Sherman County

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Sherman County is known as "the Land of Wheat." Encompassing a total of 531,840 acres (831 square miles; approximately 20 miles wide and 42 miles long), nearly 58% of the county's land is tilled and soft white winter wheat is the major crop. In fact, Sherman County is annually the third largest wheat producing county in Oregon, despite being 29th out of 36 counties in size. However, the 58% of land tilled ranks number one, far above the state average of 8% of tilled land per county. Sherman County is the only county in Oregon without natural forestation.

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Sherman County vaccine eligibility and information

All Oregonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 19. Read more...

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Visitor information

Open by appointment only.

Hours of operation

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-12:30 pm, 1:00 pm-4:30 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.

Crops

Information for our local farmers

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Youth Activities

4-H empowers young people with hands-on learning experiences to help them grow and thrive. By creating a safe and welcoming environment, young people develop the skills needed to make a positive impact on the world around them.

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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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News and impact

OSU Extension uses statewide network to encourage participation in vaccinations

Efforts include volunteering at mass vaccination clinics, using the OSU Extension website to curate credible vaccine information and provide local access and eligibility details, and working closely with state and local partners to ...

Chris Branam | Apr 12, 2021 | News story

Virtual Walk With Ease class increases accessibility to disabled adults

Because of this class, all virtual Walk With Ease classes are now more accessible, and the images represent a broader spectrum of physical abilities, as well as ages and race and ethnicities.

Allison Harris | Apr 2021 | Impact story

Extension educates Oregonians to prepare for Cascadia Earthquake

A free online course consists of four modules that contain narrated sessions and additional resources.

Glenda Hyde, Lynette Black | Apr 2021 | Impact story

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