We’re making a difference in what matters to your community
OSU Extension partners with local communities to provide trusted expertise and science-based knowledge to address critical issues and help every Oregonian thrive. We are committed to creating positive change through programs and providing spaces where each person feels safe and welcome.
Building resiliency and creating positive change for Oregonians.
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The power of OSU Extension Service
Our work is as richly diverse as Oregon’s communities. We’re helping kids reach their full potential through programs like 4-H. We’re encouraging resilience across the food chain — from pollinator health to farm and ranch productivity. We’re supporting sustainable natural resource management and enhancing health and well-being for every stage of life. OSU Extension is a link. A partnership. A trusted resource. A legacy. This report shows how we contribute to building resilient communities across Oregon.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University-led collaboration of ecologists and art historians has demonstrated that landscape paintings from more than 150 years ago can advance environmental science.
Steve Lundeberg |
Sep 13, 2023 |
Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
The plants in the field trials were chosen by an advisory group of nursery growers and landscape designers and were evaluated on growth, visual appeal, timing of flowering, density of flowers, physiology and heat tolerance.
Since 2020, a statewide research team has been investigating alternatives to chlorpyrifos, which is being phased out at the end of 2023 and targets persistent insects affecting more than 40 specialty crops that help drive Oregon’s economy.
Mary Arnold is a developmental scientist who has led positive youth development program development and evaluation in the OSU Extension 4-H program since 2000.
Chris Branam |
Oct 27, 2023 |
Out there: Serving Oregon
Extension is one of three OSU Statewide Public Service programs that serve Oregon’s diverse landscapes and communities. We learn with and from those who are most impacted by Oregon’s most pressing issues. We are building bridges among our state’s communities around shared goals and values that result in real solutions.
Ask Extension is a way for you to get answers or refer questions to the experts from the Oregon State University Extension Service. Our breadth and depth of expertise cover family and health, community development, food and agriculture, coastal issues, forestry, programs for young people, and gardening.