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.

Hours of operation

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

Contact us

Office: 541-296-5494
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Visitor information

Open by appointment only.

Announcements

Vaccine eligibility and information

Oregon Health Authority has created a COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee to help the vaccine be distributed equitably in phases. Learn where to find vaccine information in your area. Read more...

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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.

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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News and impact

Grant seeks to make college more accessible to Oregon's Indigenous youth

The project will focus on outreach to pre-college Indigenous youth to improve access and understanding of steps toward college entry and tuition and remove systematic barriers to community college and university completion.

Adrian Gallo | Oct 13, 2020 | News story

Extension awareness campaign celebrates Global Handwashing Day

High Speed Hand Washing can help children and adults avoid getting COVID-19 or sick during the upcoming flu and cold season.

Chris Branam | Oct 9, 2020 | News story

Emergency response fulfills Extension's mission to serve all Oregonians

The OSU Extension Service has a defined role in federal, state and local emergency plans.

Chris Branam | Sep 18, 2020 | News story

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