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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.

4H & FFA Activities

ANNOUNCEMENT! RESUMING 4-H IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES

On March 11, Governor Inslee announced that all counties will move to phase 3 on March 22. Please work with your local County Extension 4-H Office if you would like to hold a 4-H in-person meeting, activity or event. All new in-person plans must be approved by your local 4-H Staff/Faculty and local County Director.

We will be following the Governor’s Agricultural Events COVID19 Requirements for agricultural and animal events, and the Department of Health’s Youth Development guidance for other in-person 4-H activities.

For the 4-H Youth Development Program, WSU has expanded the group size from 5 to 15 youth participants plus two adults. More information can be found hereAs always, all safety protocols must be followed and any activity that can be accomplished at a distance should be.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

COVID19 Agricultural Events Guidance

In-Person Extension Activity Plan 4-H (03/12/2021)

DOH/OSPI/DYCF Schools/Child Care Guidance 2021

Youth Livestock Field Days
The 2021 Youth Livestock Field days will be held on Zoom!

2021 Beef Field Day flyer

2021 Swine Field Day flyer

2021 Lamb Field Day flyer

2021 Goat Field Day flyer

Go to all Workshops or just the one Workshop, To Register click Here

Have you been thinking about or have you just started raising poultry or Rabbits for your family? Poultry for Home Use is an introduction to raising poultry for eggs and/or meat. Raising Rabbits for Home Use is an introduction to raising rabbits for meat. These workshops will be informational with an opportunity to ask questions.

Raising Poultry for Home Use:

When:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 6:30 to 8:30 PM Pacific Time

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAudu2upjIqE9J3UORFqZTKeFPlAoLKdsIS

Raising Rabbits for Home Use:

When:  Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 06:30 to 8:30 PM Pacific Time

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kd-qgrD4iHtPMBrq6JT4lL-1ZQo29gykF

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Bi-County 4-H Camp Canceled for 2021

Washington State Parks has informed us that they will not be opening Camp Wooten for overnight camping in the 2021 season.  This announcement, along with the current phases that Garfield, Columbia and Asotin Counties are in, in addition to Covid-19 rules/guidelines that WSU has in place for the 4-H program, will make hosting an overnight camp impossible.

This is only the second time in over 60 years that Garfield and Columbia counties along with Asotin and Waitsburg 4-H’ers have not been able to go to summer camp.