Mary K. Corp Vita Oregon State University

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Vita
Mary K. Corp
Oregon State University
Extension Cereal Crops Faculty
Umatilla County
2411 NW Carden Umatilla Hall Rm 100
Pendleton, Oregon
(541) 278-5403
[email protected]
extension.oregonstate.edu/umatilla/cereals
March 2010
A. EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
EDUCATION
Year
1995
1989
University
Portland State University,
Eastern Oregon University
Degree
M.B.A.
B.S.
Major
Business
General Studies
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Years
2004-present
Employer
Oregon State University
1998-2004
Oregon State University
1996-1998
Oregon Department of
Agriculture
1997-1998
Eastern Oregon University
1984-1996
Umatilla County Weed Control
Brief Description of Responsibilities
Associate professor with Extension
responsibility for dryland cereals, and
alternative crops in Umatilla County.
Assistant professor with Extension
responsibility for dryland cereals, and
alternative crops in Umatilla County.
Pesticide specialist with
responsibilities for training,
compliance assistance, inspections
and complaint investigations for 11
Eastern Oregon counties.
Adjunct faculty responsible for
teaching financial management in
External Degree Program.
Supervisor of county vegetation
management program including
noxious weed district, roadside weed
control, environmental compliance,
and safety training. Managed staff of
7 employees.
B. TEACHING, ADVISING AND OTHER ASSIGNMENTS
1. Instructional Summary
a. Credit Courses, not applicable
b. Non-Credit Courses and Workshops – Major Extension Programs
Social Networking: Social networking is used by my program to give timely updates
for current cropping issues, pest updates, field research updates and program
announcements. I started using blogs and Twitter for my dryland cereals production
program in 2009, and started a blog and Facebook for the Master Gardener Program
in 2009.
I have linked the social networking effort into a sidebar on my Extension web pages
so as to direct clientele to other resources and publications that are available through
the University. As Facebook activity recently exceeded Goggle, it is vital to keep in
the flow for where people are accessing information.
I recently was selected to do a national wheat production blog “Pacific Northwest
Wheat Field Report” for the Farm Journal webpage
http://www.agweb.com/Blogs/Default.aspx. I also was interviewed by FoxBusiness
News for a live web broadcast show “Weather Impacts on PNW Wheat Crop” in
January, 2010 which due to the executive producer’s web-based research for experts
in agricultural crops. I attribute this national level interest to my social networking
and overall web media presence.
Educational Programs: The Columbia Basin Cereal Seminar continues to provide
cutting edge information to producers from around the region. This year the Cereal
Seminar was conducted twice as we conducted in January and then again in
December. The December seminar represented a switch of date for 2010 joined
forces with the Hermiston Farm Fair. The Seminar in Hermiston had above average
attendance and was pronounced a success by participants.
The Umatilla County Weed and Crop Tour has been an annual event for the past 20
plus years. It is a cooperative effort with the Umatilla County’s Wheat Growers, Soil
and Water Conservation District and Weed Control program.
Annual pesticide training is provided with the Core Training Program and in
conjunction with other educational programming. Approximately 10 Pesticide
recertification credits are offered annually.
Personal Presentations: I have made 92 presentations at these and other education
events to approximately 7,000 participants. Twenty six of these presentations were
invited presentations to local audiences and 20 were invited regional presentations
delivered to audiences beyond my normal clientele. In addition, a total of 10 poster
presentations were made to clientele at the Oregon Wheat Growers Annual
Convention, Pacific Northwest Grains Conference and the Pacific Northwest Direct
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Seed Conference. Presentation rated an average of 4.5 by participants and 4.6 by my
peers (rating scale 1-5).
Major areas of Program Focus (along with Team Efforts below):
1) Dryland Summer Fallow Production Systems Program
Situation: In Pacific Northwest summer fallow production systems have
historical provided a means to recharge soil moisture from fall and winter
precipitation. Tillage has then been used to minimize moisture loss during
the summer due to capillary flow and evaporation, or from transpiration by
weeds. However, these tillage practices degrade soil physical properties
and pose a threat of increased soil erosion. No-tillage chemical fallow
systems can reduce soil erosion but tend to increase the evaporation losses
of seed zone soil moisture. I established an on-farm large scale research
effort in the fall of 2005 with a local farmer to increase understanding of
the effects of types of fallow tillage and its impact on seed zone moisture,
weed control, yields and profitability.
Program Activities:
 Four year replicated on-farm research comparing primarily 3 different
fallow systems ranging from no-tillage, reduced tillage and conventional
mulch tillage.
 Year 3 and 4 of the study, 3 additional treatments were added in addition
to a second location in Davenport, Washington.
 Umatilla County Weed and Crop Tour presented the research findings in
May, 2006 and again in 2009 to local farmers, field consultants,
researchers, and agency personnel.
Related Scholarship:
Dilpreet S. Riar, Daniel A. Ball, Joseph P. Yenish, Wuest, S.B. and
Corp, M.K. 2010. “Comparison of Fallow Tillage Methods in the
Intermediate Rainfall Inland Pacific Northwest Environments.”
Agronomy Journal. February, 2010. In review. Role: Created research
effort and research design, data collection, and editing.
Wuest, S. & Corp, M.K. 2010. “On-farm test of summer fallow tillage
alternative in a Mediterranean climate.” Journal of Soil and Water
Conservation. February, 2010. In review. Role: Created research effort
and research design, data collection, writing and editing.
Wuest, S., Shillinger, W.F. & Corp, M.K. 2010. “One tillage pass can
produce highly effective tilled summer fallow.” CBARC Station
Report. June, 2010. Submitted. Role: Created local research design for
on-farm trial, established trial, data collection, and editing.
Corp, M.K. & S. Wuest. 2008 “Evaluation of Fallow Methods Study: NoTill, Reduced Tillage & Traditional Fallow.” 2008 Joint International
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Meeting of ASA, CSSA, & SSSA. October, 2008. Houston, Texas. pp.541-5.
Role: Presenting research results, wrote abstract, and presented.
Corp, M.K. & L. Lutcher. 2007. “Evaluation of Fallow Methods in the
Pacific Northwest.” Merredin Research Center, Merridin, Western Australia.
September, 2007. 10 participants: researchers, and extension specialists.
Invited presenter of my research results.
2) Alternative Crops Program
Situation: The alternative crops program is an effort to identify profitable
alternative crops that can be successfully integrated into traditional wheat/fallow
production areas in Umatilla County. In 2005, upon the advice of my local
Cereal Advisory Committee, an organic wheat production study was initialed.
The organic wheat market continues experience growth and premium prices. The
organic research is part of an Organic Working Group at OSU which includes a
combination of Extension faculty, researchers and organic producers.
Program Activities:
 Research looking at organic wheat as an alternative crop continues at the
BMCC Ag Complex and at Nelson Farms. The trial data was collected
with assistance from Stephen Machado and Larry Pritchard. Results
were presented at the Cereal Seminar at the Hermiston Farm Fair in
2009.
Related Scholarship:
Machado, S., Humphreys, C., Tuck, B. & Corp, M. 2006. “Seeding Date,
Plant Density, and Cultivar Effects on Chickpea Yield and Seed Size in
Eastern Oregon.” Crop Management Journal. [On-line] June 21, 2006.
Available: http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/cm/.
Machado, S., Humphreys, C., Tuck, B. & Corp, M. “Evaluating Chickpea
(Garbanzo Bean) For Adaptability to Eastern Oregon.” Oregon State University
Station Report 1054. June 2004.
Corp, M.K., Ball, D.A., & Siemens, M.C. “Wheat straw management and its
effects on weed populations, stand establishment and yield in direct-seed
chickpea.” Western Society of Weed Science Proceedings. Vol.57. Pg.20.
March, 2004.
Corp, M., Machado, S., Ball, D., Smiley, R., Petrie, S., Siemens, M. & Guy, S.
2004. “Chickpea Production Guide.” Oregon State University EM 8791-E.
January 2004.
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Siemens, M.C., Corp, M.K. & Correa, R.F. 2002. Effects of Header
Modifications on Garbanzo bean Harvesting Losses. Oregon State University
Station Report 1040. June, 2002.
Corp, M.K & Bechtel, A.I. 2001. Flexible CropShare Leasing. Poster
presentation: Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Conference, Spokane, WA. January
2001.
McMorran, J., Reed, G., Wysocki, D. & Corp, M. 2000. Efficacy of Seed
Treatment to Control Aphids and Weevil in Winter and Spring Canola.
Proceedings from Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference. December
2000.
3.) Umatilla County Master Gardener Program
Situation: In the fall of 2004, Umatilla County Master Gardener Chapter
members (5 active members) requested that I take leadership of the local
program which had languished since the departure of a part time coordinator.
