Deschutes County

The Oregon State University Extension Service in Deschutes County provides research-based, objective information to help people solve problems, develop leadership, and manage resources wisely.

Extension staff in Deschutes County offer programs and assistance in Horticulture, Forestry & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Community Development, and Nutrition Education. In addition, regional Extension Staff offer programs in Pasture & Forage Management, Livestock & Range Management, and Specialty Crops.

Extension staff and over 500 volunteers personally assist Deschutes County and Central Oregon residents through meetings, workshops, short courses, tours, publications, and demonstrations.

Announcements

Deschutes 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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Upcoming events

Jan 14 - Apr 22
Feb 11 - Apr 30

What we do

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

Activities for Youth

The 4-H Program in Deschutes County involves approximately 300 volunteer leaders working with about 1200 youth in the 4th through 12th grades. Additionally, the Oregon State University Extension Service reaches over 400 youth through non-traditional youth programs on a continuing basis.

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Food Safety and Preservation in Central Oregon

Preserve food safely

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Open Campus

Open Campus provides local access to education through community-based partnerships and unique programming, meeting needs of the Oregon communities we serve.

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Home Garden and Landscape

We provide education to the residents and commercial green industry in our community. We provide this education through seminars, workshops, publications and several other ways. We also serve as an outlet for all of your ...

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Preserve Food Safely

Trusted resources to help you preserve foods safely and provide best quality.

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News and impact

Grant seeks to make college more accessible to Oregon's Indigenous youth

The project will focus on outreach to pre-college Indigenous youth to improve access and understanding of steps toward college entry and tuition and remove systematic barriers to community college and university completion.

Adrian Gallo | Oct 13, 2020 | News story

Extension awareness campaign celebrates Global Handwashing Day

High Speed Hand Washing can help children and adults avoid getting COVID-19 or sick during the upcoming flu and cold season.

Chris Branam | Oct 9, 2020 | News story

Emergency response fulfills Extension's mission to serve all Oregonians

The OSU Extension Service has a defined role in federal, state and local emergency plans.

Chris Branam | Sep 18, 2020 | News story

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