Hood River County

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Investing in a Vibrant Hood River

Building a community of health, improving farming practices and profitability, developing community horticulture, strengthening youth resiliency and college readiness, and enhancing natural resources. We have been serving the residents of Hood River County and the Mid-Columbia area for over 80 years.

Growing County Resources

  • A $1 investment in OSU Extension by Hood River County leverages $4 in other resources and services.
  • 179 trained volunteers contribute 14,449 hours of service (valued at $367,438), increasing Extension program impact and developing community resiliency.
  • 100% high school graduation rate for our Juntos students
  • Serving 54.31% of Hood River County's 23,137 (2015 census) population.

Currently open

Mon - Thu: 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri: Closed

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2019 Fall a la Carte Food Preservation Class

PRE-REGISTRATION and PAYMENT is REQUIRED for each class. Canning Homemade Soups & Stocks - November 18, 2019; 6-9pm. Want to enjoy delicious homemade soup & stock all winter? You'll learn the do's & don't's of soup making as well as how to safety pressure can. Cost $20 Hood River FISH Food Bank - 1130 Tucker Road. The same class is held on November 19 from 1-4pm at the Zion Lutheran Church - 101 W 10th Street, The Dalles. Register Read more...

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Upcoming Events

Nov 18

Fall 2019 a la Carte Food Preservation Class

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hood River, OR
Dec 9

Pesticide CORE Course

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hood River, OR

What We Do

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

Healthy People, Families, and Communities

Partnering with families, organizations, and communities to enhance health and wellness for every stage of life. Building knowledge and skills through nutrition education, Master Food Preserver classes, StrongWomen strength training programs, and collaborative community coalitions.

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Home Garden and Landscape

Supporting gardeners through trainings and opportunities to learn and share knowledge with the community. Providing education through research, technical support, trainings, expert advice, and community demonstration gardens.

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Tree Fruit Production and Pest Control

Promoting profitable and sustainable tree fruit production and pest control through trainings, research, technical support, community outreach, and expert advice.

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