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In the Douglas County area, Extension serves our clientele with programs in 4-H, Nutrition Education, food safety and preservation with our Master Food Preservers, Livestock & Forage, Horticulture, Master Gardeners, Forestry, Small Farms, and Food Systems.  In these programs we offer a wealth of non-formal community educational programs and information services. 


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Upcoming Events in Douglas County

Sat, Feb 13, 2016

  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Get Goat Smart!  Being held at the Phoenix School in Roseburg, in associatin with the...

Thu, Feb 18, 2016

Sat, Feb 20, 2016

Sat, Feb 27, 2016

  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Classes will be held at Umpqua Community College in Crooch Hall.

    If you have questions,...

Thu, Mar 3, 2016

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Being held at the Discover Garden by the Riverforks Park.  $5 for non Master Gardeners,...

  • 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Douglas County Livestock Association (DCLA) is sponsoring its annual spring livestock conference...

Fri, Mar 4, 2016

Fri, Mar 4, 2016 - Sat, Mar 5, 2016

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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) in Oregon

Informational Session Recording and Materials

OSU hosted an informational session on PEDv to swine producers on January 28, 2016. Please see the links below to the informational seminar for pork producers regarding the PED virus outbreak in Oregon.  Speakers are Dr. Brad LeaMaster and Dr. Ryan Scholz, State Veterinarian Office and Gene Pirelli and Dr. Chuck Estill, Oregon State University.  Also, please see the links for the various handouts that were provided at the meeting.  This information is also available on our Polk County Extension website at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/polk/livestock-and-forage.  Please feel free to forward this information to others who would be interested.

Video/slideshow of Information Session

OSU Diagnostic Lab test for PED virus

PED virus Vaccination

Presentation Handout

Questions may be directed to Gene Pirelli  gene.pirelli@oregonstate.edu.

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