We’re making a difference in what matters to your community
OSU Extension partners with communities in every county of Oregon to provide information, services and expertise to meet local challenges and help every Oregonian thrive. We are committed to creating positive change through programs and providing spaces where each person feels safe and welcome.
An Oregon State University study published in 2021 found that soaking raw ingredients – usually grains, nuts or seeds – to make "sprouted" foods lowers the risk of salmonella growth on these increasingly popular healthy snack foods.
Extensión de Oregon (OSU), a través de su Programa de Salud Familiar y Comunitaria en la Facultad de Salud Pública y Ciencias Humanas, recibió fondos para agilizar la divulgación local y establecer la confianza y aceptación de las vacunas en la población latina del estado.
Chris Branam |
Aug 19, 2021 |
Resilient and productive forests and natural ecosystems
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.
When Portland-area youth affected by the pandemic and a social justice movement taking place in their city needed an outlet to express themselves publicly through art, an Oregon State University team of educators and specialists planned and executed the inaugural OSU Virtual Art Show.
Growing Healthy Kids presented a new video lesson every Thursday through mid-May. The video lessons, about eight to 10-minutes long, give students opportunities to learn basic plant parts and encourage students to try a variety of fruits and vegetables using their senses.
Nov 2021 |
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.
In parts of Oregon, pasture forage for grazing livestock is lacking early in the growing season. That forces livestock producers to rely on costly harvested forages for supplemental feed. There is another option. Research has ...
Getting ewes to adopt orphan lambs requires the orphans to smell like the ewe's own brood. There are several ways to transfer the ewe's smell to the orphan and pull off a successful adoption. Here's how to do it.
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