- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Posted by Green Fun Store on 8/16/2010
However, the Oregon State University Extension Service for Lane County announced recently that it will be closing its doors by this Labor Day. Funding for the organization is no longer available after commissioners put a halt to it in 2008. Furthermore, a measure that would continue to provide the needed revenue was defeated.
"On behalf of the OSU Extension Service, I would like to thank Lane County residents - and particularly our volunteers - for the support they have provided to our organization for nearly 100 years," said Steve Dodrill, staff chair of the group.
Dodrill said that the programs that will be affected by the extension's closing include 4-H, Master Gardner, Compost Specialist, a study group, along with a number of others.
As a result, young people may have to find a new outlet for their farming interests. They may be in luck, however, as surrounding counties may provide 4-H programs in which they can take part.