State House District 50

Education efforts result in residential awareness to defend structures against wildfires

Wildfires are natural occurrences of ecological value, but when wildfires threaten the built environment, significant negative impacts may occur. Research on structure damage in wildfire events demonstrates that building materials and ...

Mar 2024 | Impact Story

Mushroom Producers Network provides mentorship and resource-sharing

The north Willamette Valley has experienced a notable increase in the number of farmers expressing interest in small-scale mushroom production. These farmers are seeking avenues for farmer-to-farmer support, skill-sharing and collaborative...

Feb 2024 | Impact Story

4-H Egg to Fry projects bring ecology to life in 10 Portland metro area schools

Raising salmon and trout eggs in an elementary school classroom is an effective way to enhance a child’s understanding of how vitally important their environment is for their survival, and how people can greatly influence ...

Jun 2023 | Impact Story

Pruning social media campaign reaches thousands of Oregon gardeners

Ask a gardener about their biggest challenges and pruning would be at the top of the list. It can be an overwhelming job that intimidates many people. In the winter of 2021, a request was posted to the the Oregon State...

Apr 2023 | Impact Story

Mental health first-aid trainings enhance understanding of risk factors and warning signs

The Coast to Forest Project, a partnership of Oregon State University Extension Service and the OSU Center for Health Innovation, works on mental health promotion and substance use prevention. It builds on existing state and ...

Apr 2023 | Impact Story

Solve Pest and Weed Problems website gives gardeners solutions

Pests and diseases are the bane of the gardener’s existence. One minute there’s a healthy cucumber, the next it’s a moldy mess. Searching for reliable information can be frustrating, particularly for research-based knowledge ...

Mar 2023 | Impact Story

Led by OSU Extension Fire Program, statewide campaign prepares Oregonians for wildfire

In addition to climate change and a century of vegetation buildup, people contribute to wildfires more than ever. This is especially true as they move into houses that were built next to forest and agricultural lands where ...

May 2022 | Impact Story

OSU Extension Master Gardener Program increases diversity, equity and inclusivity

With nearly 2,800 volunteers in 27 counties across the state, the 46-year-old Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener program made contact with 78,700 Oregonians in 2022 – a significant increase from 2021's ...

Feb 2023 | Impact Story

As climate changes, interest grows in OSU Extension Dry Farming Project

With climate change causing ongoing drought and warmer temperatures in the West, there’s a critical need to develop alternative methods of producing the many and diverse vegetable crops grown in Oregon. Droughts translate into ...

Apr 2022 | Impact Story

OSU Extension supports small-scale and historically marginalized farmers

Oregon's farmers continue to suffer losses from drought, heat waves, wildfire and other problems related to climate change. Traditional crop insurance and relief funding programs often don't work for affected small-scale farmers who ...

May 2023 | Impact Story