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Water seminar, OSU reception highlight agenda

By Geoff Parks

For the Capital Press

Water seminar, Oregon State University reception are among the highlights of the 2014 edition of the Northwest Ag Show.

A special seminar on water and agriculture, and a second annual event focusing on Oregon State University Beavers past and present highlight the education and outreach efforts of this year’s Northwest Ag Show.

Katy Coba, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Dan Arp, dean of agricultural sciences at OSU, will present a seminar on “Water Use and the Research, Collaboration and Policy Making Behind Its Regulation” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 28 in Rooms D202 and D203 of the Portland Expo Center.

And the Second Annual OSU Alumni Reception will be held that same day from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room D201 and Balcony at the Expo Center.

“We’re excited to be able to provide a platform and a location for such an important topic of conversation in the ag world,” said Ag Show manager Amy Patrick about the water seminar.

“The topic fits perfectly with our intent to become the hub of ag information with educational components like this,” she said, “as well as being the top ag trade show in the state.”

The no-fee OSU alumni reception will allow alumni from all years visit with each other and with OSU faculty and extension service personnel. A drawing for door prizes also will be held.

“This event is to let our alumni, friends, students and stakeholders spend some time noshing on food, trading stories and celebrating all things OSU and Beavers,” said Betsey Hartley, director of marketing for OSU’s ag college.



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