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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2022 OSU Extension Annual Report
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.
OSU Extension's controlled burning curriculum, modeled after practices used by Indigenous peoples for millenia, supports wildlife habitat and plays an important part in the traditions, culture and sovereignty of tribes.
Kym Pokorny |
Jan 14, 2022 |
Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
It’s unclear why the population of brown marmorated stink bug exploded this year. Like other insects, the population of the shield-shaped brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) varies from year to year depending on climatic factors.
As a result of the project, students engaged in activities that supported learning skills in reading (following instructions) writing (science journals), math (graphs and measurements), science exploration and design challenges.
Jody Einerson, Diana Camacho-Figueroa |
Nov 2022 |
Students receive a monthly box designed for third- through fifth-grade students with activities, instructions and all the needed materials to explore hands-on STEAM activities.
Chris Branam |
Aug 18, 2022 |
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.
Foods that are naturally high in acid, including most fruits, or acidified foods, such as pickles and salsas, may be processed in a steam canner. Most tested recipes for processing high acid foods in a boiling water canner may be adapted for use in a steam canner by using these instructions.
Caryn Wheeler, Jared Hibbard-Swanson |
Nov 2022 |
Conducting a successful malolactic fermentation Parameter Recommendation Action Grapes pH Fruit condition Between 3.20 and 3.50 Visible rot, off odors Acid addition after cold soak Sorting Crush/Destem Maceration SO2 Potential alcohol ...
James Osborne |
Nov 2022 |
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