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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.

Smiling, light skinned person with brown hair, blue eyes and a striped shirt standing in front of a wood wallAlison 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


Vacant – Yakima County 4-H Program Specialist, WSU Yakima County Extension, 4-H Youth Development / 509-574-1600


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.




Patty Ratzlaff

Yakima & Kittitas County Master Gardener Program Coordinator / (509) 574-1582

Patty joined the WSU Extension team in July of 2022.  She supports the Master Gardener Programs for Yakima and Kittitas Counties in a full-time position.  She has long admired the program and now plans to support Master Gardener Volunteers in reaching their full potential for sharing horticulture and environmental stewardship information in their communities.  more 

Master Gardeners Clinic. / (509) 574-1604
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.