Malheur

Malheur County food pantry launches with Extension serving as resource

Nearly 40% of Malheur County’s children live in poverty, more than double the state average and ranking second only to Wheeler County, according to Oregon by the Numbers. Thirteen percent of the county’s roughly 30,500 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Juntos program empowers Latino families around education, earns accolades

Nearly 23% or Oregon's public school students are Latino. In an environment where Latino students experience persistent disparities in high school completion and college access, it is imperative to offer pre-college support that ...

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 ...

Central Oregon Forage Seminar boosts industry knowledge

Crooks, Deschutes and Jefferson counties in central Oregon have a large number of forage producers who want the latest information and research available to help them manage their forage operations better. Producers and agribusiness...

OSU helps cattle ranchers, environmentalists save sage-grouse

Oregon is home to 1.3 million head of cattle, valued at almost $700 million, many of which graze on sagebrush grassland. But some of that same land is also home to the greater sage-grouse. The bird occupies about half of...

4-H Maker Studio rolls into Malheur County to engage students in hands-on education

Rural areas in Oregon have high poverty rates and limited funds to pay for training or resources for youth to develop skills in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) programs, which can expose them to ...

Youth ride into one-of-a-kind learning experience on 4-H Wagon Train

Positive youth development programs that are multi-generational, diverse, family-centered and non-competitive are important lifelong learning opportunities not often available in today’s society. To help connect youth with elders and ...