They believed that if local training programs were offered that they could rebuild
a successful program which they would largely self-manage.
Activities: In the past five years, I have conducted training programs consisting
of 48 hours of basic training in years 2005, and 64 hours of basic training in
2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2009, 20 trainees completed the training course that was
conducted in the OSU Conference Room in Pendleton. Out of 20 trainees, 13
people completed their service requirement and received their Master Gardener
badges in December, 2009.
Outcomes: There are currently 45 active members in the Umatilla County
Master Gardener Association. Total volunteer service hours in 2009 were 2694
hours. These hours represent approximately 1747 individual public contacts
made by volunteers representing OSU Extension here in Umatilla County by
answering gardening questions for local community members.
In addition the community gardens managed and maintained by Master
Gardeners in Pendleton and Hermiston contributed 12,200 pounds of fresh
produce and flowers to low income individuals and seniors. Master Garden
volunteers in the past year also made regular contributions to the statewide
Master Gardener newsletter – “The Gardener’s Pen;” sent one local chapter
member to OSU Mini College in Corvallis, penned a regular column in the
Hermiston Herald, “The Desert Home Gardener,” and penned a regular column
for the Umatilla County Employee newsletter. Other specific community events
included Pendleton Spring Garden Show, Spring Spectacular Garden Expo,
Hermiston Senior Expo, Farmers Markets in Pendleton and Pilot Rock and the
Alturas Bazaar in Pendleton. They also volunteered at the Umatilla County Fair
in the Umatilla County booth.
Related scholarship: Voluntad, A., Dawson, P & Corp, M. December,
2004. “The Pendleton Community Garden Project--More Than Just
Planting Seeds.” Journal of Extension. [On-line] Vol.42 Num.6. Available:
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http://www.joe.org/joe/2004december/iw2.shtml Role: project technical
advisor.
4) Precision Agriculture Incentive Program
Situation: The precision agriculture incentive program is a cooperative effort
between Umatilla County Soil and Water Conservation District, OSU Extension
and USDA researchers, and US Environmental Protection Agency. The program
was developed to encourage producers to implement variable rate fertilizer
application into their production practices. It is anticipated that the adoption of
these practices will have both positive environmental and economic impacts
through more targeted applications of fertilizer.
Program Activities: The program is an incentive based program. It began in
2005 and continued through 2008. The program allows growers to utilize fieldscale experimentation. An incentive of $20/ac is paid on up to 200 acres.
Farming operations are limited to one application.
Results/Impacts: Precision Ag Workshop and Trade Shows were conducted in
December, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 where the incentive program was
highlighted. Seventy five (75) people have attended each year.
5)
Presentations
A major part of my extension program involves education through presentations
to growers, other agricultural professionals and the general public. Educational
content presented focuses on pesticides, herbicides, weeds, and other agricultural
topics of interest. Below is a summary of invited and volunteered presentations.
Invited presentations are where I was invited to speak by another university
faculty member, an agri-business group or a community group. Local
presentations were made within my geographical area of responsibility. Regional
presentations and posters were made to audiences that extend beyond my county
responsibilities.
Presentations Summary
Regional
Local
Invited
Volunteered
Invited
Volunteered
Year
2009
2008
Presentations
Participants
Presentations
Participants
Presentations
Participants
Presentations
Participants
1
2
35
95
7
5
199
222
1
2
45
355
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---
6
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
-4
2
5
3
3
3
3
3
-130
313
470
400
223
365
285
63
2
2
3
-3
5
1
1
40
105
41
-125
195
45
40
1
4
6
-1
3
1
2
2
1
20
170
455
-150
415
32
58
48
35
-1
--2
1
1
2
2
1
-250
--360
180
215
420
1175
180
Total
29
2379
29
1012
24
1783
10
2780
a) Examples of Invited Presentations
Gilliam County Pesticide Training. “Reducing Pesticide Drift.” Arlington,
OR. December, 2009. 35 participants. Presenter.
NACo Western Interstate Region Conference. “Sustaining Your County’s
Agriculture Economy.” Pendleton, OR. May, 2009. 45 participants.
Presenter.
Hermiston Farm Fair. “Pesticide Labels and Formulations.” Hermiston, OR.
December, 2008. 75 participants. Presenter.
Oregon Vegetation Management Association Annual Convention.
“Herbicide Resistance from an Australian Perspective.” Seaside, OR
October, 2008... 320 participants.
Herbicide Resistance Workshop. “Western Australia...Leading the way in
Herbicide Resistance.” Sprangle, WA. March, 2008. 35 participants.
Pacific Northwest Grains Conference. “Western Australia – their current
production challenges and related research efforts.” Spokane, WA.
December, 2007. 20 participants.
Pacific Northwest Grains Conference. “Managing Stress on the Family
Farm.” Portland, OR. December, 2006. 15 participants.
Hermiston Farm Fair & Trade Show. “Pesticide Label Comprehension and
Pesticide Chemistry.” Hermiston, OR. November 30 and December 1, 2006.
85 participants.
Gilliam County Herbicide Application Management Seminar. “Solving
Herbicide Drift Issues Locally.” Arlington, OR. May, 2006. 25 participants.
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Western Society of Weed Science. “Milton Freewater Drift Taskforce: A
Case Study for Solving Drift Issues Locally.” Reno, Nevada. March, 2006.
45 participants.
Pendleton Kiwanis Club. “Hurricane Katrina: The Aftermath and
Cleanup.” Pendleton, OR. February, 2006. 20 participants.
Hermiston Rotary Club. “Hurricane Katrina: The Aftermath and
Cleanup.” Hermiston, OR. February, 2006. 45 participants.
WSU Walla Walla County Cereal Grain Seminar. “Milton Freewater Drift
Taskforce – Solving Drift Issues, Locally.” Walla Walla, WA. January,
2006. 85 participants.
b) Examples of Volunteered Presentations & Posters
Columbia Basin Cereal Seminar. “Organic Wheat Production and Effective
Weed Control Strategies.” Hermiston, OR. December, 2009. 80 participants.
Presenter.
Umatilla County Master Gardener Association. “Intro to Blogging and
other social networking venues.” Pendleton, OR. 20 participants.
Presenter.
Umatilla County Weed and Crop Tour. “Economic Comparison of
Fallow Systems.” Helix, OR. May, 2009. 40 participants. Presenter.
Tumbleweed Toastmasters. “What’s bugging you: Home remedies for
Garden Pests?” Hermiston, OR. May, 2009 11 participants. Presenter.
Umatilla County Master Gardener Technology Training. “Introduction to
PowerPoint Presentation Development.” Pendleton, OR. April, 2009. 8
participants. Presenter.
Umatilla County Master Gardener Training. “Introduction to OSU Master
Gardeners.” Hermiston, OR. February, 2009. 20 participants. Presenter.
Umatilla County Master Gardener Training. “IPM and Weed Control in
Urban Horticulture.” Hermiston, OR. March, 2009. 20 participants.
Presenter.
Umatilla County Weed and Crop Tour. “Weed control options for
organic wheat production.” Pendleton, OR. May, 2008. 45 participants.
Presenter.
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Umatilla County Master Gardener Training. “IPM and Weed Control in
Urban Horticulture.” Hermiston, OR. March, 2008. 18 participants.
Presenter.
Umatilla County Master Gardener Meeting. “Flora & Fauna from Australia.”
Pendleton, OR. February, 2008. 20 participants. Presenter.
Umatilla County Master Gardener Training. “Introduction to OSU Master
Gardeners.” Hermiston, OR. January, 2008. 18 participants. Presenter.
Columbia Basin Cereal Seminar. “Armyworms & Wireworms, Their
Biology and Control.” Pendleton, OR January, 2008. 60 participants.
Presenter.
Columbia Basin Cereal Seminar. “Reducing Pesticide Drift” Pendleton, OR
January, 2008. 45 participants. Presenter.
Umatilla County Master Gardener Training. “Introduction to OSU Master
Gardeners.” Pendleton, OR. January, 2007. 20 participants. Presenter.
Umatilla County Master Gardener Training. “IPM and Weed Control in
Urban Horticulture.” Pendleton, OR. March, 2007. 20 participants.
Presenter.
Pacific Northwest Grains Conference. “Evaluation of Fallow Methods:
Tillage Fallow Reduced Tillage Fallow and Chemical Fallow in the
Intermediate Precipitation Zone of the Pacific Northwest.” Portland, OR.
December, 2006. 250 participants. Poster.
Umatilla County Weed and Crop Tour. “Residue Management and Weed
Control in Reduced Tillage Fallow.” Helix, OR. May, 2006. 50 participants.
