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

Activities for Youth

The Tillamook County 4-H program is open to all youth in grades K-12.

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Dairy

We provide education, training, and technical assistance to people with dairy related needs and interests. Major program efforts include enterprise budgeting, waste management, forage management, nutrition, air emissions, labor, and facilities design.

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Food Preservation and Safety

Home food preservation equipment and supplies available.

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Healthy Living

We offer educational information for Oregon families to meet the practical challenges of daily life. Our programs address critical issues for individuals and families and helps Oregonians become healthy, financially secure, and responsible members of society. Program activities empower and enable individuals and families manage their resources to meet needs for food and nutrition.

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Home Garden and Landscape

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

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Open Campus

Conveniently located at Tillamook Bay Community College, Open Campus offers credit classes as well as programs that support professional credentialing, economic development, workforce advancement and lifelong learning.

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Programs Offered

  • Food Hero: Food Hero is your go-to site for quick, tasty, healthy recipes and helpful tips. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you'll find something new for your family to enjoy.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Open Campus: OSU Open Campus, a community-based education partnership convened by Oregon State University, provides local access to learning in order to address the unique educational needs of Oregon’s communities. Through a statewide network of Open Campus education coordinators, working in partnership with community...
  • 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.
  • Tillamook 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.
  • Tillamook 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.