About the Agricultural Extension Service
Sherman County's Extension Service delivers objective, research-based, non-formal education to help North Central Oregonians solve problems, develop leadership, and manage resources wisely. The Extension is here for anyone looking for research-based, practical information concerning nutrition, food safety, ag money management, livestock, and agriculture.
UPDATE - OSU Extension offices closed until further notice:
The State of Oregon and Oregon State University have moved to a higher level of COVID-19 response. Because of this, the interim Director of Extension has informed us of the following:
Effective March 16, 2020, all County Extension offices will be closed to the public for physical visitors until further notice.
We will continue to take calls, return emails and meet via Zoom video appointments.
Effective immediately, all Extension programming will be provided virtually, postponed or cancelled.
We will do our best to continue to serve you during this time while also reducing the risk and spread of COVID-19 . OSU will assess operations daily and provide updates if the status changes.
OSU is providing up-to-date information on COVID-19 on all their websites. The direct link is https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/coronavirus
To that end, Oregon State University's Extension Service staff oversee Sherman County 4-H programs and collaborate with the Sherman County Fair Board to produce the annual Sherman County Fair and Rodeo. The Extension Service offices are located at the Sherman Station agricultural research lab in Moro, which is managed by OSU Extension’s Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Adams. Field research in Moro "emphasizes the production of wheat and rotational crops such as barley, legumes, and canola."
The Sherman County Extension Office is here to serve the gardening, farming, and agricultural needs of all who have come to settle in this "Land Between the Rivers" and "Land of Wheat." Over time, Sherman County has become the third largest wheat-producing county with — thanks to it also being the only naturally unforested county — the largest till-area percentage in all of Oregon. Explore Sherman County's agricultural extension services that fit your needs at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sherman/.