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Welcome to WSU Yakima County Extension

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About WSU Extension in Yakima County

Washington State University Extension in Yakima County connects the residents of Yakima County to the world-class research and knowledge generated by Washington’s only Land Grant University. We partner with local agencies, businesses, our community, and volunteers to provide solutions to local problems and thus stimulate our local economies.

Our county-based educators work with producers, research agencies, commodity groups, community leaders and officials, as well as community volunteers to provide educational programs and leverage the broad resources of a major university to resolve issues and create a positive future for the residents of Yakima County. We specifically focus on expanding the problem-solving capacity of communities within the county, enhancing and sustaining the local economy, enhancing natural resources and the environment, enhancing economic opportunities for agriculture, and eliminating barriers to success for youth and families.

Our local programs include tree fruit horticulture & pest management, animal agriculture, range, pasture and riparian zone management, small farms business development, vegetable pest management, 4-H youth development, food safety and nutrition, and Master Gardeners. In addition, Washington State University provides over 2,200 publications, numerous online educational opportunities and other statewide educational programs and technical assistance from four Research and Extension Centers, 15 Academic Departments and six of WSU’s Academic Colleges.

Vision Statement

WSU Yakima County Extension empowers our families, communities, and local partners through a network of educators and volunteers to provide research-based outreach and creative solutions to enhance agricultural productivity, environmental stewardship, and quality of life.

Support Our Work

We leverage every dollar we we receive from Yakima County with federal, state, grant and private funding to maximize our reach and effectiveness.  The 2015 funding breakdown for Yakima County programming is as follows:

  • Yakima County funding 19%
  • Grants/contracts 5%
  • WSU support in Yakima county 24%
  • Other WSU support 52%

To donate to WSU Extension programming in Yakima County, please contact Tipton Hudson, County Director at


County Programs

Yakima County Extension

2403 S. 18th St. Suite 100
Union Gap, WA 98903
(509) 574-1600

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
Federal Holidays – office closed

Master Gardener Clinic
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00 pm-4:00pm

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

WSU Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, sex, gender, religion, age, color, creed, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, and veteran status.  Evidence or noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.