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.

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Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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Deschutes County

3800 SW Airport Way
Building #4
Redmond, OR 97756
United States

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Upcoming Events

Jun 26

Water-wise Pollinator Gardens

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Bend, OR
Jul 6

Kids in the Garden

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Bend, OR
Jul 13

Kids in the Garden (NE Bend)

10:00 am - 11:00 am Bend, OR
Jul 20

High Desert Garden Tour

9:00 am - 3:30 pm Madras, OR

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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Enjoying our Healthy Harvest

Nutrition Education Curriculum for 4th graders, from garden or market to the table. Participants learn how to select, clean and store produce, and make a simple preparation for sampling. Lessons can be adapted for all age groups. Includes High Speed Hand Washing lesson plan and supporting activities.

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Forestry and Natural Resources

Our agents and specialists share knowledge about the latest techniques in natural resource management through educational programs and materials. We work with forest owners, foresters and other natural resource managers, educators (PreK-12), Christmas tree growers, loggers and forest workers, and others.

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