Wheeler County

Oregon State University Extension is the go-to resource for the expertise and knowledge every Oregonian needs to live healthy lives, nurture our great state’s ecosystems, and play a vital role in Oregon’s vibrant communities.

We’re partnering with people in every county and helping them thrive every day — just as we have done for more than 100 years.

Principal industries in Wheeler County are agriculture, livestock, and government. The county has a total area of 1715 square miles and the 2010 census population was 1441, which by definition meets the criteria for pioneering. Out of the 1715 square miles one square mile is water. The terrain of the county varies widely from sagebrush, juniper, and rim rock to stands of pine and fir. The Painted Hills and Clarno units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument along with portions of two national forests lie within its boundaries with forest lands covering nearly one third of the county.

Hours of operation

Mon - Wed: 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Contact us


Address

Visitor information

Open by appointment only.

Announcements

OSU Extension Service offices closed for Thanksgiving

The Extension office will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2020 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Read more...

See all announcements

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.

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.

Wheeler County

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 ...

Wheeler County

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

Was this page helpful?

Have a Question? Ask an Expert!

Ask an Expert is a way for you to get answers from the Oregon State University Extension Service. We have experts in family and health, community development, food and agriculture, coastal issues, forestry, programs for young people, and gardening.

Ask Us a Question