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Serving Marion County Residents Since 1911.

Who We Are. What We Do.

We offer objective, research-based information to help Marion County youth and adults solve problems, develop life skills and manage resources wisely. As part of OSU and other research-based institutions, our faculty, staff and volunteers provide the following services:

  • Answer questions and give advice by telephone, in person, and by email
  • Coordinate informational tours, conferences, short courses, workshops and demonstrations
  • Provide publications with specific research-based information on a variety of subjects
  • Provide information of local interest and link to hundreds of research based publications on our website

Upcoming Events

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Oct. 08, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Dehydrating meats into jerky can be a fun and tastey project!  Learn how to safely …
Oct. 13, 2014 9:00am - 11:30am
Low acid foods require pressure canning for safety. Do you fear the pressure canner?  Join …
Oct. 13, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Low acid foods require pressure canning for safety. Do you fear the pressure canner?  Join …
Oct. 14, 2014 9:00am - Oct. 18, 2014 12:00pm
Come learn more about these early-season garden helpers. Pre-registration is requested - Please call the …
Oct. 31, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Summer is a great time to see activities on the farm.  Monthly tours will travel …

Rewarding landowners for converting farmland into forest will be a key to sequestering carbon and providing wildlife habitat, according to a new study by Oregon State University and collaborators.

Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the United States show no significant differences in health or in the nutritional content of their milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University researchers and their collaborators.

A crop scientist with international experience has been named as director of Oregon State University’s Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Pendleton.

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