State House District 56

Klamath, Lake residents learn to prepare healthy and affordable meals

In Klamath County, 14% of households experience food insecurity. People who are food insecure are at a higher risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. For children, food insecurity can have both physical and ...

Extension rangeland faculty help mitigate spread of invasive grasses

Invasive annual grasses are a threat to the Great Basin desert ecosystem that includes much of eastern Oregon. They compromise habitat diversity for important wildlife species such as the greater sage-grouse. They shorten the ...

4-H virtual running club replaces Girls Go Run in response to COVID-19

A lack of physical activity and childhood obesity rates are a growing concern in Lake County. In the spring of 2019, Oregon State University Extension Service in the county launched Girls Go Run, an exercise program for ...

Extension adult exercise programs keep Oregonians active during COVID-19

Physical activity is important to both physical and emotional health, and it can help strengthen the immune system. Walk With Ease and StrongWomen & StrongPeople are two popular Oregon State University Family and Community ...

Free summer lunches in Chiloquin pave the way to more food security

Summer is a particularly high-risk time for youth in Chiloquin who aren’t getting the school lunches, physical activity or social connections provided during school months. A rural town of 700, Chiloquin residents rely on food ...

OSU wheat and barley field trial helps growers make annual variety choices

In 2019, wheat was Oregon's sixth-largest commodity, with a value at the farm gate of $282.9 million. While barley production is substantially lower than wheat production, the grain is an important rotation crop in many parts ...

Researchers study supply chain feasibility of biochar for agricultural use

Biochar, the charcoal-like material created by burning woody debris at high-temperatures in a low-oxygen environment, is recognized as offering a number of benefits for soil health, and is being proposed as a carbon-negative ...

OSU Extension helps promote summer activity through iTri

A lack of physical activity and childhood obesity rates are a growing concern for Lake County youth, especially during summer when there is an increase of unstructured time for school-age youth. In response, 4-H in Lake County...

Urban-Rural Exchange helps children see the world through different eyes

The difference between urban and rural youth is a wide one. Children grow up in different environments and have different beliefs. That can lead to conflict. To bridge the gulf, the OSU Extension Service 4-H started the ...

Practical applications discovered for western juniper

Due to changes in land management practices, wildfire suppression in particular, western juniper acreage in the western United States has increased dramatically in the past 100 years. Thinning juniper stands helps restore rangelands ...