Linn County Extension

Harvesting Kentucky 31 TF, June 2016, Linn County Oregon

Sunflower field along HWY 226, Crabtree, Oregon

Laurie Gibson

Bumble Bee on checkermallow in field

Linn County 4-H Fair

33630 McFarland Road
Tangent, OR 97389
United States

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Linn County Extension

News & Announcements

Food Safety & Preservation Hotline Open for the Season

The OSU Extension Service Food Safety and Preservation Hotline starts on July 16 and ends on October 12, 2018 (M-F, 9am-4pm). Call 1-800-354-7319 (toll-free) Read More...

Linn-Benton 2019 Master Gardener program - apply now!

Do you love to make things grow? Apply to join our cohort of plant enthusiasts in Linn and Benton Counties. As part of the Master Gardener volunteer team, you will build your gardening knowledge and share what you learn with our communities. Read More...

The Linn County Office of the Oregon State University Extension Service provides research-based educational information and programs in agriculture, forestry, 4-H/youth, and Family and Community Health for the citizens of Linn County.

County Extension agents are faculty members of the colleges at Oregon State University. OSU Extension programs in Linn County are funded by cooperative agreement of Linn County government, Oregon State University (Extension Service), and the United States Department of Agriculture. We have been serving Linn County since 1934.

After a fun-filled/engaging spring and summer, the 4-H Food + Fun Club is getting ready to power up in Linn and Benton counties. We will be working with middle school students at Linus Pauling and Calapooia Middle Schools to increase their knowledge of nutrition and physical activity through experiential learning opportunities. Through weekly engagement, more than 140 youth will be offered a new perspective about healthier living and learning in a safe, welcoming environment.

Lindsay Walker

Upcoming Events

Planting Shrubs for Year-Round Interest

Linn County Extension Event

Mon, Oct 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Linn County Master Gardeners and the Lebanon Garden Club for the Lebanon Second Monday Lunchtime Gardening Series.

In this workshop, Trudie Bason of Timeless Gardens digs into which shrubs will give you a continuous display.

Mason Bees: Sweet Home Saturday Garden Class

Linn County Extension Event

Sat, Oct 13, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn gardening tips and tricks from the experts! Find out how you can host mason bees, which are beneficial pollinator for gardens and farms.
Blue mason bee house on a weathered board fence

Mason Bee Cocoon Class

Linn County Extension Event

Sat, Oct 13, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mason bees help with pollination in gardens, farms and nature. Learn how to care for their cocoons so these bees can benefit your plants.
Blue mason bee house on a weathered board fence

Mason Bee Cocoon Class

Linn County Extension Event

Sat, Oct 20, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mason bees help with pollination in gardens, farms and nature. Learn how to care for their cocoons so these bees can benefit your plants.
Blue mason bee house on a weathered board fence

Mason Bee Cocoon Class

Linn County Extension Event

Mon, Oct 22, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mason bees help with pollination in gardens, farms and nature. Learn how to care for their cocoons so these bees can benefit your plants.
Blue mason bee house on a weathered board fence

Mason Bee Cocoon Class

Linn County Extension Event

Tue, Oct 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mason bees help with pollination in gardens, farms and nature. Learn how to care for their cocoons so these bees can benefit your plants.
Blue mason bee house on a weathered board fence

Mason Bee Cocoon Class

Linn County Extension Event

Thu, Oct 25, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mason bees help with pollination in gardens, farms and nature. Learn how to care for their cocoons so these bees can benefit your plants.
Blue mason bee house on a weathered board fence

Mason Bee Cocoon Class

Linn County Extension Event

Tue, Oct 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mason bees help with pollination in gardens, farms and nature. Learn how to care for their cocoons so these bees can benefit your plants.
Blue mason bee house on a weathered board fence

Mason Bee Cocoon Class

Linn County Extension Event

Sat, Nov 3, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mason bees help with pollination in gardens, farms and nature. Learn how to care for their cocoons so these bees can benefit your plants.

The garden in winter: Sweet Home Saturday Garden Class

Linn County Extension Event

Sat, Nov 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn gardening tips and tricks from the experts! This class will show you what to do with your garden during colder months.

Good Bug / Bad Bug: Sweet Home Saturday Garden Class

Linn County Extension Event

Sat, Jan 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn gardening tips and tricks from the experts! Find out how to:
-- send insect pests packing 
--attract beneficial insects that will pollinate plants and eat insects that damage your garden
--and more!

