Farm research center invites all to attend open house
This year's annual Community Open House at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. July 31 at the center, located at 15210 Miley Road in Aurora.
The event is free and open to all. NWREC is Oregon State University's only experimental farming supporting the research needs of farmers in the Willamette Valley.
The NWREC Open House gives citizens an opportunity to see firsthand the research and technology in farming and food production. Research and outreach faculty and staff from NWREC will be on hand with displays and demonstrations explaining their work in hazelnuts, berry crops, vegetable production, Christmas trees, nursery and greenhouse production, pest management and small scale farming. Additional information stations will cover landscape pollinators, hemp research and GMOs in today's food supply.
A special feature each year is the hay wagon farm tours that depart every 45 minutes beginning at 4:15 p.m. Tractor driving — always a popular activity for some — will be available again this year. OSU Master Gardeners will be present to answer home landscape and gardening questions. OSU Family Food Educators will share tips and ideas for proper food preservation and canning methods, plus share tasty treats.
The open house is a fun and educational event for all ages. Special youth activities are organized by Master Gardeners.
For more information visit oregonstate.edu/dept/NWREC.
— For The Review, Tidings
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