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.
A $650,000 grant allows OSU Extension’s Niche Meat Processors Assistance Network (NMPAN) to lead a collaborative, multi-state program to help solve workforce issues in Oregon and the rest of the Pacific Northwest
Kym Pokorny |
Aug 4, 2023 |
Resilient and productive forests and natural ecosystems
Their voracious appetite for insects turns them bats into a living pesticide that saves farmers billions of dollars a year and helps rid our backyards of insects like mosquitoes, moths, grasshoppers, flies and beetles
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Increases in mortality among Douglas-fir in the Klamath Mountains are the result of multiple factors that have the iconic tree in a “decline spiral” in parts of the region, a new study by the Oregon State University College of Forestry and OSU Extension Service indicates.
Mar 20, 2023 |
Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
“Intro to the Animal World,” attended by 20 children ages 2 through 10, featured 4-H Junior Leader members and their farm animals.
Tayleur Baker |
Jul 26, 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.
As the field season draws to a close for Oregon hemp growers, any change to moist, cooler weather could bring on disease problems caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (hemp canker) and Botrytis cinerea [gray mold (Botrytis bud ...
Damage to floral and cannabinoid hemp from corn earworm pest (Helicoverpa zea) is a major concern to hemp growers potentially resulting in economic losses. The corn earworm is native to the temperate regions of North America. ...
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.