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.

What We Do

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

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High Speed Hand Washing

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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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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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Food Safety and Preservation in Central Oregon

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