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Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to open new office in Oklahoma City

Ground was broken this month on a new Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service office at 26000 NE 63 in Oklahoma City.
by Matt Patterson Published: July 22, 2014
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The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service will soon have a new space to assist people who are interested in the organization’s services.

Ground was broken this month on a new office at 26000 NE 63. The office will be near the Oklahoma County Health Department’s Wellness Center.

The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service provides local individuals and groups with practical how-to information in the areas of horticulture, family and consumer sciences, economic development, 4-H programming and urban agriculture.

The new office is expected to open in the spring.

“With it being next to the wellness campus, we see it as one-stop shopping,” said LaDonna Dunlap, Oklahoma County Extension Office director. “People can get nutrition information, they can learn how to garden and learn basic life skills.”

The new building also will alleviate space issues the extension office has at its current facility on the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City campus, though the agency will still conduct many of its outreach programs from that campus, including 4-H.

The extension service sees visitors from all walks of life, from students in 4-H to seniors who are interested in gardening.

“We have horticulture volunteers who are Master Gardeners, we have two educators who work with kids specifically, and the whole goal is to teach basic life skills,” Dunlap said. “We also have plenty to offer with consumer science. We have a dietitian who can help with health and nutrition ideas for families. There is a lot that we offer that people can take advantage of.”

To learn more

For more information about the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, call 713-1125.

by Matt Patterson
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Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun....
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