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May 4th, 2011

By: The Daily Astorian

The Oregon State University Extension Service is 100 years old. Gov. John Kitzhaber commemorated that birthday recently by proclaiming a special day in its honor. The news release noted the OSU off-campus education outreach program results in faculty working in every county in Oregon. 

“Extension is perhaps best known for its 4-H clubs for youths, its Master Gardener training and its assistance to the state’s agricultural producers,” said the governor’s release. “But it also educates low-income Oregonians about proper nutrition, teaches forest owners how to manage their land and helps people improve watersheds. It trains home canners to preserve food safely, helps senior citizens stay healthy, shows aspiring small farmers how to get started and publishes how-to guides on everything from controlling aphids on roses to maintaining a septic tank.”

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