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KCC expanding ag programs

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Klamath Community College is developing an on-campus farm and will partner with Oregon State University to offer agricultural sciences degrees.

 

PSU looking to grow

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Portland State University, already Oregon's largest university, is expected to grow immensely over the next decade.

 

Oregon BEST gives out commercialization grants

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Oregon BEST gave $150,000 to researchers who developed a window coating that cuts heat transfer, as part of its $1 million commercialization grants.

 

Islabikes chooses Portland for North American HQ

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Monday, April 01, 2013

United Kingdom-based children's bike maker Islabikes selected Portland as the location for its new U.S. headquarters.

 

Oregon lawmakers want open enrollment reform

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Some Oregon lawmakers are trying to curtail a law that opens school boundaries.

 

Better Bean Co. goes national

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Wilsonville-based Better Bean Co. is taking its once farmer's market booth beans to stores nationwide.

 

Oregon blueberry farm expands

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Dave and Barbara Brazelton's blueberry farm has grown over the past 35 years to become a leading supplier of blueberry stock to commercial growers all over the world.

 
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