Presenter.
Umatilla County Cereal Seminar. “Farming with $2.00 or $3.00 Fuel – What
are your options?” Pendleton, OR. January, 2006. 55 participants. Presenter.
6) Program Facilitation and Organization
A second major part of my program is organization and facilitation of meetings and
tours for growers and other ag professionals. The programs and tours are designed
to provide needed information to my clientele for decision making. I utilize local,
regional and national experts in these programs. I utilize local partnerships with
grower groups, SWCD and government agencies for many of my meetings. I also
coordinate and facilitate the Umatilla County Master Gardener Program and annual
training program.
a)
Facilitation and Organization Summary
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Year
Number of
Programs
Number of
Participants
Number of
Tours
Number of
Participants
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
29
28
22
22
41
22
21
36
29
10
8
643
555
350
450
640
540
539
721
527
432
241
1
1
1
2
1
1
3
2
1
3
1
40
45
40
59
45
45
97
57
47
90
42
Total
297
5638
18
647
b) Examples of Facilitated Programs and Tours
Facilitated Programs
Umatilla County Master Gardener Leadership Training. Pendleton, OR. 25
participants. 2009. Program organizer.
Umatilla County Master Gardener Technology Training: PowerPoint. Pendleton,
OR 8 participants. 2009. Program organizer and trainer.
Columbia Basin Cereal Seminar. Hermiston, OR. 80 participants. 2009. Program
organizer and facilitator.
Master Gardener Training Program. Pendleton, OR. 8 training sessions. January
– March, 2009. 20 participants. Program facilitator and speaker. Total contacts –
160.
Statewide Wheat Marketing Meeting. Pendleton, OR. January – June and
October – December, 2009. Monthly meeting. 15 participants. Program
facilitator. Total contacts – 120.
Columbia Basin Cereal Seminar. Pendleton, OR. 55-70 participants. 1998-2009.
Program organizer and facilitator.
Master Gardener Monthly Meeting. Pendleton and Hermiston, OR. 10 monthly
meetings, 2005-2009. 15-20 participants monthly. Program facilitator. Total
contacts – 180.
Umatilla County Weed and Crop Tour. Various locations in county, annually.
1998-present. 40-45 participants. Program organizer and presenter.
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Master Gardener Training Program. Hermiston, OR. 8 training sessions. January
– March, 2008. 18 participants. Program facilitator and speaker. Total contacts –
144.
Farm Succession and Estate Planning for Farm Families Workshop III.
Pendleton, OR. 40 participants. Program co-facilitator.
Master Gardener Training Program. Pendleton, OR. 8 training sessions. January
– March, 2007. 20 participants. Program facilitator and speaker.
Farm Succession & Estate Planning Workshop for Farm Families. Hermiston,
OR. November 30, 2006. 60 participants. Program co-organizer and facilitator.
Grape Essentials. Pendleton, OR. October 31, 2006. 25 participants. Program
organizer and facilitator.
Vineyard Tour. Pendleton, OR. July 13, 2006. 14 participants. Program
organizer and facilitator.
NW Cooperative Business 101. June 15, 2006. Pendleton, OR. 20 participants.
Co-facilitator with BMCC Small Business Development Center.
Direct Seed Breakfast Group. Pendleton, OR. 3-5 winter monthly meetings,
2003-6. 20-30 participants. Program organizer and facilitator.
CORE Training. Pendleton, OR. 20 participants. Program organizer, facilitator
and presenter.
Milton Freewater Drift Task Force. Milton-Freewater, OR. 1999-2006. 25-30
participants. 2-3 meetings, annually. Program co-organizer and group facilitator.
Marketing Breakfast Meeting. Pendleton, OR. 5 winter monthly meetings. 20052006. 10-15 participants. Program organizer.
c)
Curriculum Development
Umatilla-Morrow Educational Service District Watershed Field Days – The
field day educates 600-800 grade school and middle school students per year
about natural resource subjects. I developed plant identification curriculum,
handouts and a self-test for the plant identification session. I have used the
materials for three years. Other educational volunteers have used the materials
for other field day events.
ONO Herbicide Resistance brochure and card game – Herbicide resistance
management education is an ongoing effort by me and other weed control
educators. I created and designed a card game with companion educational
brochure to reinforce the message of rotating herbicide classes as a management
tool. Other county extension faculty and I have used the card game. Pioneer
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Global Sales Training and Development Manager, Carol Flatt-Pappan,
requested a copy to utilize in her training program.
Grapes in the Walla Walla Valley, Basics for Understanding Grapes and Their
Sensitivity to Herbicides brochure – I wrote and designed the brochure to have
a simple and visual method to educate growers on the levels of sensitivity of
grapes to herbicides. I used the brochure for two years. The third year I revised
the visual appearance while using the same curriculum. The brochure has also
been used by county extension faculty in Morrow County, Oregon and Walla
Walla County, Washington to educate clientele in their area. Over 1,400 copies
have been distributed in the region.
Homeowner’s Spray Guidelines and Recommendations brochure - I wrote and
designed this brochure to have a simple and inexpensive handout to educate
homeowners about pesticide use. The brochures were distributed to local retail
stores where homeowners purchase pesticides. The educational brochures were
used from 1998-2002.
d) Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees, not applicable
e)
Team or Collaborative Efforts
1. Dryland Cropping Systems Working Group
Corp, M.K., Lutcher, L., Maley, J., Macnab, S., Tuck, B., Petrie, S., Walenta,
D., Flowers, M. & Wysocki, D. (1998-present). OSU Extension Service
county-based faculty and specialists in conjunction with OSU and USDAARS research staff work together in an on-going effort to support growers as
they search for way to fine-tune their production systems. The working group
allows us to coordinate our efforts and gain efficiencies. The working group
meets each fall and identifies current educational needs for the region. I have
had various roles in the group from coordinating variety drill strip trials,
organizing working group meetings, facilitating the annual Columbia Basin
Cereal Seminar series and co-authoring grant proposals. Alternative crops are
a major program area of the group.
3. WWW.CEREALCENTRAL.COM Website Team
Corp, M.K., & Hatcher, Shevon. (1999-present). The website located at
extension.oregonstate.edu/umatilla/cereals was developed as a cooperative
effort involving several people over the years. It utilizes the virtual address of
www.cerealcentral.com. My role is to design the functionality of the site,
develop site content and act as site administrator. Parker updates the site
regularly with timely information. The site provides information on wheat
production, alternative crops and financial management for cereal farming
operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Cereal Newsletter is posted on
the site and an e-mail list (160+ members) receives notices when new
information is available.
The site has had 303,756 page hits since it went on-line in 1999. Requests for
information have come from the Pacific Northwest region to as far away as
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India and New Zealand. International visits represent approximately 8% of
the site visits. The website was recognized in the National Association of
Agricultural Agents. Communications Contest as a Regional Finalist in 2001.
2. Clientele Teaching Evaluation
Clientele Evaluations
Clientele evaluations offer an opportunity to have feedback from my audiences.
Engaging my audiences and having open lines of communication are important to me.
I have noted that clientele enjoy informal interactions and hands-on examples.
Clientele Evaluation Summary
Year
2009
Number of
workshops
3
Rating 1
Scale of 1 - 5
5.7 (1-6 scale)
2008
2
4.8
2006
3
4.3
2005
3
4.4
2003
1
4.4
2002
3
4.8
2001
2000
1999
3
3
3
4.4
4.3
4.5
Average
4.4
1. Average Rating - Participants of workshops are asked to rate teaching and presentation
skills on a numeric scale, “1” being low or poor to “5” being high or excellent. The
individual scores are tallied and an average rating is established.
3.
Peer Evaluations
I value input from my peers on the effectiveness of my communications and teaching
ability. I use peer evaluations on a regular basis as one way to assess my strengths and
weaknesses. Then I strive to incorporate their suggestions.
Peer Evaluation Summary
Date
October 2008
September 2007
Rating
Scale of 1 - 5
5
5
13
December 2006
4.8
November 2003
4.6
March 2003
November 2000
5.0
4.5
January 2000
4.8
December 1999
4.3
Average
4.7
General or specific comments provided from peers:
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Mary gave an outstanding presentation on fallow methods, including her
work on reduced tillage. The message was informative, new and very helpful
to audience member as assessed by the questions and comments at the
presentation.
4.
Advising, not applicable
5.
Other assignments
a. Routine Extension Education
In September, 2009, I voluntarily reduced my position to 0.80 FTE. The changes in
delivery of programming and realignment of programming efforts will be reflected in
the last 3 months of 2009 and will continue to be seen in future years. This year will
show a change in the number of Cereal Newsletters, and the change of venues for the
Columbia Basin Cereal Seminar. With the increase in size of the Master Gardener
Program, there has been a need to increase their training events to help insure their
long-term success.
