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Q: We have had a horse grazing on our approx. 6 acre field which is normally cut for mixed grass hay. The horse has been on the field since we had it cut and baled into hay this past summer. In general, when is the ...
When Portland-area youth affected by the pandemic and a social justice movement taking place in their city needed an outlet to express themselves publicly through art, an Oregon State University team of educators and specialists planned and executed the inaugural OSU Virtual Art Show.
An Oregon State University study published in 2021 found that soaking raw ingredients – usually grains, nuts or seeds – to make "sprouted" foods lowers the risk of salmonella growth on these increasingly popular healthy snack foods.