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

OSU Wasco County Extension extends a warm welcome to Andrea Stith.

We are excited to announce that Andrea Stith will be joining our OSU Extension team in Wasco County as a Community Horticulture Outreach Program Coordinator. She will be responsible for the Master Gardener program and a new ... 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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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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Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Contact us

Office: 541-296-5494
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