Newsletters, a website, email lists, news releases and media interviews are my routine
approach to getting timely information to Umatilla county growers and field
consultants in a timely manner. Blogs, Twitter and Facebook were also added to my
routine media efforts beginning in 2009.
Newsletters: I write 20-30 newsletter articles per year for the Cereal Newsletter. It is
sent to approximately 740 recipients 9 times per year. The newsletter includes a
variety of subject matter related to dryland crops and weeds. It is geared toward my
local clientele of growers and field consultants. In a recent newsletter survey, 66% of
the respondents indicated that they used the Cereal newsletter to make weed
management decisions. Seventy-one percent of the respondents rated it as an effective
to highly effective educational tool.
Website: My website, www.orst.edu/extension/umatilla/cereals was developed as a
resource on dryland cereal production. My newsletter is placed on the site at the same
time hard copies are mailed. Newsletters are indexed by date. The site is searchable.
Other relevant publications, authored by myself and other university faculty, are
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available at the site. An e-mail list with 160+ members is notified when new
information goes up on the website. In addition I provided leadership in the
development of the County Library page and the Master Gardener page.
News releases are sent to local media as needs arise. Some releases provide
information on issues of local concern; others are used to publicize tours and
educational programs. Local media also use my newsletter articles for stories.
Media interviews are utilized on a regular basis as a means to get information in the
hands of clientele. An interview would result in an article that had significant content
provided by myself as the primary contributor.
Media contributed to...as the local extension faculty I am often called on as a local
expert on various topics impacting our local agricultural situation. The resulting
articles would include quotes and information provided by several experts including
myself.
Routine Extension Education Summary
Year
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
Total
Newsletters
Articles
Contacts
9
10
8
11
13
18
21
20
21
26
38
21
204
6660
7,400
5,920
8,250
9,620
13,320
15,540
14,800
15,540
19,240
28,120
15,540
159210
Cereal
Website
Page hits
22,125
38,469
32,398
64,970
61,610
56,429
74,967
22,253
45,296
32,660
2,000
-380404
Umatilla County
Library Website
View hits* &
Downloads*
NA
148,579
63,665
29,409
1,217**
NA
27,910
13,970
549**
Cereal
Email
List
News
Releases
Interviews
160
160
154
154
152
110
100
11
12
10
25
26
23
22
21
11
7
14
-158
*Cumulative totals to-date from launch date, **Partial years, NA – Not available
Examples of 2004-2010 Routine Educational Activities
Magazine articles
Oregon Wheat Growers Newsletter. “Strip Rust Update.” June 21, 2005.
ODA Pesticide Quarterly. “Drift Reminder.” Summer, 2003.
Oregon Wheat. “Spray Drift Management, Local good-neighbor policy takes
productive approach.” May/June, 2003
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TV/Radio
Programs
2
3
3
1
8
16
Washington Wheat Growers Green Sheet. “Spray Drift Management.” May,
2003.
News releases &Interviews
FOX Business News. “Weather Impacts on PNW Wheat Crop.” January, 2010.
Agri-Times. “Interest increases over v-sweep farming methods.” June, 2009.
Hermiston Herald. “Sessions address pesticide licenses.” December, 2008.
Hermiston Herald. “Tomatoes: My favorite garden fruit.” July, 2008.
Hermiston Herald. “The Desert Home Gardener: Container gardening can be
fun.” May, 2008.
Capital Press. “Extension to host weed and crop tour.” May, 2008.
Capital Press. “New wheat disease hits Columbia Basin.” April, 2008.
East Oregonian. “Virus makes way to wheat. April, 2008
Hermiston Herald. “Master Gardeners help you find the answer. March, 2008.
KUMA, Odds and Ends Program, December, 2006
Agri-Times. “Hard Red Winter Wheat Trends.” September 1, 2006.
East Oregonian. “Master Gardener applications due Friday.” November 30,
2006.
Agri-Times. “Wheat crop varies.” August, 2006.
Agri-Times. “Yellow Starthistle, the silent invader.” August, 2006.
Capital Press. “Wheat Crop fails to deliver.” August, 2006
Pendleton Chamber Newsletter. All aboard…2006 Umatilla county Weed &
Crop Tour.” May, 2006.
KOHU, Garden Show, April - May, 2006
East Oregonian. “Pendleton hosts Cereal Seminar.” January 21, 2006.
Agri-Times. “Rising diesel prices affect machinery costs.” December 2, 2005.
The Promter/Rancher Review. “Impact of Rising Diesel Prices on Machinery
Costs.” November, 2005.
East Oregonian. “OSU agents offer gardener training.” September 12, 2005.
East Oregonian. “Umatilla County wheat harvest to begin soon.” May 23, 2005.
East Oregonian. “The Noxious Seven: Weed put on region’s most wanted list.”
May 19, 2005.
Milton Freewater Valley. “Master Gardener training prepares volunteers.”
November 19, 2004.
Agri-Times. “Weed control deliberations.” October 15, 2004.
Pendleton Record. “Pesticide Container clean-up recycle day.” September 30,
2004.
Agri-Times. “Wasp increase helps cereals.” May 21, 2004.
The Pendleton Record. “Umatilla County Extension Weed and Crop Tour.” May
20, 2004.
East Oregonian. “Pesticide container recycling planned.” May 16, 2004.
Hermiston Herald. “OSU to offer weed, crop tour.” May 14, 2004.
The Pendleton Record. “Container Recycle Day.” May 6, 2004.
Oregon Wheat Newsletter. “Sawflies Take Flight.” April 20, 2004.
Agri-Times. “Sawflies appear.” April 16, 2004.
Agri-Times. “Starthistle invasion continues.” April 4, 2004.
Agri-Times. “Ways listed to combat spray drift.” March 19, 2004.
Oregon Wheat Newsletter. “Spring application season arrives.” March 3, 2004.
Agri-Times. “Cereal seminar planned Jan. 27.” January 16, 2004.
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The Pendleton Record. “Columbia Basin Cereal Seminar and CORE Training.”
January 15, 2004.
b. Collaboration with other Extension Programs in the region
I collaborate with other Extension programs in our office and across the region.
Cooperative efforts include programming with 4-H program and Family Community
Development program. Examples of cooperative efforts are The Pendleton
Community Garden Project, The Umatilla-Morrow Watershed Field Days and The
Farm Family Dynamics Symposium.
Farm Succession Planning for Washington and Oregon was a cooperative effort of
Extension faculty from the region. The group conducted a farm succession planning
project based on needs assessment of farm families. From November, 2006 through
January, 2008 we held 3 workshops at each of 6 locations. Participation greatly
exceeded expectations – we reached 282 farm families. We recognized that farm
succession planning is challenging. The 85 families who committed to developing a
succession plan received free coaching from WSU-trained coaches who had
experience in business and/or banking. The coaches contacted the client families
regularly with encouragement. If requested, they met in person to assist families with
goal setting or to facilitate meetings. To date, 10 farm families have completed farm
succession plans and many others have made progress in developing plans.
Pendleton Community Garden Project was a cooperative effort between the Family
Community Development agent, the 4-H agent and me. The project served 35 at-risk
youth. The garden project brought youth together with Master Gardener volunteers
and used 4-H garden lessons for instruction. The youth gained leadership skills,
exposure to community service concepts and learned teamwork as a result of their
involvement in the project. The OSU Extension Association 4-H recognized the effort
with an OSUEA4-H 2003 Search for Excellence in Teen Programming Award.
Umatilla-Morrow Educational Service District Watershed Field Days are annual field
days that bring elementary to high school aged youth to watershed field sites and
expose them to natural resource educational subjects. Annually, information is
presented to 600-800 students. I have presented materials for 4 years on plant
identification, invasive plant species and biological control agents. This is a
cooperative event between the local educational service district, educators and natural
resource agencies focusing on youth.
The Farm Family Dynamics Symposium was a cooperative effort with the Family
Community Development agent in Umatilla County. Approximately 150 individuals
attended this symposium over a two-day period. A national level speaker, Ron
Hanson, was the keynote speaker for the event. The symposium covered a variety of
topics such as family communication, estate planning and financial planning tools.
c. Administrative duties – NA
d. Support of Others’ Teaching and Research
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Field research sites and made grower contacts for the following faculty member:
Russ Karow, OSU Cereal Specialist
Dan Ball, OSU Weed Scientist
Carol Mallory-Smith, OSU Weed Scientist
Stephen Machado, OSU Research Agronomist
Rob Rost, OSU Communication Specialist
David Hamlin, OSU Farm Management Assistant
Don Wysocki, OSU Extension Soil Scientist
Crop and Soil Science Department Crop Production Class tour: An annual field trip
conducted by the Crop and soil Science Department, Crop Production Class includes
a day-long tour in Umatilla County to discuss eastern Oregon irrigated agriculture. I
am the local contact and tour guide for the class.
e.
