Celia August

What we do

Extension faculty, staff, and trained volunteers work alongside local partners to provide educational workshops, activities, and services tailored to the unique industries, natural resources, and people in our communities.

Oregon State University's land grant mission drives us to conduct research and share research-based education to improve economic vitality and promote personal and environmental health.

Highlights

Family Care Connection

The Child Care Resource & Referral for Clatsop, Lincoln and Tillamook Counties.

Lincoln County

Master Gardeners

Supporting home gardeners, landscapers and community gardens through classes, research, networks and expert advice. Enhancing sustainable practices and productivity through accessible Master Gardener expertise and walk-in clinics. Promoting native flora and fauna, pollinators, and other beneficial insects.

Lincoln County

Healthy people, families and communities

Engaging with communities and families to collectively implement strategies that address food insecurity, support a healthy and sustainable food system, and promote healthy eating patterns and active living. Delivering nutrition and food safety education in English and Spanish. Presenting canning classes and web-based resources on food preservation and safety.

Lincoln County

4-H youth development

Building confidence, resiliency, and civic mindedness in our youth. Cultivating positive youth development through programs that foster essential skills for life, leadership, careers and health. Offering field trips, camps, workshops, and youth-directed projects. Preparing youth for college and careers through science and technology education, outdoor learning, and after-school programs.

Lincoln County

Our ocean environment

Responding to the needs of ocean users, stimulating the local economy, and fostering mutual understanding among the fishing industry, the academic community and the public. Engaging with industry to tackle sea safety, whale entanglement, seafood origins and fisheries management. Shedding light on complex decisions surrounding ocean reserves, aquaculture and wave energy.

Lincoln County

Forestry and natural resources

Working to ensure our forests provide the wide array of benefits that we treasure — now and always. Supporting woodland owners, communities and industry through trainings, research, tours, technical support and expert advice. Promoting practices that maintain clean waterways and a clean environment.

Lincoln County

Programs offered

  • Better Bones and Balance®: Classes and exercises designed to gradually improve balance and strength to avoid falls and maintain independence.
  • Home Food Safety and Preservation Program: Food safety and preservation resources and classes, provided through the Oregon State University Extension Family and Community Health, ensures Oregonians have access to the most reliable information available. It is critical that those who prepare food and practice preserving and processing foods at home have access to research-based information on safe food handling. Many of the county offices offer food preservation programs and workshops, including our Master Food Preserver program.
  • Lincoln County 4-H: 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.
  • Lincoln County Master Gardeners: A program that educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants. This program also facilitates the training of a highly educated group of volunteers. These volunteers extend sustainable gardening information to their communities through education and outreach programs.
  • Nutrition Education and Outreach Programs: The OSU Extension Service Nutrition Education and Outreach Programs are a part of the Family and Community Health Program and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Programs include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services, and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). These...
  • OSU Small Farms: The goal of the Small Farms program is to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of small farms by employing appropriate scale production and marketing techniques. The program works toward improving small farm horticultural production and small-scale livestock, poultry & forage production.
  • Outdoor School: This is an exciting time for Oregon and for Oregon’s 5th and 6th grade students as OSU Extension works in collaboration with schools, partners, and communities to support and grow the statewide Outdoor School program, building on a legacy that began in 1966.