Lane County Update
The Oregon State University Extension Service closed its office near the Lane County fairgrounds on September 2 and has concluded all educational programming at that site. The Nutrition Education Program, newly relocated to 783 Grant Street in Eugene, is the sole Extension program now operating in Lane County. It is continuing to operate because it is federally funded and does not rely on local matching funds.
Staff Chair Steve Dodrill reports that Extension’s Lane County website will evolve in the months ahead, providing access to a broader selection of online educational opportunities. He also encourages Extension supporters to stay connected with each other through the organization’s Facebook social media site (http://www.facebook.com/OSU.Extension.Service.Lane.County).
“OSU will continue exploring potential partnerships and funding sources that might bring local Extension programs back to Lane County, but we also are committed to expanding our online presence,” said Dodrill. “The Internet offers important opportunities to reach new audiences and introduces efficiencies in the way we deliver Extension’s educational programming.”