Other Activities
Umatilla County Smoke Management Program: I have been involved in the
development of a Smoke Management Program in Umatilla. The process began prior
to my arrival. We currently have an adopted program and I serve as an ad hoc member
of the committee. The committee develops an annual operating plan, and continues to
make improvements to managing smoke and haze issues in the county. This program
protects the use of burning as a management tool for cereal and grass growers in
Umatilla County.
C. SCHOLARSHIP AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY
Scholarly Activities Summary
1. Publications
a) Refereed
1) Scientific Journal
Riar, D.S., Ball, D.A., Yenish, J.P., Wuest, S.B. & Corp, M.K. 2010.
“Comparison of Fallow Tillage Methods in the Intermediate Rainfall
Inland Pacific Northwest Environments.” Agronomy Journal.
February, 2010. In review. Role: Created research effort and research
design, data collection, and editing.
Wuest, S.B. & Corp, M.K. 2010. “On-farm test of summer fallow
tillage alternative in a Mediterranean climate.” Journal of Soil and
Water Conservation. February, 2010. In review. Role: Created research
effort and research design, data collection, writing and editing.
Machado, S., Humphreys, C., Tuck, B. & Corp, M. 2006. “Seeding
Date, Plant Density, and Cultivar Effects on Chickpea Yield and Seed
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Size in Eastern Oregon.” Crop Management Journal. [On-line] June
21, 2006. Available: http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/cm/.
Voluntad, A., Dawson, P & Corp, M. December, 2004. “The Pendleton
Community Garden Project--More Than Just Planting Seeds.” Journal of
Extension. [On-line] Vol.42 Num.6. Available:
http://www.joe.org/joe/2004december/iw2.shtml Role: project technical
advisor.
Corp, M. K., & Darnell, T. February, 2002. “Conflict-Laden Issues: A
Learning Opportunity.” Journal of Extension. [On-line serial] Vol. 40 Num.
1. Available: http://www.joe.org/joe/2002february/rb1.html Role: Assisted
in planning, research and implementation of group process.
2) Regional Numbered Extension Publication
Corp, M. K. January, 2001-2008. Conservation Reserve Program Chapter.
In R. Williams, A. Dailey, D. Ball, J. Colquhoun, T. Miller, and etal.
Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook (pp. 101-103). Corvallis,
Oregon: Oregon State University. Update and revise chapter annually.
3) Numbered OSU Extension and/or Experiment Station Publications
Numbered publications must be peer reviewed by 3 individuals with
appropriate expertise to the subject area and approved by Department Head
prior to publication.
Rondon, S. I., M. K. Corp, D. Roberts, K. Pike, P. Landolt, & D. Keys.
“Wheat Head Armyworm True or False: A Tale from the Pacific
Northwest.” Oregon State University EM 9000-E. December, 2009. Role:
Research, writing and editing.
Lutcher, L., D. Wysocki, M. Corp & D. Horneck. “Agronomic
Guidelines for Flexible Cropping Systems in Dryland Areas of
Oregon.” Oregon State University EM 8999-E. November, 2009.
Role: Writing and editing.
Rondon, S.I, G. Clough, and M. Corp. “How to identify, scout and control
insect pests in vegetable crops.” Oregon State University EC 1626 E. July,
2008. Role: Writing and editing.
Wysocki, D.J., M. Corp, D.A. Horneck, and L.K. Lutcher. “Irrigated and
Dryland Canola Nutrient Management Guide.” Oregon State University EM
8943-E. November, 2007. Role: Writing and editing.
Flowers, M.D., L.K. Lutcher, M.K. Corp and B. Brown. “Managing
Nitrogen for Yield and Protein in Hard Wheat.” Oregon State University FS
335. January, 2007. Role: Review and editing.
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Rondon, S.I., M.K. Corp, D.A. Horneck, & P.B. Hamm. “Home Remedies
to Control Garden Pests.” Oregon State University EC-1586. December,
2006. Role: Writing and editing.
Corp, M.K., Horneck, D., Wysocki, D., & Lutcher, L. “Monitoring Soil
Nutrients in Dryland Systems Using Management Units.” Oregon State
University EM-8920-E. November, 2006. Role: Writing and editing.
Wysocki, D.J, Horneck, D.A., Lutcher, L.K., Hart, J.M., Petrie, S.E. and
Corp, M., “Winter Wheat in Continuous Cropping Systems (Intermediate
precipitation zone) Fertilizer Guide.” Oregon State University FG 83-E.
September, 2005. Role: Writing and editing.
Wysocki, D.J, Horneck, D.A., Lutcher, L.K., Hart, J.M., Petrie, S.E. and
Corp, M., “Winter Wheat in Continuous Cropping Systems (High
precipitation zone) Fertilizer Guide.” Oregon State University FG 84-E.
September, 2005. Role: Writing and editing.
Machado, S., Humphreys, C., Tuck, B. & Corp, M. “Evaluating Chickpea
(Garbanzo Bean) For Adaptability to Eastern Oregon.” Oregon State
University Station Report 1054. June 2004. Role: Wrote grant, grower
contacts.
Corp, M., Machado, S., Ball, D., Smiley, R., Petrie, S., Siemens, M. &
Guy, S. 2004. “Chickpea Production Guide.” Oregon State University EM
8791-E. January 2004. Role: Wrote grant, project co-PI, author and editor.
Corp, M.K. & Fisher, G. “Leaf-feeding Sawflies in Wheat.” Oregon State
University EM 8839-E. October, 2003. Role: Author.
Machado, S., Humphreys, C., Tuck, B., Darnell, T. & Corp, M. “Variety,
Seeding Date, Spacing and Seeding Rate Effects on Grain Yield and Grain
Size of Chickpea (Cicer arientinum L.) in Eastern Oregon.” Oregon State
University Station Report 1047. June 2003. Role: Wrote grant, grower
contacts.
Corp, M.K., Christensen, N. & Karow, R. 2002. “Large-Scale Plots
Examine Seeding Rate Effects on Wheat Yield.” Oregon State University
Extension Service Crop and Soil News/Notes Vol. 16, No. 7. November
2002. Role: Established plots, collected data, reviewed data analysis.
Wysocki, D. & Corp, M.K. 2002. “Edible Mustard.” Oregon State
University EM 8796. July, 2002. Role: Co-author.
Siemens, M.C., Corp, M.K. & Correa, R.F. 2002. “Effects of Header
Modifications on Garbanzo bean Harvesting Losses.” Oregon State
University Station Report 1040. June, 2002. Role: Trial design, reviewed
data analysis.
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Bechtel, A.I. & Corp, M.K. 2001. “Flexible Crop-Share Lease
Agreements.” Oregon State University Extension Service EM 8775. March
2001. Role: Literature review, and data analysis.
Corp, M.K., & Hamm, P.B. 2001. “Treatments for Control of Barley
Yellow Dwarf Virus in Wheat.” Oregon State University Station Report
1026. June, 2001. Role: Grower contacts, data collection, reviewed data
analysis.
Macnab, S., Cook, G., & Corp, M.K. 2000. “A Quarter Century of Dryland
Wheat Production and Marketing - Changes and trends in Oregon's
Columbia Plateau.” Special Report 1010. February 2000. Role: Assisted in
data gathering and analysis. Wrote sections of publication, acted as editor
for publication.
Corp, M.K., & Eleveld, B. 1999. “Enterprise Budget, Mustard
(Conventional), Mid-Columbia Area 1998.” Oregon State University EM
8746, December, 1999. Role: Collected data.
Corp, M.K., & Eleveld, B. 1999. “Enterprise Budget, Canola, Winter
(Conventional), Mid-Columbia Area. 1998.” Oregon State University EM
8747. December 1999. Role: Collected data.
b)
Non-refereed, peer reviewed
1) Published Abstracts – International, National & Regional
Corp, M.K. & P. Diebel. 2009. “Redefining Change Influencers in a
Post-Boomer Demographic.” 2009 International Annual Meeting of
ASA, CSSA & SSSA. November, 2009. Pittsburgh, PA. Web published
abstract and audio at www.agronomy.org. Role: Conducted research,
wrote abstract, and presented.
Roberts, D.E., B.V. Tuck, S.R. Kerr, J.D. Fouts, A. Asser, R. Mills and
M. Corp. 2009. “Farm Succession Planning with Personal Coaching for
Participants.” Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement
Conference of National Association of County Agricultural Agents.
