Harney County Extension Office

450 N. Buena Vista #10

Burns, OR 97720

Phone: (541) 573-2506

Fax: (541) 573-8387

Open: 8AM - 4PM Monday - Friday

Making the Future Better through Teaching, Service & Research!

In a year's time, the Harney County Extension program contacts an average of 20,000 people through workshops, seminars, committee meetings, volunteer programs, field days and through 4-H and Ag Extension newsletter as well as individual consultations. This does not include media contacts.

Educational programs/resources are offered in the areas of:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • 4-H/Youth Development
  • Family Living

Extension programs utilize volunteer outreach in the areas of 4-H. These volunteers receive training and educational materials in exchange for service they provide for the 4-H Extension program. We currently have 77 volunteer 4-H leaders and parents, 215 4-Hers and 47 active 4-H clubs with projects ranging from livestock, horses, rabbits, dogs, leathercrafts, photography, cooking, sewing, knitting and scrapbooking.

OSU Extension is a partnership of USDA at the federal level, OSU at the state level, and Harney County.


Harney County Fast Facts

Established: Feb. 25, 1889

Elev. at Burns: 4,148'

Area: 10,228 sq.mi.

Average Temp.: January 27.5, July 69.4

Annual Precipitation: 10.13"

Economy: Forest products, manufacturing, livestock and agriculture.

Source: Oregon Blue Book

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