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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.


Dear 4-H Families, Volunteers and Members:
In consultation with WSU Extension and the WA State Dept. of Health, all 4-H programming will be conducted virtually, postponed or cancelled, effective immediately. In addition, all WSU County Offices will be closed to PHYSICAL PUBLIC ACCESS; however, 4-H Faculty and 4-H Staff will continue operations. By taking this action, our 4-H community will do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Your health and safety are very important to us, so we are prepared for this temporary suspension to remain in place until further notice.  The WSU Extension team will be consulting with WSU administration and public health officials and re-assessing safety guidelines regularly to make decisions that are consistent with updated information.

Upcoming Events

The Cougs Talk Stock Podcast Team is excited to announce that our first four episodes have been released! Our WSU Extension podcast focuses on science-based, relevant animal science topics for those interested in livestock production, those that raise livestock, and those that want to learn more about animal science topics such as 4-H and FFA members. Each episode, an industry expert is interviewed by Cougs Talk Stock hosts Dr. Don Llewellyn, Hannah Brause, Natasha Moffitt-Hemmer, and Sarah Dreger. We invite you to check out our current episodes and tune-in every other Wednesday for our new releases.

Episode #1: Animals Support Mental Health of Youth During Pandemic
Episode # 2: Locally Raised Beef- Marketing, Selling, and Buying
Episode # 3: What Should I Feed My Pets? Tips From an Animal Nutritionist
Episode #4: Pasture Management and Grazing in the PNW

Our podcast website can be found at: or on Apple Podcasts. Attached you will find our podcast flyer for sharing through social media. Suggested educational curriculum for each episode was too large to share in this listserve, but can be found in the show notes of each episode. We encourage you to share our episodes and curriculum with your listserves, newsletters, and through social media. Please contact us with any questions, comments, or episode suggestions at


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Water Quality Resources

Washington State University’s Columbia County Extension Office and staff connect the people of Columbia County to the research and knowledge base of the state’s land grant research university. This knowledge base provides solutions to local issues and concerns while stimulating the local economy. Our county-based faculty work with partners in the local communities to provide educational programs and leverage the broad resources of a major university to create a positive future for the residents of Columbia County.


Columbia County 4-H Endowment

Would you like to make a donation the new 4-H Endowment?  Follow this link to the Blue Mountain Community Foundation website or bring your donation into our office at 317 East Main Street, Dayton, WA 99328.


County Programs

Columbia County Extension

137 E. Main Street
Dayton, WA

Extension programs and employment available to all without discrimination. Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local Extension Office.

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