September, 2009. p.109. Role: Planning, organizing, and facilitating
training program.
Tuck, B., D. Roberts, S. Kerr, M. Corp, R. Mills, J. Fouts, A. Esser, and
M. Viebrock. 2009. “Farm Succession and Estate Planning with
Professional Coaching for Participating Families.” Washington State
University Eastern District Conference. Spokane, WA. July, 2009. Role:
Planning, organizing, and facilitating training program.
Corp, M.K. & S. Wuest. 2008 “Evaluation of Fallow Methods Study:
No-Till, Reduced Tillage & Traditional Fallow.” 2008 Joint
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International Meeting of ASA, CSSA, & SSSA. October, 2008.
Houston, Texas. pp.541-5. Role: Created
Corp, M., M. Butler. 2007. Evaluation of Herbicides for Control of
Taeniatherum caput-medusae, and Bromus tectorum in Central Oregon
Rangeland.” 9th International Conference on the Ecology and
Management of Alien Plant Invasions. September, 2007. Perth, Western
Australia. pp 160.
Corp, M.K. 2005. Milton Freewater Drift Task Force: Solving Drift
Issues Locally. Weed Conference of Washington State Weed
Association. November, 2005. Yakima, WA. pp. 27.
Corp, M.K. 2003. Engaging Extension in the E-Age. Western Region
County Agents Professional Improvement Conference. October, 2003.
Las Vegas, NV. pp7.
Corp, M.K. 2002, August. ‘Weedy’ Friends. The County Agent, a
publication of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents,
Vol LXII Number 4, 9.
2) Technical Conference Proceedings and Reports
Tuck, B., Roberts, D., Kerr, S., Corp, M., Mills, R., Fouts, J., Esser, A.
and Viebrock, M. 2009. Farm Succession and Estate Planning with
Professional Coaching for Participating Families. National Extension
Risk Management Education Conference, Reno. NV. Presentation and
abstract. Pg. 24. Role: Planning, organizing, and facilitating training
program and personal coaching.
Tuck, B., D. Roberts, S. Kerr, M. Corp, R. Mills, J. Fouts, A. Esser and
M. Viebrock. 2008. “Farm Succession and Estate Planning with Personal
Coaching for Participating Families.” National Association of County
Agricultural Agents. July, 2008. Greensboro, North Carolina.
Presentation and Abstract. Pg. 88 and 176. Role: Member of team, local
facilitation, personal coaching, and editing of abstract.
Also presented at Western Regional Meeting of National
Association of County Agricultural Agents. September, 2008.
Redmond, Oregon. Presentation and abstract.
Also presented at Oregon State University Extension Outreach and
Engagement Conference. December, 2008. Corvallis, Oregon.
Poster and abstract.
Ball, D.A., J. Yenish, D. Singh, S. Wuest, and M. Corp. 2007. “2007
STEEP Progress Report: Developing chemical fallow systems for
intermediate rainfall inland Pacific Northwest.” September, 2007.
Conducted research, analyzed data and co-authored report.
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Corp, M.K., Darnell, T., & Ball, D. 2006. “Milton Freewater Drift
Taskforce: A case study for solving drift issues locally.” Western
Society of Weed Science proceedings. March, 2006. Reno, NV. Pp 97.
Role: Designed survey, collected and analyzed data, and co-author
abstract.
Howatt, K., Petersen, P., Corp, M., Beckett, T., Harbour, J., Seefeldt,
S. & Ensminger, M. 2005. “Review of Research on Weed Resistance to
Glyphosate.” Western Society of Weed Science proceedings. March,
2005. Vancouver, B.C. pp 19. Role: Co-author abstract.
Corp, M.K, Ball, D.A., & Siemens, M.C. 2004. “Wheat Straw
Management and Its Effects on Russian Thistle Populations, Stand
Establishments and Yield in No-till Chickpeas.” Western Society of
Weed Science Research Report. March 2004. Fort Collins, CO. Role:
Planning plot establishment, data collection, and co-authored abstract.
Corp, M.K. 2003. “Extension Weed Management Strategies and Their
Effectiveness with Adult Learners.” Western Society of Weed Science
proceedings. March 2003. Kauai, HI. pp 82. Role: Designed survey,
collected and analyzed data, authored abstract.
Corp, M.K., Christensen, N.W., & Karow, R. 2003. “Effects of
Seeding Rate on Irrigated Winter Wheat.” 6th Annual National Wheat
Industry Research Forum proceedings. January, 2003. Albuquerque,
NM. pp. 6-7. Role: Planning, plot establishment, data collection and
authored abstract.
Corp, M.K & Denny, R. 2002. “Direct Seed Adoption Accelerated by
Incentive-based Learning Program.” 5th Annual National Wheat
Industry Research Forum proceedings. Orlando, FL. pp. 53-54. Role:
Designed survey, collected and analyzed data, authored abstract.
Macnab, S., Cook, G., & Corp, M.K. 2000. A Quarter Century of
Dryland Wheat Production and Marketing - Changes and trends in
Oregon's Columbia Plateau. 3rd Annual National Wheat Industry
Research Forum proceedings. Reno, NV. pp. 25. Role: Assisted in data
collection, analysis, authoring and editing.
McMorran, J., Reed, G., Wysocki, D. & Corp, M. 2000. Efficacy of
Seed Treatment to Control Aphids and Weevil in Winter and Spring
Canola. Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference
proceedings. Portland, OR. Role: Assisted in planning, plot
establishment, and data collection.
c) Websites
Corp, M.K. 2009. OSU Extension Cereal Central Blog. [On-line]
http://osucerealcentral.blogspot.com/ I established this blog in the spring of
2009 as a method of keeping growers and field consultants up-to-date on
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the Wheat Head Armyworm scouting project that Silvia Rondon and I were
conducting. I have added a link to the blog on my Extension homepage to
help drive traffic both ways.
Corp, M.K. 2009. OSU Extension Cereal Central Twitter Site. [On-line]
http://twitter.com/CerealCentral I established the Twitter Site in May, 2009.
I “tweet” updates and comments on cereal production issues for the Pacific
Northwest. I currently have 27 followers, and follow 62 others. I have
added a link to my Twitter page on my Extension homepage to help drive
traffic both ways.
Corp, M.K., Parker, B. & Corley, M. 2005-2007. OSU/Umatilla County
Web-based Library and Bookstore. [On-line]
http://osuext.intermountaintech.org/.
The team developed an on-line library and bookstore that brought many
county-based publications out of the file cabinet, online and printable.
Other publications were cataloged, and listed for checkout and/ or purchase.
The site went on-line in September, 2005 and is currently being utilized by
staff and clientele.
Corp, M.K., Pfaff, J., Peet, D. & Corp, A. 2003. Dryland Cropping
Systems Website. [On-line].
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/umatilla/cereals. I designed the
functionality of the site, developed site content and act as site
administrator. Also provide significant leadership for the construction
and maintenance of the Umatilla County Extension homepage.
2.
Professional Meetings, Symposia, and Conferences
a. Invited Presentation
1) International
Corp, M.K. & L. Lutcher. 2007. “Evaluation of Fallow Methods in the
Pacific Northwest.” Merredin Research Center, Merridin, Western
Australia. September, 2007. 10 participants: researchers, and extension
specialists. Role: Designed and conducted research, collected data, and
presented results.
1) National
Corp, M. 2002 “Weedy ‘friends’ invade parkway.” National Association
of County Agricultural Agents. Savannah, GA. 1800 participants:
extension specialists and county extension faculty. Role: Wrote winning
feature article, and made presentation.
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Cook, G., Macnab, S. & Corp, M.K. 2000. “A Quarter Century of
Dryland Wheat Production and Marketing – Changes and trends in
Oregon’s Columbia Plateau.” 3rd Annual National Wheat Industry
Research Forum. January 2000. Las Vegas, NV. 35 participants: extension
specialists and industry leaders. Role: Conducted research, wrote
publication and presented.
2) Regional
OSU Crop and Soil Science Seminar Series. 2003. “Serving Agriculture in
Umatilla County.” Corvallis, OR. March 2003. 25 participants. Presenter.
OSU Crop and Soil Science Seminar Series. 2000. “Alternative Crops in
Australia.” Corvallis, OR. November 2000. 16 participants. Presenter.
OSU Extension Service Annual Conference. 2000. “Search for Excellence:
Milton-Freewater Drift Task Force.” September 2000. 150 participants.
Presenter.
OSU Extension Service Annual Conference. 2000. “Digital Cameras: Their
Capabilities and Uses.” Corvallis, OR. September 2000. (25%
responsibility) 30 participants. Presenter.
Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center Seminar Series. 2000.
