Hood River County

Photo by Stephen Ward (Cropped from original)

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.


Hood River County vaccine eligibility and information

All Oregonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 19. Read more...

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Visitor information

Open by appointment only.

Contact us

  • General Phone Number - During Pandemic, please leave a VM (press 1 for a directory), or enter a direct staff extension and leave a VM 541-386-3343
  • Ann Harris x38228
  • Dani Annala x38260
  • Lauren Kraemer x38258
  • Megan Wickersham x38257
  • Master Gardener Plant Clinic (you will be contacted) x38259
Office fax


Upcoming events

May 5 - May 26

What we do

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

Open Campus

Open Campus provides local access to education through community-based partnerships and unique programming, meeting needs of the Oregon communities we serve.

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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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Forestry and Natural Resources

Ensuring our forests are resilient and continue to provide the wide array of benefits that we treasure - now and always. Supporting woodland owners, communities, and industry in natural resource management through trainings, ...

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News and impact

OSU Extension uses statewide network to encourage participation in vaccinations

Efforts include volunteering at mass vaccination clinics, using the OSU Extension website to curate credible vaccine information and provide local access and eligibility details, and working closely with state and local partners to ...

Chris Branam | Apr 12, 2021 | News story

Virtual Walk With Ease class increases accessibility to disabled adults

Because of this class, all virtual Walk With Ease classes are now more accessible, and the images represent a broader spectrum of physical abilities, as well as ages and race and ethnicities.

Allison Harris | Apr 2021 | Impact story

Extension educates Oregonians to prepare for Cascadia Earthquake

A free online course consists of four modules that contain narrated sessions and additional resources.

Glenda Hyde, Lynette Black | Apr 2021 | Impact story

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