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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.


Hello Everyone,

This notice is to all 4-H Leaders, volunteers, parents and 4-H members

Due to the situation with the COVID-19 all 4-H activities (meetings, gatherings, shows etc.) will be suspended until April 27th. At this time, the social distancing issue will be re-evaluated. This is mandatory action put into place by WSU.

BEEF weigh-in and tagging AND SWINE tagging will be postponed until the first part of June. This announcement has come directly from our Livestock Sale Committee.

All horse activities to include clinics, shows, rides, bowls and “Face to Face” instruction/activities are also suspended. This too will be in effect until April 27th and at that time will be re-evaluated.

All 4-H suspended activities will also pertain to our Leaders Council meetings, trainings and Field Days. The Extension Office is closed to the public but Naedene will be in the office Monday through Thursday to take any calls. Donna will be in and out of the office to take care of 4-H Business and emails.

This notice is effective MARCH 19, 2020. Thank you for your cooperation.

Stay safe and healthy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at any time.


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 through April 27 or until K-12 schools resume. 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.

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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

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