Current News & Project Updates

Welcome New Staff To Central Oregon!

Scott Duggan:

Scott Duggan has recently been hired as the new OSU Livestock Extension agent for Central Oregon and Warm Springs areas. Scott has worked in industry and education for over 20 years. Scott has worked in industry in the feedlot business, on ranches involved in cattle and hay production and most recently as a crop advisor and garden center manager for CHS in Madras. Most of Scott’s career has been in the teaching field working as a high school agriculture teacher in Nevada and ten years at Lassen Community College, Susanville, California, teaching classes in animal science, plant science, equine science and ag business classes.
Scott will be offering classes and workshops to folks in the livestock industry as well as making farm/ranch visits. Please feel free to call Scott with livestock related questions or any ideas on topics you would like to see offered as workshops and get on his mailing list. You can reach Scott via email at scott.duggan@oregonstate.edu or phone at (541) 480-3091.

Scott Duggan has recently been hired as the new OSU Livestock Extension agent for Central Oregon and Warm Springs areas. Scott has worked in industry and education for over 20 years. Scott has worked in industry in the feedlot business, on ranches involved in cattle and hay production and most recently as a crop advisor and garden center manager for CHS in Madras. Most of Scott’s career has been in the teaching field working as a high school agriculture teacher in Nevada and ten years at Lassen Community College, Susanville, California, teaching classes in animal science, plant science, equine science and ag business classes. Scott will be offering classes and workshops to folks in the livestock industry as well as making farm/ranch visits. Please feel free to call Scott with livestock related questions or any ideas on topics you would like to see offered as workshops and to get on his mailing list. You can reach Scott via email at scott.duggan@oregonstate.edu or phone at (541) 480-3091.

Nicole Strong:

Nicole Strong has recently joined OSU Extension as the Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) agent for Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties. Nicole has over 10 years experience serving as a statewide Master Woodland Manager program coordinator and forestry and wildlife Extension Agent in Oregon. Before coming out West, Nicole helped landowners with agroforestry management in the Southeast and Northeast, served in community development as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala, and tromped around the jungle as a wildlife field biologist in Venezuela.

Nicole habla Espanol y le puede apoyar con sus preguntas sobre el manejo forestal.

Nicole will be offering workshops and tours for landowners and the public around forest management topics including forest health, fire and fuels reduction, reforestation, aspen restoration, wildlife habitat enhancement, and other topics as deemed important. Please feel free to contact her to get on her mailing list, or to give her feedback on what you think is an important forest-related topic in your area. She also likes to get out of the office, so invite her out to see your forest property! You can reach Nicole via email at Nicole.strong@oregonstate.edu or phone at (541) 548-6088 x 7955. To learn more about Nicole and the OSU FNR program visit: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/forestry or https://facebook.com/osufnr/ 

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