhao, OSU food technologist, coats fresh strawberries with thin, antimicrobial film. Photo: Lynn Ketchum © 2004 Oregon State UniversityValue-Added Processing

Adding value to food products is what Yanyun Zhao does. Zhao finds ways to increase the economic value and consumer appeal of agricultural commodities. For several years, Zhao has been experimenting with chitosan to develop thin protective coatings for perishable fruits and berries.
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