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Vincent Adams

Extension Community Educator
vince.adams [at]

Office: 541-737-2105

Ballard Extension Hall

Ballard Extension Hall 103

2591 SW Campus Way

2591 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331


Affiliated with: 
Public Health

Beyond OSU

Personal Interests: 

I trained under a French chef and enjoy good food. I am an avid bicycle commuter and a co-leader for the Natural Areas Action Team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.


Vince Adams is an Extension Educator and Coordinator of the Rural Communities Explorer (RCE), a web based tool that provides data and foundational information about communities in Oregon. Mr. Adams has followed a varied career path that has lead through military service, emergency medicine, and business management before leading him to higher education. At Oregon State University, he has researched ecology, environmental policy, and federal timber-county payments. Having grown up in a rural town, he knows firsthand the challenges communities in Oregon face. As the Coordinator of the RCE, he manages and grows the content of the Communities Reporter Tool database and delivers training programs to help community leaders access accurate and timely community profile information. His easygoing approach and infectious enthusiasm for his work makes using data accessible for even the most technophobic among us.

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