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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.


Program Contact: Paul Carter, County Director & Extension Agent
(509) 382-4741 •

Washington State University, a land-grant university, is dedicated to agriculture production in Washington State. County faculty and specialists work together to solve agronomic issues and provide educational opportunities. They provide education and information on innovative crop production methods, pest identification and management, and new seed varieties to local farmers through field tours, workshops, seminars, and pesticide courses.

“Investing for Farm Families” Extension online course. Learn to secure your farm’s future and protect your family’s legacy by enrolling. More information >

Agricultural Links

Soil Survey of the Columbia County Area
Download File This is a rather large file and may be too slow for some internet connections connections. You can come to the Extension Office and we will download a copy for you, just bring a flash drive for transfer.

Washington Ag Weather Network
AgWeatherNet (AWN) Weather Network provides access to raw weather data from the Washington State University weather network, along with decision aids.)

Washington State Crop Improvement Association
Click here for Information on Your State Seed Certification Program website.

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)

WSU College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)

  • On Solid Ground is a weekly, electronic newsletter for the friends and stakeholders of the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS), WSU Extension, and the Agricultural Research Center.
  • WSU Ag Animal Health Newsletter is a combined effort of Washington State University Extension, the Field Disease Investigation Unit, the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL)¬†and the Agricultural Animal Health group. This newsletter is published quarterly.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
USDA Weekly Weather and Climate