Wasco County

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The Wasco County Extension Service is your link to Oregon State University. We provide life long learning opportunities in the areas of youth development, home gardening, family & community health, natural resources, sweet cherries and dryland crops. Our county agents are Oregon State University faculty members who extend the University to Wasco County residents through meetings, workshops, 4-H Youth Programs, short courses, tours, newsletters and one-on-one consultations. We also keep the University informed about research and informational needs of the community. County faculty bring the University to you.

Upcoming Events

We’re still active across the state delivering our workshops virtually to you. See our online events across the state.

Announcements

Mornings at the DIG has been cancelled

Due to COVID-19 safety requirements from OSU, we regret that the Mornings at The DIG will NOT be held during 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience. Read more...

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What We Do

Discover ways to learn and get involved. Here are some highlights of our activities and specialties.

Sweet Cherry Production

If you live in The Dalles, OR, life isn’t just a bowl of cherries. It’s more like a cherry avalanche. The agricultural powerhouse located in the Columbia Gorge area is known for its delicious, sweet cherries and its rich history of domestic and international cherry production.

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Home Garden and Landscape

We provide research-based and regional-specific information for backyard gardeners, insect enthusiasts and plant lovers of all types.

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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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Crops

Information for our local farmers

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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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Latest news

Extension 4-H livestock shows adapt to restrictions, deliver for youth

Some shows virtual, using video clips or videoconferencing for showmanship and software for auctions, while others organized in-person events with strict social-distancing rules.

Chris Branam | Aug 7, 2020 | News Story

Bilingual 4-H e-magazine provides activities for children to do at home

Every issue includes an activity that represents the four “Hs” that figure in the youth development organization’s name: head, heart, hands and health.

Chris Branam | Aug 6, 2020 | News Story

OSU data science initiative addresses issues in Oregon’s rural communities

Data Science for the Public Good leverages OSU's significant expertise, resources and infrastructure to address community needs.

Chris Branam | Jul 30, 2020 | News Story

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Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Contact us

Office: 541-296-5494
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