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Inaugural Extension 4-H Questing Clovers Retreat promotes youth inclusivity

In an effort to serve youths from underserved populations with identities that intersect with “geek culture,” Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H in Marion County created the Questing Clovers Retreat, an inclusive ...

Apr 2024 | Impact Story

PSA campaign equips Central Oregon to become a fire-adapted community

Wildfire starts in Central Oregon have increased as more people recreate in local forests, build campfires, use equipment and burn debris to manage their properties. Climate change combined with a century of fire suppression has ...

Mar 2024 | Impact Story

Value-added rental program targets food insecurity in the Columbia Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge region of Oregon has extreme wealth disparities and high rates of food insecurity, particularly among those already receiving food assistance. This region also lacks resilience in local food systems during ...

Feb 2024 | Impact Story

4-H’ers experience success at U.S. and world robotics championships

For several years, students in the Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program’s middle school robotics programs in Wasco County have shown a high level of success by winning three state championships ...

May 2023 | Impact Story

Innovative teen leadership project serves youths in Columbia River Gorge

After virtual school instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development staff in Wasco County noticed that students coming to after-school programs had difficulty sharing materials, ...

May 2023 | Impact Story

OSU Extension helps Warm Springs tribal members loop back to food preservation

The summer of 2022 brought high temperatures, high gas prices, and high food prices to Oregon. In the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs community, where food preservation is a means of food security, those higher prices meant...

May 2023 | Impact Story

Popular nutrition program returns to help at-risk families in Umatilla and Morrow counties

According to the 2018 Umatilla County Community Health Assessment, 42% of adults are obese and suffer from a variety of health issues such as food insecurity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Oregon State University Extension’s...

May 2023 | Impact Story

OSU Extension research helps wheat growers fight serious stripe rust disease

If conditions are right, stripe rust can wipe out a crop of winter wheat, costing Oregon farmers millions of dollars. In a state where wheat is the sixth-most valuable commodity, a disease that can devastate crops casts a ...

May 2023 | Impact Story

Crook County Middle School students discover college and technical education

About one in five residents of rural Crook County in central Oregon hold a bachelor’s degree, which is below regional and state averages. Exposing students to a college and career experience before high school is important to...

Apr 2023 | Impact Story

Partnership with Sherman County Senior Center expands Extension nutrition education program

The Sherman County Senior Center receives grant funding from the Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO). The non-profit organization encourages educational programming at its sites receiving grants, such as congregate ...

Apr 2023 | Impact Story