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Oregon extension programs in Lane County to end by Labor Day

Posted by Green Fun Store on 8/16/2010
Extension organizations around the country provide a variety of services that may help those who use John Deere equipment attain additional success.

However, the Oregon State University Extension Service for Lane County announced recently that it will be closing its doors by this Labor Day. Funding for the organization is no longer available after commissioners put a halt to it in 2008. Furthermore, a measure that would continue to provide the needed revenue was defeated.

"On behalf of the OSU Extension Service, I would like to thank Lane County residents - and particularly our volunteers - for the support they have provided to our organization for nearly 100 years," said Steve Dodrill, staff chair of the group.

Dodrill said that the programs that will be affected by the extension's closing include 4-H, Master Gardner, Compost Specialist, a study group, along with a number of others.

As a result, young people may have to find a new outlet for their farming interests. They may be in luck, however, as surrounding counties may provide 4-H programs in which they can take part.ADNFCR-3425-ID-19926442-ADNFCR