The Extension Service is a resource for producers of all sizes who want the latest, research-based information. We have several regional faculty who provide support for small farms and commercial agriculture in Clackamas County.
North Willamette Research and Extension Center Open House
On July 18, 2012, NWREC hosted a Community Open House to more than 225 people. This was an opportunity to share with the public important work that the Center does and how it is important to local farmers.
Do you have a small farm? Extension can help.
The Small Farms
website provides information on starting an enterprise, finding a niche, and marketing your product. It is hosted by the Oregon State University Extension Small Farms Program.
Clackamas County support comes from Nick Andrews, who is located at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) in Aurora.
Amber waves of grain...
...Or grass seed, or other crops. Tom Silberstein provides support for Commercial Field Crops in the Clackamas County area. He is based out of the Marion County office in Salem.
Learn more about blackberries in this article from the Oregonian featuring Bernadine Strik, berry crop specialist with Oregon State University.
Do you get a kick out of livestock?
Gene Pirelli provides technical support about Livestock and Forages in the North Willamette Valley. He is based in the Polk County office in Dallas.
Big problems need big support.
The North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC), located in Clackamas County, houses Extension faculty who specailize in the major crops of our area and the issues facing commercial producers. NWREC is located in Aurora.