The SAGE Center in Boardman, Oregon. SAGE stands for Sustainable AGriculture and Energy.
Photos by Cheryl Landes
The exit to Boardman, Oregon, where the SAGE Center is located, is often ignored by drivers on Interstate 84. But if you want to learn about the history and technology for sustainable agriculture and energy, it’s worth a stop.
The interactive exhibits here are educational and fun. You can try your hand at milking a cow (not a real one, but you’ll get the idea) or operating a combine.
A potato sensor at the SAGE Center in Boardman, Oregon
The combine simulator at the SAGE Center in Boardman, Oregon.
The cow milking station at the SAGE Center in Boardman, Oregon
An exhibit focusing on the types of food grown in Oregon at the SAGE Center in Boardman. Agriculture is one of the state’s largest industries.
A tree farm exhibit at the SAGE Center in Boardman, Oregon.
This exhibit at the SAGE Center provides an introduction to barges and their roles in transporting goods along the Columbia River.