Crook County Extension

498 SE Lynn Blvd
Prineville, OR 97754
United States

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Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
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Crook County Extension

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The OSU/Crook County Extension Service, located in the city of Prineville, has provided research-based, informal educational programs to the citizens of Crook County since 1914. This is done through coordinating educational tours, conferences, short courses, workshops and demonstrations.  We also provide brochures, publications, and research based information on a variety of subjects both in the office, over the phone, in the field, and on line.

Extension staff in Crook County along with regional Extension Staff and volunteers, offer programs and assistance in 4-H & Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Family & Community Health, Forestry & Natural Resources, Livestock, Marine/Fisheries, Range & Natural Resources and Small Farms/Small Acreage.

Upcoming Events

Open Garden- Hollinshead Community Garden

Deschutes County Extension Event

Sat, Aug 18, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join OSU Master Gardener volunteers for an Open Garden at Hollinshead Community Garden.

Start Fermenting Vegetables and Fruits

Deschutes County Extension Event

Tue, Aug 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fermented vegetables and fruits have regained popularity as a pickled product. Unlike quick pickling, fermented foods take time to develop the flavor and texture. It is worth the wait though, for pickle enthusiasts!

Canning Safe Salsa

Deschutes County Extension Event

Thu, Aug 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salsas made from vegetables and fruits add exciting flavors to your meals or snacks. Have fun learning how to make two versions of America's favorite condiment for your pantry shelf with safe canning techniques
Broccoli ready to blanch

Freezing Your Harvest

Deschutes County Extension Event

Tue, Aug 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Freezing the extra food from farmer’s markets, you-picks at farms or orchards, seasonal sales at the grocery store or your own garden’s bounty can be easy and rewarding. When you prepare and freeze food for quick recipe assembly or ready-to-eat meals, your freezer becomes the source for your homemade “fast food.”

Pasture Management Workshop

Deschutes County Extension Event

Tue, Aug 28, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Are you interested in learning more about pastures and how to manage them? Join local OSU Extension agents for a free interactive class on pasture and forage management.

Open Garden at Northwest Crossing Community Garden

Deschutes County Extension Event

Sat, Sep 1, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join OSU Master Gardener volunteers for an Open House at Northwest Crossing Community Garden.

Nourishing Your Eyes with OSU Extension Service

Deschutes County Extension Event

Thu, Sep 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The High Desert offers many environmental challenges for our eyes. Dry air, glare from the sun, wind and smoke from wildfires can all take a toll while enjoying outdoor activities or the beautiful scenery. Increase your knowledge and awareness of strategies to help promote eye health by participating in the Nourishing Your Eyes interactive workshop at the Oregon State University Extension Deschutes county office in Redmond. The session will be on Thursday, September 6, from 9:00 AM to noon. The class fee is $10.00. Class size is limited.

Garden Learning Curve

Deschutes County Extension Event

Sat, Sep 15, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free garden class taught by OSU Master Gardener volunteers

Small Steps to Health and Wealth with Cooking Classes

Deschutes County Extension Event

Tue, Oct 2, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
RSVP by September 4th by calling 541-548-6088. Classes are Tuesday evenings, starting on October 2nd, from 5:30-8:30 pm

Fuels Reduction 101, Hands-on Training

Deschutes County Extension Event

Fri, Nov 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
How do I select which and how many trees to thin? • What is the best way to build a burn pile? • How do I care for my chainsaw?
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