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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being conducted consistent with the latest official state guidance. WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers are following protocols for vaccination, masking, distancing and hygiene. If this office is not open to the public, we are available during normal business hours via email, phone, and web conference.

Faculty & Staff

Yakima County Extension Office

WSU Yakima County Extension is located inside the Yakima County Resource Center, behind the Union Gap Mall: 2403 S. 18th. St. Suite 100, Union Gap, WA 98903

Phone: (509) 574-1600
Fax: (509) 574-1601

Office Hours

OPEN Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Federal Holidays – office closed.

Tipton Hudson

WSU Yakima County Extension Director, Associate Professor in Rangeland and Livestock Management / (509) 962-7507

Animal Sciences, Irrigated Pasture, Range and Riparian Management Extension Professor
All calls are being forwarded to Tipton Hudson, Kittitas County Office / (509) 962-7507, until position is filled.

Alison J. WhiteAlison J. White

Extension Regional Specialist, 4-H Youth Development / (509) 707-8066

Alison White joined the WSU Extension team in 2013. As a regional faculty member, Alison works in both Yakima and Kittitas counties providing leadership, with an emphasis on youth development research and fund development, for   4-H Youth Development programs. After earning …more


Jenny Loyd, Yakima County 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator
Jenny W. Loyd

 Extension Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development / (509) 574-1600

Jenny Loyd spent her childhood in Springfield, Illinois and received her B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Illinois. Jenny has been part of the 4-H family since 2007, as the 4-H Youth Development …more


Sarah E. Boerum

Program Specialist, 4-H Youth Development / (509) 574-1574

Sarah Boerum grew up in Arkansas and attended the University of Central Arkansas where she received her B.S. in Dietetics (Nutrition).  She has worked for the county for three years, starting in Public Services. While not a 4-H alum, she has frequently been involved in youth organizations, from PTA to substitute teaching. She enjoys time with her family of three children, husband and mother-in-law. Her favorite pastimes are hikes into the mountains, kayaking, gardening and baking with alternative flours.


Bonnie AbercrombieBonnie Abercrombie

Office Coordinator, WSU Yakima County Extension / (509) 574-1600

Bonnie grew up in the Lower Valley.  In 1985 she moved to the Soap Lake area. She was currently working for the Grant-Adams WSU Extension office in Ephrata, before moving back to Toppenish. Bonnie is our Office Coordinator. Bonnie has two children, a son and a daughter and one grandson and one granddaughter. Her and her husband live on a small farm in Toppenish and raise cattle and hay.


Corina Serban

Little Cherry Disease – ITT Extension Coordinator
WSU Tree Fruit Extension / (509) 574-1595

Corina Serban is originally from Romania where she earned her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Landscape Architecture in the Horticulture Faculty at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine located in Cluj-Napoca, the oldest and largest institution of higher agricultural science education in Romania. more

Bernardita Sallato

Tree Fruit Extension Specialist / (509) 786-9205

Bernardita Sallato’s areas of expertise are soil and plant nutrition in tree fruit. Her program will be focus on orchard efficiency and horticulture production improvement by managing soil fertility, root growth and water – nutrient uptake….more


 Holly PhotoHolly B. Lacell

Food $ense Coordinator, SNAP-Ed / (509) 574-1600

Holly has been with the Yakima Ext. SNAP-Ed program for nearly 7 years. She loves reading, cats, and coffee.





Yakima County Master Gardeners Program Coordinator / (509) 574-1604