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.
Our programs, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are focused on:
Healthy communities and economies
Resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems
Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
David Hannaway, Mylen Bohle, Daniel Miles, Yitian Lin, Brianna Randow |
Sep 2019 |
Have a Question? Ask an Expert!
Ask an Expert is a way for you to get answers from the Oregon State University Extension Service. We have experts in family and health, community development, food and agriculture, coastal issues, forestry, programs for young people, and gardening.
Q: We garden as organically as possible and endeavor to avoid persistent herbicides and pesticides in the compost we add to our gardens. I make most of our compost, but we have access to a large amount of spent mushroom ...
The orchard, established at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center – 23 miles south of downtown Portland – is the brainchild of Nik Wiman, OSU Extension orchard crops specialist.
The effort has focused on providing urgent video communications in Spanish and Mam – a language spoken by more than a half-million people in Guatemala – in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the county.
Dusti Linnell, Beatriz Botello |
Nov 2020 |
A message from OSU President Alexander: Moving forward together
"By engaging in important conversations about race and racism, justice and equity; by learning from each other; and by taking specific actions, we will constantly strive to advance the culture of belonging, collaboration and innovation that we aspire to in the university’s strategic plan. And we will provide a transformative education that is accessible for all learners – another goal of our strategic plan...Let us act together." Read the full statement. (https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/president/moving-forward-together-overview)