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Bob and Kaety Jacobson Oral History Interview. January 20, 2015

Bob and Kaety Jacobson Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna.

January 20, 2015

Location:  Lincoln County Extension Office, Newport, Oregon.

Bob Jacobson (b. 1939) attended Oregon State as an undergraduate and member of the Beaver basketball team, graduating with a degree in Business and Technology in 1963. Three years later, he became the country's first Marine Extension Agent, working with coastal fishermen and seafood processors, as well as state-wide policymakers, for nearly three decades. His daughter Kaety Jacobson (b. 1981) is a 2003 OSU graduate in Natural Resources. In 2005, she too began a career as a Marine Extension Agent, operating out of her hometown of Newport. In their interview, the Jacobsons reflect on their closely connected experiences as OSU students and Marine Extension Agents on Oregon's coast, commenting on the similarities and differences that each has observed over the decades.