Who We Are

Hands-on nutrition education for first and second graders at the Albany Boys and Girls Club. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum.)
Hands-on nutrition education for first and second graders at the Albany Boys and Girls Club. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum.)
C.I. Lewis talking from the Oregon Agricultural College Farming Demonstration Train. Early 1900s. (Courtesy of OSU Archives, HC1547_Lewis.)
C.I. Lewis talking from the Oregon Agricultural College Farming Demonstration Train. Early 1900s. (Courtesy of OSU Archives, HC1547_Lewis.)

The Oregon State University Extension Service celebrates over 100 years of educational outreach. From the beginning, OSU Extension's mission has been to convey research-based knowledge in a way that is useful for people to improve their lives, their homes, and their communities. View our locations across the state.

OSU Extension Service is part of the Division of University Outreach and Engagement. Other units in this division include Ecampus, Professional Noncredit Education and Summer Session.

How it works

OSU Extension faculty work with business people, growers, foresters, youth, and community leaders. They see first-hand what’s working, and what’s not working, in Oregon communities. Extension educators consult with scientists at Oregon State University, where they focus their research on the real issues important to real people. Results from that research circle back to the community through Extension programs. Knowledge grows from this cycle of reaching out and engaging the people who use it.

Our History

Read about the last 100 years of OSU Extension...

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