Clark County

Connecting Communities, Resources, and Knowledge

WSU Clark County Extension programs engage people, organizations and communities to advance knowledge, economic well-being, and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research. Extension has connected the people and communities of Clark County with the knowledge base of Washington State University since 1917.

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Washington State University (WSU) is one of two designated land-grant universities in Washington (the other is Northwest Indian College in Bellingham). Established by Congress in the 1800s, the land-grant system provides better access to the knowledge base of WSU. The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the nationwide Cooperative Extension Service as part of the land-grant system. Extension started in Clark county on November 1, 1917. WSU Extension is a three-way partnership between USDA, Washington State University, and local county governments. WSU Extension county offices offer a different mix of local programs that may include agriculture, gardening, community and economic development, health and wellness, youth and families, and natural resource stewardship.


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Clark County Extension

1919 NE 78th St
Vancouver, WA
98665
(360) 397-6060

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Clark County Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8:30 – 2:00
Wednesday: 8:30 – 2:00
Thursday: 11:30 – 5:00
Friday: 11:30 – 5:00
Staff Available By Appointment Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Hiring: Regional Extension Agriculture Specialist

WSU is hiring a Regional Extension Agriculture Specialist for Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania Counties. This position provides leadership, curriculum development, and outreach for agriculture/horticulture programs across a multi-county region in Southwest Washington. Programmatic emphasis will focus on sustainable agricultural production, diversified farming systems, pest management, and marketing assistance to a variety of audiences, including direct market farmers and other growers, organic producers, beginning farmers, and the general public. The position also provides faculty-level leadership to the Clark County Master Gardener Programs.

The Regional Extension Agriculture Specialist will utilize the Heritage Farm for applied research and education relevant to duties of the position.

Minimum qualifications include earned Master’s degree in sustainable agriculture, organic agriculture, agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science, or other degree directly related to the subject matter areas of this position. This position also requires relevant knowledge in agriculture and experience working with producers.

For the full job description, qualifications, and application, see Regional Extension Agriculture Specialist description. For questions, contact Doug Stienbarger, 360-397-6060 x5742 or stiendm@wsu.edu.

The screening date is November 14.  To apply, go to https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/28105.

Washington State University is an EO/AA educator and employee.

Hiring: Small Acreage Outreach Educator

The Small Acreage Outreach Educator will develop and coordinate educational programs for Clark County, WA residents to increase their awareness of the connection between their property management and non-point pollution of stormwater runoff. The Extension Coordinator will also work with Clark County and other partner agencies, organizations, farmers, and individuals to provide county residents the knowledge and skills necessary to implement management practices that will reduce potential pollution of the county’s surface waters. Fiscal work, budget tracking, and grant research as necessary to implement this programming also constitute part of this position

Location: WSU Clark County Extension at the Heritage Farm, 1919 NE 78th St., Vancouver, WA.

Minimum qualifications:

1) A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant extension program discipline and two (2) years of related program experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

2) Experience in environmental education and outreach, including organizing and implementing workshops.

For the full job description, qualifications, application process, and to apply, see Small Acreage Outreach Educator description. For questions, contact Doug Stienbarger, 360-397-6060  x5742 or stiendm@wsu.edu.

The closing date is October 27.

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