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Extending Knowledge. Changing Lives.

For over 100 years, Washington State University has been connecting with you, your neighbors, and your community through our Extension programs. Every day, Thurston County Extension works to extend the university’s knowledge—addressing real-world issues to help find new opportunities for our farmers, natural resource managers, families, young people, and business leaders to become successful and thrive.



December 18, 2017 our office moved to it’s new home at the Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 CARPENTER RD. SE, Olympia, WA  98503. We are now located in the Benoschek Building.  We are excited about our new location and we hope you will be too!


County Programs

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WSU Thurston County Extension Office
3054 Carpenter Rd. SE
Benoschek Building
Olympia, WA  98503
(360) 867-2177
Tue 29

Yard & Food Waste Composting Workshop

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jun 01
Jun 05

Dog Project Committee Meeting

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jun 09

4-H Leaders Horse Show

June 9 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jun 09

District Public Presentations

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jun 11

Thurston County 4-H Council

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jun 15

Rabbit & Cavy certificates due

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jun 16

10th Annual Last Chance Clinic

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Jun 26

4-H Summer 4-Kids

June 26 @ 9:00 am - June 29 @ 3:00 pm
Jun 30

Dog Project Obedience Qualifers

June 30 @ 12:00 am

Pressure Gauge Testing

Thurston County – Tuesday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00. Appointments are encouraged but drop-ins are welcomed. (360) 867-2177.

Mason County – Mondays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. dedicated, or by appointment, or anytime Lisa DeWall (360-427-9670 X680) is in the office; $3 fee per gauge, no charge to test new one if recommended to be replaced, fee is waived if hardship for client.

Grays Harbor County – encourages appointments, but Sue Sparkman (360-482-2934) will test anytime; fee is $2, no charge to test new gauge if replacement is recommended; fee is waived if hardship for client.

Lewis County – encourages appointments, but Kim Weiland (360-740-1212) will test anytime; fee is $2, no charge to test new gauge if replacement is recommended; fee is waived if hardship for client.

Pacific County – Toni Gwin or Sue Carbaugh (360-875-9331) will test during office hours; no fee.

Sunbirds” in Yelm and Chehalis usually offers a pressure gauge testing clinic free to customers each summer and sometimes in the fall for hunting season.