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.

Announcements

Wasco 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...

FY21 Wasco County 4-H & Extension Service District Budget Committee Meeting

The 2020-2021 budget for the Wasco County 4-H & Extension Service District will be presented at the Virtual Budget Committee Meeting May 13th. Read more...

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Visitor information

Open by appointment only.

Hours of operation

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

Contact us

Office: 541-296-5494
Office fax

Address

Upcoming events

May 17
May 24

Around the Garden Series: Growing Herbs

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PDT Online
May 31

What we do

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

Open Campus

Open Campus provides local access to education through community-based partnerships and unique programming, meeting needs of the Oregon communities we serve.

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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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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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