Extension agricultural programs are focused on farms and ranches with concern for environmental stewardship, consumer health and farm safety. The program builds public awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of agriculture. Subject matter is based on research.
Educational programs are provided in livestock and dairy management, pasture and grazing management, food safety, and environmental stewardship.
There are 19,600 head of beef cattle in Coos County and breeding cows make up 10,000 of this number. The 10,000 head of sheep in the county include 6,400 breeding ewes. More than 88,000 acres of hill land are used for grazing cattle and sheep; over half of this is improved to some extent.