Meet Our Newest Coordinator, Hayden Bush

October 4th, 2016

hayden-headshot-unofficialjpgHayden Bush is our Open Campus Education Coordinator in Tillamook County.  He actually grew up in Tillamook and only left to attend college at OSU.  While at OSU, Hayden was extremely active in organizations within the College of Agricultural Sciences and earned a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences and an M.S. in Agricultural Education.  Along with his Open Campus duties, Hayden instructs for and coordinates the Agriculture and Natural Resource Program for Tillamook Bay Community College.  Hayden is passionate about providing the best possible educational opportunities to anyone he can, but particularly to those that may not have the opportunities otherwise.

 

In addition to working for OSU, Hayden runs his family dairy farm with his mom and dad.  They milk 50 jersey cows and are member/owners of the Tillamook County Creamery Association, which proudly produces Tillamook Cheese.  Hayden’s wife, Brooklyn, is the Agricultural Science and Technology teacher and FFA advisor for Tillamook High School.  He and his wife spend a lot of their free time mentoring and giving back to youth in the local community, but also enjoy spending time with their two dogs, their horses, and all of their cows.

 

“I am excited about this position because it combines a number of things that I love,” says Hayden.  “Tillamook is a town that gave me a lot, so I have the opportunity to give back by bringing OSU resources here where they are needed.  Teaching for and leading the TBCC Ag and Natural Resources program also allows me to combine the passion to serve with my passion for agriculture and natural resources.  I think this job is a good fit for me and my goals in life.”