“Farming Challenges in Western Australia.” Pendleton, OR. December
2000. 35 participants. Presenter.
Oregon Society of Weed Science Annual Meeting. 1998. “Weed Ecology
and Competition. How Weed/Crop Dynamics Influence Weed Control in
Grass Seed, Cereal, and Horticultural Crops.” Hood River, OR. October
1998. 60 participants. Presenter on panel.
b.
Invited Poster – International
Butler, M., M. Corp. 2007. Evaluation of Herbicides for Control of
Taeniatherum caput-medusae, and Bromus tectorum in Central Oregon
Rangeland.” 9th International Conference on the Ecology and Management
of Alien Plant Invasions. September, 2007. Perth, Western Australia. pp
160. Role: Reviewed and edited research results, and presented.
c.
Invited Poster - National
Corp, M. 2002. “Weedy ‘friends’ invade parkway.” National Association
of County Agricultural Agents. Savannah, GA. 1800 participants: extension
specialists and county faculty. Role: Created poster and presented.
d.
Volunteered Presentations – International and National
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Corp, M.K. & P. Diebel. 2009. “Redefining Change Influencers in a PostBoomer Demographic.” 2009 International Annual Meeting of ASA, CSSA
& SSSA. November, 2009. Pittsburgh, PA. 45 participants: Researchers, and
extension specialists. Role: Designed and conducted research, co-authored
abstract and presented.
Corp, M.K. & S. Wuest. 2008 “Evaluation of Fallow Methods Study: NoTill, Reduced Tillage & Traditional Fallow.” 2008 Joint International
Meeting of ASA, CSSA, & SSSA. October, 2008. Houston, Texas. 30
participants: Researchers, and extension specialists. Role: Designed and
conducted research, co-authored abstract and presented.
Corp, M.K., Darnell, T. & Ball, D.A. 2006. “Milton Freewater Drift
Taskforce: A Case Study for Solving Drift Issues Locally.” Western Society
of Weed Science. Presentation. Reno, Nevada. March, 2006. Role: Designed
and conducted research, lead author on abstract and presented.
Corp, M.K. 2003. “Engaging Extension in the E-age.” Western Region
County Agents Professional Improvement Conference. Las Vegas, NV. 25
participants: Extension specialists and county faculty. Role: Designed and
conducted research, authored abstract and presented.
Corp, M.K. 2003. “Extension Weed Management Educational Strategies
and Their Effectiveness with Adult Learners.” Western Society of Weed
Science. Kauai, HI. 35 participants: weed scientists and professionals. Role:
Designed and conducted research, authored abstract and presented.
e.
Volunteered Posters
1.) International
Howatt, K., Petersen, P., Corp, M., Beckett, T., Harbour, J., Seefeldt, S.,
& Ensminger, M. 2005. “Review of Research on Weed Resistance to
Glyphosate.” Western Society of Weed Science. March, 2005.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Role: co-authored abstract.
2.) National
Corp, M.K., Ball, D.A., & Siemens, M.C. 2004. “Wheat Straw
Management and Its Effects on Russian Thistle Populations, Stand
Establishment and Yield in No-till Chickpeas.” Western Society of
Weed Science. March, 2004. Fort Collins, CO. Role: Plan, plot
establishment, data collection and co-authored abstract.
Anderson, R., Thill, D., Rauch, T., Hanson, B., Ball, D., Ensminger, M.,
Howatt, K., Seefeldt, S., Corp, M. & Harbour, J. 2004. “Guides to Help
Producers Manage Weed Resistance.” Western Society of Weed
Science. March, 2004. Fort Collins, CO. Role: co-authored abstract.
Corp, M.K., Christensen, N.W. & Karow, R. 2003. “Effects of Seeding
Rate on Irrigated Winter Wheat.” 6th Annual National Wheat Industry
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Research Forum. January 2003. Albuquerque, NM. Role: Planning, plot
establishment, data collection and authored abstract.
Corp, M.K. & Ball, D. 2002. “Contrasting Herbicide Treatment Costs
and Effectiveness in Controlling Russian Thistle and Knotweed in
Winter Wheat.” Western Society of Weed Science. March 2002. Salt
Lake City, UT. 350 participants: research scientists, extension specialists
and industry personnel. Assisted in plot establishment, data analysis,
authored poster. Also published as abstract in proceedings.
Corp, M. & Denny, R. 2002 “Direct Seed Adoption Accelerated by
Incentive-based Learning Program.” 5th Annual National Wheat Industry
Research Forum. January 2002. Orlando, FL. 450 participants: research
scientists, extension specialists, industry personnel and clientele. Role:
Assisted in data collection, and analysis, authored poster. Also published
as abstract in proceedings.
2) Regional
Tuck, B. Roberts, D., Kerr, S. Corp, M, Mills, R., Fouts, J. & Viebrock,
M. 2008. Farm Succession and Estate Planning with Professional
Coaching for Participating Families. Oregon/Idaho Grains Conference,
Coeur d’Alene, ID. December, 2008. Role: Planning, organizing,
facilitating training program and personal coaching.
Also presented at Oregon State University Extension Outreach
and Engagement Conference December 2-4, 2008, OSU
Campus, Corvallis OR.
Corp, M.K., L. Lutcher, & S. Wuest. 2007. “Evaluation of fallow
methods: chemical fallow, reduced tillage fallow & traditional tillage
fallow impacts on soil profile and seed zone moisture.” Poster
presentation: PNW Direct Seed Conference. January, 2007. TriCities,
Washington. 425 participants: Researchers, clientele, and industry
representatives. Role: Conducted research, analyzed data and prepared
poster.
Corp, M.K., Wysocki, W., Stoltz, M., & Denny, R. 2001. “IncentiveBased Learning Program Accelerates Adoption of New Practices.”
Poster presentation: Oregon State University Extension Annual
Conference. September 2001. Corvallis, OR. 175 participants: extension
faculty and administrators. Role: Assisted in planning, program
development, data collection and analysis.
Corp, M.K. & Kettel, K. 1999. “Umatilla County Direct Seeding
Demonstration and Incentive Program.” Poster presentation: Northwest
Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference. January 1999. Spokane,
WA. 1000 participants: scientists, extension faculty and clientele. Role:
Provide grower contacts and consultations, gather data, and wrote
reports.
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3.
Grants
2009 USDA-CSREES Oregon Organic Working Group Grant
M. Corp, S. Machado, and A. Azarenko
Grantor: USDA-CSREES
2009 WSARE Beneficial & Pest Insect Train-the-Trainer
M. Corp & S. Rondon,
Grantor: Western SARE
2008 Flex cropping guide
M. Corp, D. Horneck, D. Wysocki and L. Lutcher
Grantor: Natural Resource Conservation Service
2008 USDA-CSREES Oregon Organic Working Group Grant
M. Corp, S. Machado, and A. Azarenko
Grantor: USDA-CSREES
2007 Nutrient Management Guides
D. Horneck, M. Corp, D. Wysocki and L. Lutcher
Grantor: Natural Resource Conservation Service
2006 Evaluating Alternative Fallow Methods in Wheat-Fallow
Farming,
J. Yenish, D. Ball and M. Corp
Grantor: PNW Steep
Nutrient Management Guides
D. Horneck, M. Corp and L. Lutcher
Grantor: Natural Resource Conservation Service
2005 Evaluation of fallow methods for the intermediate
precipitation zone of northeast Oregon.
M.K Corp and L. Lutcher
Grantor: Oregon Wheat Commission
Nutrient Management Guides
D. Horneck, M. Corp and L. Lutcher
Grantor: Natural Resource Conservation Service
Developing fertility and weed control strategies for
organic wheat and pea production in Oregon.
M.K. Corp
Grantor: Agricultural Research Foundation
2004 Evaluating methods to use chem. fallow in direct-seed
system for dryland wheat
M.K. Corp and L. Lutcher
Grantor: Agricultural Research Foundation
2002
$21,644
$95,635
$12,000
$21,644
$40,000
$140,000
$45,000
$11,500
$35,000
$ 9,905
$ 9,432
Taking Agricultural Educational Resources High Tech
M.K. Corp
Grantor: OSU College of Agriculture
$19,200
Developing Chickpea Production in Oregon
M.K. Corp and S. Machado
Grantor: Oregon Department of Agriculture
Role: Co-principal investigator, coordinate overall effort,
design and establish trials, monitor budgets, and write reports.
$53,600
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2000
Wheat straw management and its effects on herbicide efficacy
In direct-seeded chickpea production in Eastern Oregon
M.K. Corp and L. Coppock
Grantor: OSU Agricultural Research Foundation
Role: Principal investigator, design and oversee establishment
of trial, analyze results, monitor budget and write reports.
