Deschutes County Extension

A view from our beautiful demonstration garden and our main building. 

Our office is located on the fairgrounds, across from parking lot D.

3893 SW Airport Way
Redmond, OR 97756
United States

Office hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Currently closed

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Deschutes County Extension

News & Announcements

2018 High Desert Garden Tour

Join us for the High Desert Garden Tour on Saturday, July 21st in Bend. Ticket books will be available at the following locations on July 6th: Moonfire and Sun Garden Center, OSU Extension Service (Crook and Deschutes County offices), Schultz Farm and Garden, Shoe Inn, Strictly Organic Coffee Company, Whistle Stop Farm & Flowers, WinterCreek Restoration & Nursery and Worthy Brewing Company.

Welcome to the new OSU Extension website

OSU Extension has been serving Oregon for more than 100 years, and our previous website launched in 2011. It was time for an upgrade! Click the title of this announcement to read more about the upgrade and share your feedback.

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.

Upcoming Events

Native bee on a flower

Gardening with Kids 'Pollinators: What's All the Buzz About'

Deschutes County Extension Event

Sat, Jun 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join OSU Master Gardeners and OSU staff for this free, fun, kid-friendly class. No registration necessary.
cow on pasture

Pasture Management Workshop

Deschutes County Extension Event

Wed, Jun 27, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Learn more about pastures and how to manage them!
An interactive workshop with Central Oregon's Oregon State University Experts.
Please pre-register by calling or emailing the contact information.
Medicine safe

Safe Medications for Life

Deschutes County Extension Event

Thu, Jun 28, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Participants will learn how to protect their family, guests and pets from accidental drug misuse. Each family participating will get a free, locking medication storage box.
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Water-Wise Gardening Series: Bend Water-wise Streetscape Guide

Deschutes County Extension Event

Thu, Jun 28, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join OSU Faculty, Master Gardener volunteers and City of Bend experts for this free workshop.


Deschutes County Extension Event

Sat, Jun 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Join OSU Master Gardener volunteers for this free workshop.
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Flavored Oils, Vinegar, and Seasonings

Deschutes County Extension Event

Wed, Jul 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join OSU experts to safely prepare specialty vinegar, flavored oils, and seasonings. Samples to take home, this is a hands-on workshop.

Rabbit Hopping Clinic

Deschutes County 4-H Event

Sat, Jun 23, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Let's get hopping! Watch a rabbit hopping demonstration, learn and practice how to correctly perform jumps with your rabbit, practice hopping with you rabbit, and make two PVC jumps to take home with you at this fun hands-on learning event!
Man and a horse

Stockmanship School for Predator Mitigation

Umatilla County Extension Event

Mon, Jun 25, 2018 8:00 am - Thu, Jun 28, 2018 5:00 pm
Instructors: Whit Hibbard and Steve Cote
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Judging Palooza

Deschutes County 4-H Event

Sat, Jul 14, 2018 - Sun, Jul 15, 2018 (All Day)
This two day judging event starts off on Saturday, July 14 at 9 am with a livestock judging clinic and rounds out Sunday, July 15 at 7 am with a livestock judging contest.
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