Linn County

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

We have been serving Linn County since 1914. Stop by or give us a call. We're here to help!

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.

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Linn County vaccine eligibility and information

Oregon Health Authority is distributing the vaccine in phases. Learn about if you are eligible and how to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Read more...

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Visitor information

Open by appointment only.

Hours of operation

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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Upcoming Events

We’re still active across the state delivering our workshops virtually to you. See our online events across the state.

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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Forestry and Natural Resources

Our agents and specialists share knowledge about the latest techniques in natural resource management through educational programs and materials. We work with forest owners, foresters and other natural resource managers, educators ...

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Nutrition and Healthy Living

OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program offers education and resources to help local families meet the practical challenges of life. Our mission is to encourage lifelong health and well-being for every person, every family, and every community in Oregon.

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Southern Willamette Valley Small Farms Program

The Small Farms Program serves commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces both organic/biological and conventional farming systems.

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Livestock and Forages

This program emphasizes economically and environmentally efficient production of livestock and forages in Western Oregon. We apply livestock and forage research and develop educational programs to meet the program needs of producers, land managers, and government agencies.

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News and impact

Extension program offers safety net for depressed and suicidal farmers and ranchers

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) teaches farmers, ranchers and their family and friends how to interrupt the process that leads to suicide.

Kym Pokorny | Mar 3, 2021 | News story

Innovative harvesting system could be a game-changer for the blueberry industry

Called a soft catch system, the mechanism boasts a soft surface for catching the delicate berries in contrast to the hard polycarbonate surface of traditional over-the-row machines.

Kym Pokorny | Feb 17, 2021 | News story

Extension foresters note trend in redwood plantings, plan needs assessment

As landowners in western Oregon start to plant redwood trees more frequently, OSU Extension foresters plan a survey to determine why the tall trees have become popular.

Kym Pokorny | Jan 26, 2021 | News story

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