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Chris Branam

Public Issues Education Leader
I serve as the lead public information officer in the OSU Extension Communications office. I cover 4-H, Family and Community Health, Extension Outdoor School and Oregon Sea Grant Extension. I can be reached at 541-737-2940.

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Originally from Fresno, I worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for nearly 20 years before moving to university communications in 2012. I joined Extension Communications in December 2016. I cover 4-H, Family and Community Health, Extension Outdoor School, and Oregon Sea Grant Extension.

Content by Chris Branam

StrongWomen participants and volunteers gain a resource in new website

The website provides participants with everything they need to know about the program, including exercise videos that allow them to follow along at home.

Chris Branam | Feb 24, 2021 | News story

4-H youths learn emergency preparedness through Extension initiative

MyPI Oregon is a a leadership and educational outreach program training youths to help their communities during disasters, specifically the predicted Cascadia Earthquake.

Chris Branam | Feb 22, 2021 | News story

Farm To School and School Garden programs innovate during pandemic

Extension Farm to School and School Garden educators in Klamath and Lincoln counties came up with creative alternatives to face-to-face experiences.

Chris Branam | Feb 10, 2021 | News story

Oregon Sea Grant Extension uses pandemic survey results to guide its work

The findings have already helped guide Sea Grant Extension’s response to the emergency.

Chris Branam | Jan 6, 2021 | News story

Extension assists with COVID-19 testing in Columbia, Washington counties

So far, the Columbia County clinics have resulted in 585 tests. Extension volunteers are helping with traffic flow, registration, and supporting the medical team with quality control checks.

Chris Branam | Dec 23, 2020 | News story

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