"Extending Knowledge and Changing Lives"

The Linn County Office of the Oregon State University Extension Service provides research-based educational information and programs in agriculture, forestry, 4-H/youth and Family and Community Development for the citizens of Linn County.

County Extension agents are faculty members of the colleges at Oregon State University. OSU Extension programs in Linn County are funded by cooperative agreement of Linn county government, Oregon State University (Extension Service), and the United States Department of Agriculture. We have been serving Linn County since 1934.

GROWING (formerly UPDATE) is published jointly by OSU Extension Service – Linn County, Linn County Extension Association and the Albany Democrat-Herald. GROWING is published every other month and is supplied to Linn County residents as an insert in the Albany Democrat-Herald. If you are not a regular subscriber to the Albany Democrat-Herald, you may Click here to be added to the GROWING mailing list.

We are excited to offer GROWING online!
Check here for the latest issue each month.


July/August 2014

Past issues of GROWING and UPDATE

May/June 2014

See archived issues of UPDATE here.


Stop by or give us a call anytime Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We are located at 104 4th Ave SW, Albany, or by phone at 541-967-3871.

OSU Extension programs are open to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Upcoming Events

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Sep. 02, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sep. 02, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Learn to preserve the summer harvest! Canning will be emphasized in the classes, but we …
Sep. 04, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Learn to preserve the summer harvest! Canning will be emphasized in the classes, but we …
Sep. 06, 2014 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tour the family forest of Mike & Molly Albrecht see the work they have done …
Sep. 06, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
  Use a pressure canner to preserve a maximum of 24 jars of the best …

Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the United States show no significant differences in health or in the nutritional content of their milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University researchers and their collaborators.

A crop scientist with international experience has been named as director of Oregon State University’s Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Pendleton.

Health warnings issued when beaches have high levels of bacteria do not keep many surfers out of the water, according to a new study by Oregon State University.

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