Cindy Brown or Sue Mabe in the Sherman County Extension Office can inspect and test your pressure canner. Just bring the lid (or the whole unit) anytime the office is open, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, to the OSU Extension Office/Burnet Building, 66365 Lonerock Road, Moro.
Sherman County does not have its own dryland-grains agricultural extension agent. Instead, contact Brian Tuck at Wasco County Extension Office (541) 565-5494 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jordan Maley at Gilliam County Extension Office (541) 384-2271 or email@example.com.
Thanks for asking! Sherman County is building a Prevention team that will look into strategies to promote healthy life choices. There also are a variety of youth programs you can volunteer for; you can join the Parent Teacher Organization/Boosters, become a Scholar reader, mentor a youth, train to be a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, and become a foster parent. There are so many opportunities that we’d love to share with you. Please call (541) 565-3461 to discuss your options.
Challenge yourself to world-class windsurfing on the Columbia, bass fishing on the John Day River, whitewater rafting on the Deschutes, and upland game hunting in our wide-open spaces! Listen to the sound of rushing waters, the rustling of ripe winter wheat, the squeal of 4-H project pigs at the Sherman County Fair, and cheering fans at school events! Round up some history at the Courthouse and the Museum! Check out our schools, shops, and services! We’re definitely open for business! Let’s talk! Explore your recreation options now.
February 15 is the last day to enroll in 4-H within Sherman County for this year. Contact Cindy Brown at Oregon State University to begin that process: (541) 565-3230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 4-H year officially begins in October and runs through September. Sherman County 4-H enrollments are done in January of each year. Cost is $28 per child, with discounts for multiple sibling families. Youth must be 9 years old by September 1 to enroll in 4-H, and no older than 19 (and still in high school). 4-H clubs generally meet monthly March through August. More information is at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sherman/4h-youth.
Sherman County 4-H camp is held the third week of June at the Camp Morrow lakeside facility outside of Wamic. Youth in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade may attend, and attendees do not need to be 4-H members. Cost in 2017 was $100 for 3 days/2 nights. The registration form is at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sherman/4h-youth.
Currently, Sherman County 4-H clubs help area youth nurture their skills with cows, goats, sheep, pigs, poultry, rabbits and guinea pigs, horses, robotics, sewing, cooking, outdoor cooking and food preservation, shooting sports, and leadership (7th-12th graders). Sherman County 4-H also would like to offer more clubs, such as photography, as volunteers are available. (See the current Sherman County Club Projects list at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sherman/4h-youth.)
Yes, Sherman County 4-H has a newsletter that comes out six to eight times per year. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list call the OSU Extension Office at (541) 565-3230, or simply view the newsletters from our online 4-H newsletter archives.