$10,000
Soil Health and Water Quality Community outreach programs
M.K. Corp and J. Loiland
Grantor: OSU Bio Resource Engineering
Role: Contacted speakers, arranged meeting dates and sites,
reported results.
$ 700
Lupin Production in Australia
M.K. Corp.
Grantor: OSU Office of International Research and Development
Role: Contacted researchers in Western Australia and Queensland
to select consultations and field tours. Toured Australia, meeting
with researchers and farmers. Prepared reports and presented
finding to peers.
$ 600
Web page development for Umatilla County Extension office
M.K. Corp
Grantor: OSU Extension Marketing Committee
Role: Gathered input, planned and designed the development
of website for county extension office in Pendleton. Supervised
student webmaster. Analyzed data from site and reported
results.
$1,000
1999
Direct Seeding Demonstration and Incentive program.
J. Loiland, M.K. Corp, and K. Kettel.
Grantor: Environmental Protection Agency
Role: Contact and consult with growers, gather data, prepare
and report results.
$5,000
1998
Direct Seeding Demonstration and Incentive program.
J. Loiland, and M.K. Corp.
Grantor: Environmental Protection Agency
Role: Contact and consult with growers, gather data, prepare
and report results.
$7,500
D. SERVICE
1. Service to Oregon State University and Extension
OSU Crop & Soil Science Promotion and Tenure Committee. Member. 2005-2008.
OSU Statewide Marketing Committee. Member. 2002 - 2004.
OSU Crop & Soil Science Department. Crops Class Tour. Host. 2000-2003.
Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center Liaison Committee 1998-present
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Search committees-OSU Crop and Soil Science and Horticulture
OSU Statewide Marketing Specialist, 2006.
OSU Extension Horticulturist, Milton Freewater, 2005-2006, co-chair
OSU Extension Cereal Specialist, 2005
OSU Extension Cereal Specialist, 2001-2002.
Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center Agronomist, 2001.
Morrow County Crops Agent, 2000.
Wasco County Crops Agent, 1999.
4-H Vegetable Judging Contest (County Fair). 1999.
Umatilla County Extension Service Fair Booth. Chairperson. 1998-1999.
OSU Extension Service Marketing Committee. Member. 1999-present.
OSU Extension Service Annual Conference Committee. Member. 1998-1999.
2. Service to Profession
National Association of County Agricultural Agents.
Member. 1998-present.
Hospitality Committee Annual Meeting Co-Chair, 2008-2009
Oregon State University Extension Association.
Member. 1998-present.
Membership Committee. 1998-1999.
Search for Excellence Committee. 2000-2002.
Cooperators Award Committee. 2002 – 2003.
Oregon Association of County Agricultural Agents.
Member. 1998-present.
Agricultural Economics Committee. 2003.
Western Society of Weed Science
Member. 2000-present.
Herbicide Resistance Committee Member, 2003-2006.
Student Contest Committee, 2005-2006.
3. Service to Public, professionally related
Women in Agronomy Crops, Soils, & Environmental Science Committee. 2010-2012.
Oregon Wheat Growers League
Federal Program and Marketing Committee. Member. 2000-present.
Umatilla County Marketing Club. Member. 1998-present.
Umatilla County Smoke Management Committee. Member. 1999-present.
Umatilla County Soil and Water Conservation District. Partner. 1998-present.
Umatilla County Weed Board. Member. 1998-present
STEEP Northwest Direct Seed Conference Committee. Member. 1999
Wildhorse Survey Committee. Member. 1998-1999.
Hermiston Farm Fair and Trade Show Committee.
Member. 1984-1999.
Chairperson. 1993-1999.
NE Oregon Natural Resource Coordinating Committee. Member. 1989-1999.
4. Service to Community
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Art Exhibit, Betty Feeves Gallery, Blue Mountain Community College. Artist. 2009
Art Exhibit, Lorenzen Board Room Gallery, Pendleton Arts Center. Artist. 2008
ART WALK. Chairman. 2007 - 2009.
City of Hermiston Budget Committee. Member. 2003-present.
Chairman. 2007 -2009.
Toastmasters International.
Member. 1996-present.
President. 2002.
Vice-President of Publicity and Membership. 2005-2006.
Relay for Life/American Cancer Society.
Volunteer. 1998, 2000.
Team captain. 2001-2002.
New Hope Community Church.
Member. 1995-present.
Property Management Committee, 2005-2007
Youth Ministry Team, 2005-present.
E. AWARDS AND HONORS
1. National
National Association of County Agricultural Agents. Search for Excellence Award –
Farm and Ranch Management Category. National Winner, Team Award. 2009.
National Association of Agricultural Agents. Achievement Award. 2004.
National Association of Agricultural Agents. Communications Contest. Regional
Finalist. Newsletter. 2004.
Washington Pest Consultants Association Environmental Stewardship Award. 2004.
National Association of Agricultural Agents. Communications Contest. National Winner.
Feature Story. 2002.
National Association of Agricultural Agents. Communications Contest. Regional
Finalist. Webpage. 2001.
2. State
Oregon State University 4-H Agents Association Communicator Award. Promotional
Piece-Team Category. 2008. Team Award: P. Dawson, R. Mills, M. Corp, J. Fisher, C.
Kaiser, D. Horneck, and B. Parker.
Oregon State University Extension Service Dean & Directors Award for Outstanding
Achievement in Strategic Impact. 2006.
Oregon State University Oscar Hagg Extension Communications Award. 2003.
Oregon State University Extension Association 4-H Search for Excellence in Teen
Programming. April, 2003.
Oregon State University Extension Association Newer Faculty Award.
November, 2002.
Oregon State University Extension Association. Search for Excellence. Milton-Freewater
Drift Task Force Project. 2000.
3. Local
Umatilla County Soil & Water Conservation District. Distinguished Service Award.
2009. Individual Award.
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Toastmasters International. Advanced Toastmaster Silver. 2002.
Toastmasters International. Advanced Toastmaster Bronze. 2000
Toastmasters International. Competent Toastmaster. 1999.
Hermiston Farm Fair Committee. Appreciation of Years of Service. 1998.
F. PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENT
Professional Meeting Participation
9th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions.
Perth, Western Australia. 2007.
National Association of Agricultural Agents Professional Improvement Conference. Omaha,
NE, 1999; Savannah, GA, 2002; Orlando, FL, 2004; Portland, OR, 2009.
Western Society of Weed Science Annual Meeting. Couer d’Alene, ID, 2001; Salt Lake
City, UT, 2002; Kauai, HI, 2003; Colorado Springs, CO, 2004; Vancouver, British
Columbia, Canada, 2005, Reno, NV, 2006, Portland, OR, 2007.
Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Conference. Spokane, WA, 1999; Spokane, WA, 2000;
Pendleton, OR, 2001; Spokane, WA, 2002; Pasco, WA, 2003; Pendleton, OR, 2004, Tri
Cities, WA, 2006, Tri Cities, WA, 2007.
Western Region County Agents Professional Improvement Conference. Las Vegas, NV,
2003.
National Wheat Research Forum. Las Vegas, NV, 2000; Orlando, FL, 2002; Albuquerque,
NM, 2003.
Oregon Society of Weed Science Annual Meeting. Hood River, OR, 1998-2005.
In-service Training:
Oregon State University Extension Annual Conference. Corvallis, OR, 1998; Corvallis, OR,
1999; Corvallis, OR, 2000; Corvallis, OR, 2001; Corvallis, OR, 2002.
OSU Department of Crop and Soil Science, Crop Agent Training. Corvallis, OR, 2000;
Corvallis, OR, 2003.
OSU Dryland Working Group Spring Crop Tour. Klamath Falls, OR, 1999; Ritzville, WA,
2000; Madras, OR, 2001; Portland, OR, 2002; Ione, OR, 2003, Gilliam County, OR, 2006.
Lead 21, 2005-2006
Sabbatical Leave:
In 2007, I was granted an 8 month sabbatical level to reevaluate the emphasis of my
Extension programming and research; write publications and articles on current and past
research efforts; develop proficiency in video related technology; and research possibilities
of combining art and agriculture.
Study Leave:
Australia. Three-week Study leave to 1) learn about agriculture in Australia, include lupin
production, direct seeding, chickpeas, 2) discuss educational approaches to introduction
new crops with faculty in another university system to gather new ideas. October, 2000.
Membership in Professional Organizations
Agronomy Society of America. 2004-present.
Western Society of Weed Science. 2000-2008.
National Association of County Agricultural Agents. 1998-present.
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Oregon Society of Weed Science. 1998-2008.
Oregon Association of County Agricultural Agents. 1998-present.
Oregon State University Extension Association. 1998-present.
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