Monday, June 28, 2021

Urban Growth Boundary: Oregon Agriculture and Managed Growth

Oregon is among the very few states, and the Portland area, of the even fewer major metro areas, that have for decades effectively fought back the forces of development and resisted converting ever more parcels of urban land for re-zoning to industrial and commercial use, over-employed in other places under the banner of job creation and the promise of wider economic prosperity. Since the 1970s, growth in the Portland area has been confined within carefully crafted boundaries, the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), outside of which, urban growth was not allowed to occur.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station: 10 minute tour of research across the state

The Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station is the research arm of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences.  It has more than 400 scientists in 28 academic units in four OSU colleges --- Agricultural Sciences, Public Health and Human Sciences, Science, and Veterinary Medicine.  They work on projects related to food and fiber production, processing and marketing, the wise use of natural resources, human nutrition, commercial fishing, and other topics important to the economic and environmental well-being of Oregonians.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Beaver Nation: Kiyokawa Family Orchards

Hood River has changed through the years. The decline of agriculture in the 1980s brought an increase in tourism and recreation, especially windsurfing and kiteboarding. But determined and innovative orchardists like Randy Kiyokawa helped revive agriculture by making their orchards and farms into tourist destinations along 35 miles of scenic highway that’s become known as the Hood River Fruit Loop.

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Happy Father's Day


The Alpha Beta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni
wishes all fathers and father figures a Happy Father's Day.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Monitoring Crop Health With Drones | Maryland Farm & Harvest

We travel to Middle Neck Farms, where farmer Sam Parker has hired MADTECH Drones to come to survey his fields.  This startup, run by Tom and Zach Marnane, helps farmers analyze crop health through aerial photography.  Through infrared photos, they can tell if plants need more or less water or fertilizer, and see possible problems before the human eye can tell.  This cutting-edge technology helps farmers be more efficient and cost-effective.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity

Alpha Gamma Rho is the fraternity sharing a common bond within a dynamic, global agriculture committed to fostering the highest values and providing each and every brother with superior lifelong personal development and professional success.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Agricultural Science at Oregon State University

As the founding college of Oregon State University, for more than 150 years we have lived out our land grant mission to serve this state and its people through our research, our teaching, and our outreach.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Welcome To Our New Blog


Thanks for stopping by. Welcome to our new blog for the Alpha Beta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity Alumni. We intend to share information here regularly and will begin in the next few days. We hope you will find what we share interesting and engaging.

Lofi Calming Campus

Take a moment to unwind with some calming views of our beautiful campus, here in Corvallis, Oregon. These aerial views capture students walk...