Columbia County

The Extension Service is here to serve the residents of Columbia County, providing knowledge from universities nationwide. We provide research-based information to families, youths, schools, agricultural producers, home gardeners, foresters and governments.

Our office offers a variety of programs, which include 4-H Youth Development, Home Gardening, Agriculture and Small Farms, Family and Community Health, Forestry & Natural Resources, and Master Gardeners.

We offer volunteer opportunities for youth and adults:

  • Volunteer as a Master Gardener, Master Woodland Manager, or with the 4-H youth program
  • Nutrition education events
  • Home Garden educational events

Announcements

Columbia County vaccine eligibility and information

Oregon Health Authority is distributing the vaccine in phases. Learn about if you are eligible and how to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Read more...

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Visitor information

Open by appointment only.

Hours of operation

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Contact us

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What we do

Discover ways to learn and get involved. Here are some highlights of our activities and specialties.

Columbia County Gardening & Small Farms Resources

Stay connected with Chip Bubl, your local Extension Agent, for gardening resources in Columbia County!

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Columbia County Local Food

Columbia County Local Food guide aims to provide resources for farm fresh foods from local producers.

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Columbia County COVID-19 resources

Find current and accurate information about access to food, financial assistance, and health care during the coronavirus crisis.

Columbia County

Activities for Youth

4-H empowers young people with hands-on learning experiences to help them grow and thrive. By creating a safe and welcoming environment, young people develop the skills needed to make a positive impact on the world around them.

Columbia County

Home Garden and Landscape

We provide research-based information for backyard gardeners and green industry professionals, including regional specific information.

Columbia County

News and impact

Extension program offers safety net for depressed and suicidal farmers and ranchers

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) teaches farmers, ranchers and their family and friends how to interrupt the process that leads to suicide.

Kym Pokorny | Mar 3, 2021 | News story

Oregon Sea Grant Extension uses pandemic survey results to guide its work

The findings have already helped guide Sea Grant Extension’s response to the emergency.

Chris Branam | Jan 6, 2021 | News story

Extension assists with COVID-19 testing in Columbia, Washington counties

So far, the Columbia County clinics have resulted in 585 tests. Extension volunteers are helping with traffic flow, registration, and supporting the medical team with quality control checks.

Chris Branam | Dec 23, 2020 | News story

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