Marion County  4-H IS MOVING!!

Marion County Extension Service is Moving!!

Our OSU Extension Service Marion County office is moving to 1320 Capitol St. NE Suite 110, Salem, OR  97301.   We will be located on the corner of Capitol and Gaines, in the Oregon Farm Bureau Building. 

NEW Building

Our office will be closed February 6th and 9th and will reopen February 10th.

During this time, we will check voice and email messages periodically and reply as soon as we are able.  Our office phone number (503-373-3767) and email addresses will be the same as they are now. Our website: will be updated with any new phone numbers as assigned. 


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Welcome! Bienvenidos!

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We hope you enjoy exploring our site. The menu items at left will help you find quickly what you need. 4-H is the youth education program of Oregon State University Extension Service. It is a non-formal, community focused, experiential education program for today’s youth.  The program combines the cooperative efforts of youth and adult volunteers with community and Extension resources. The mission of the 4-H program is to help young people build competence, confidence, connection, compassion and character as they learn and grow.

The Marion County 4-H program reaches more than 3,000 young people in our communities each year through their involvement in clubs, after-school programs, camps, and school based programs. 

Our most popular program for youth is our 4-H club experience. Youth in kindergarten through 12th grade can join a club in a wide variety of project areas.  

We couldn’t reach all of these youth each year without the help of our volunteers! Do you have what it takes to become a 4-H volunteer? Check it out!


Your Marion County 4-H Staff:

Margi Tipton, Office Specialist II – 503-373-3767. Contact our office about joining 4-H (Interest in 4-H), becoming a 4-H leader, upcoming events, enrollment questions, project materials, and general 4-H information.

Melanie Mintken, 4-H Youth Development Educator – 503-566-2960. Contact Melanie about Club Programs, Camp, Fair, Older Youth Leadership, and Positive Youth Development training and development.

Cristian Curiel, 4-H SET and Outreach Coordinator – 503-585-4969. Contact Cristian about Science, Engineering and Technology, 4-H Soccer, School programs and Latino Outreach efforts.

Marion County 4-H Leader’s Council

Contact a 4-H Leader’s Council member if you would like to make a donation/gift to 4-H, get involved as a partner with 4-H, and/or would like to share insight on 4-H program direction.


How to reach us:   

Oregon State University 4-H Youth Development

Marion County Extension Office

3180 Center Street Rm 1361

Salem, OR  97301      

Main Office Phone:  503-373-3767

Fax: 503-585-4940

Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm, Friday 8:30am-1:00pm

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