4-H Teens as Teachers - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Benton County 4-H Event

Mon, Aug 27, 2018 - Mon, Oct 8, 2018 (All Day)
Learn to teach health related topics while gaining new skills!

Coming up Flowers!

Polk County 4-H Event

Sat, Sep 29, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Katie Paaso, former professional florist and knowledgeable fair judge will instruct on topics such as cut flower exhibits, flower arranging and bouquets.

Living on the Land series - Scio

Benton County Extension Event

Thu, Oct 4, 2018 6:00 pm - Thu, Oct 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Living on the Land is a class series for landowners new to managing small-scale livestock farms. There are 4 classes in the series.
Dirt path through wooded area.

Lamers Forest Property Tour

Benton County Extension Event

Sat, Oct 6, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Join Marion & Polk OSWA for a look around at the Lamers Forests property just west of Monmouth. Brothers Terry and Lee will share their experience growing redwoods, thinning, logging, pond building and other forestry topics.

Living on the Land, Scio OR: Soil Health & Water Resources

OSU Small Farms Event

Thu, Oct 11, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn the basics of planning for natural resource management, including soil health and water resources.

4-H Teens as Teachers Training *Registration Required

Benton County 4-H Event

Fri, Oct 12, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hands-on, interactive health lessons provided to new youth!
Dirt path through wooded area.

Fall Slash Burning Demonstration at Lamers Forest

Benton County Extension Event

Mon, Oct 15, 2018 8:00 am - Thu, Nov 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Join The Lamers brothers and Marion & Polk OSWA a chance to see and learn about slash pile burning practices from a 9 acre clear-cut completed in March 2018. It will be done of fairly short notice within a burning window of Oct 15 and November 15, depending on weather and required permits.
Dirt path through wooded area.

Revisiting the November 2014 Ice Storm

Benton County Extension Event

Tue, Oct 16, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
We will visit areas on public and private land that were heavily impacted by the November 2014 Coast Range ice storm for a “rear view mirror” look at forest management. We will learn what landowners did to mitigate the timber damage and how their decisions have panned out, four years later.

Living on the Land, Scio OR: Pasture & Grazing Management

OSU Small Farms Event

Thu, Oct 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Make the most of your pasture by learning how grass plants grow, rotational grazing, nutrient and winter-time management.
Dirt path through wooded area.

Woodland Measurements Workshop

Benton County Extension Event

Sat, Oct 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Dave Hibbs for a class that will look at ways to collect and analyze both density and volume data.
three native flowering plants

Webinar: OSU Research on Native Plants in the PNW Garden

Linn County Master Gardeners Event

Mon, Oct 22, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a special offering in the OSU Extension Master Gardener Advanced Training webinar series. “First Look” invites Oregon State University graduate students to share their research projects and results with Master Gardeners.

Drop-in Class: Season Extension with Low Tunnels & Row Covers

Linn County Master Gardeners Event

Tue, Oct 30, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us at the LBCC Veterans Garden to learn how to extend your gardening season with this hands-on class on how to bend hoops and install row covers on raised beds.
Blue mason bee house on a weathered board fence

Mason Bee Cocoon Class

Benton County Extension Event

Thu, Nov 1, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mason bees help with pollination in gardens, farms and nature. Learn how to care for their cocoons so these bees can benefit your plants.

Dairy Goat Day

OSU Small Farms Event

Sat, Nov 3, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sponsored by Emerald Dairy Goat Association & OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program

Classes, displays, and hands-on learning in a friendly, low-key setting will strengthen your goat confidence and know-how. If you are an experienced “goat person” or you hope, to be, this event is for you!

Dairy Goat Field Day

Benton County Extension Event

Sat, Nov 3, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Classes, displays, and hands-on learning in a friendly low-key setting will strengthen your goat confidence and know-how. If you are an experienced "goat person" or you hope to be, this event is for you!
Plan to participate and learn more about:
Blue mason bee house on a weathered board fence

Mason Bee Class

Benton County Extension Event

Thu, Nov 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mason bees help with pollination in gardens, farms and nature. Learn how to care for their cocoons so these bees can benefit your plants.
various plant galls

Webinar: Weird & Wonderful World of Plant Galls

Linn County Master Gardeners Event

Mon, Nov 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This webinar is part of the 2018 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension.
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