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News & Public Issues
Want people around the state—and around the world—to know about the impact your work is having? EESC’s Public Issues Education team gives voice to the latest news, discoveries, and impacts made by OSU Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station faculty. We write stories in partnership with you and put your work into layman’s terms that the public can understand, which is the basis of impact reporting. We also are on the front line when emerging issues or emergency information needs to be communicated.
We get the word about your work out through:
- News releases distributed to reporters and editors around the state and nation
- Oregon's Agricultural Progress magazine features
- Impact stories, including through Bridges to Prosperity
- Social media, including OSU Extension's Twitter and Facebook
Even the most knowledgeable experts need help explaining their work to non-experts. That’s why we offer media training to help you learn how to talk to reporters, legislators, and community members about the importance of your work.
How it works
Contact us and tell us about what you’re working on. We’ll help you craft your message, define the audience, and develop the best strategy for telling your story. We can help you connect to the public and lawmakers in your community and beyond. If we need photos or videos to get your message across, we’ll bring in EESC’s multimedia team.
Check out our news & public issues projects
News release collection
We write news releases about your research and Extension so the public can learn about your work.
Bridges to Prosperity
This website contains short impact stories of how our Statewide Public Services—the Agricultural Experiment Station, the Extension Service, and the Forest Research Laboratory—are helping Oregonians and the state’s industries.
Contact: Gail Wells, Public Issues Education Leader