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

During the COVID-19 pandemic, county staff are continuing to serve county residents by working remotely to continue many programs, developing online courses and educational resources.  Click below under What We Do, Online Resources and Activities to access information on Tree School, Wildfire Preparedness and Prevention, and an upcoming Land Steward Course as well as other online course areas and activities from many program areas across counties in Oregon.

What We Do

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

Online resources and activities

Our OSU Extension faculty are quickly creating new ways to bring learning to meet your needs. We work to engage the curiosity of kids and adults, to support the well-being of people, communities, and local economies, and to give you the information you need to pull through the COVID-19 crisis.

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4-H Youth Development

Building confidence, resiliency, and civic mindedness in our youth. Cultivating positive youth development through youth and family programs that foster essential skills for life, leadership, careers, health, and community.

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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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Latest news

Extension adapts High Speed Hand Washing technique for ag industry

Extension recently released a collection of resources for farmers and ranchers and food production or packing plant supervisors to use in the workplace.

Chris Branam | Jul 8, 2020 | News Story

Facing down health and economic concerns, Extension helps deliver successful Oregon cherry harvest in Wasco County

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing high infection rates in other agricultural regions of the Pacific Northwest, cherry growers in Wasco County worried that their workers would be unable or unwilling to travel north from California to pick.

Jim Sloan | Jul 6, 2020 | News Story

Contact us

  • General Phone NUmber - During Pandemic, please leave a VM or enter a direct staff extension 541-386-3343
  • Ann Harris x38228
  • Bridget Hinton x38256
  • Dani Annala x38260
  • Lauren Kraemer x38258
  • Megan Wickersham x38257
  • Master Gardener Plant Clinic (you will receive a call back) x38259
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Other locations

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