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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.

In the News

COVID-19 Yakima 4-H Precaution Update


Yakima County Extension in the News:

Despite strong job market, teens still struggle looking for work. Yakima Herald, March 27, 2018

What’s in a seed catalog? Ideas, information, inspiration., March 17, 2018

Master Gardeners: What to do in the March garden., March 3, 2018

Christmas project benefits many, 4-H club aids foster care kids, January 31, 2018

4-H Craft night planned, Daily Sun News, January 10, 2018

Additional “Extension in the News



To: W. Frank Hendrix, Extension Educator, WSU Yakima County Extension for his publication “Calculation of Fair Pasture Rates”, October 2015

To: Michael B. Bush, WSU/Yakima County Faculty for being selected by his peers for
                                             “2015 Distinguished Service Award ”
at the State Level by the Washington Extension Agents & Specialists Association.
AND at the National Level by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents

In recognition for:

  • Extension projects & programs of Statewide & National importance.
  • Service to the Profession of University Extension
  • Outreach & Education to the Local Community of Yakima County


Additional “Congratulations”
Issued by Washington State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in furtherance of the Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914.  WSU Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, sex, region, age, color, creed and national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status or sexual orientation, and status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Gina Ord at 509-574-1600 or at least two weeks prior to the event.