Benton County Extension

dryfarm field day

Melons grown at OSU's OakCreek Center for Urban Horticulture demonstrate the possibilities of farming without adding water.

Photo by Lynn Ketchum OSU EESC

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Benton County Extension

Benton County Extension Service Faculty, staff, and volunteers deliver research-based information to help youth and adults solve problems, develop life skills, and manage resources wisely.

We coordinate information tours, conferences, short courses, workshops, and demonstrations. We provide brochures and publications with specific research based information on a variety of subjects.

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Growing

Extending knowledge and changing lives in Linn and Benton Counties.
Find the current issue of the Growing newsletter.

2018 Food Preservation Classes

Interested in learning about pickling...or making jams and preserves? How about making salsa? Then the 2018 Food Preservation classes are for you!

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Upcoming Events

Sustainable Landscape Seminars

Lane County Extension Event

Wed, Jun 20, 2018 - Thu, Jun 21, 2018 (All Day)
Sustainable Landscape Seminar provides the public with practical information to create sustainable/green/ecological landscapes.

Four Rivers 4-H Camp

Benton County 4-H Event

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 - Wed, Jun 27, 2018 (All Day)
Youth who have just completed grades 4th - 8th are invited to attend our 4-H Summer Camp in the foothills of West Salem. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as, swimming, archery, adventure swing, canoeing, crafts, skits, and theme based activities!
A tray of mini-pies ready to go into the oven

Fruit Pie Fillings, Mini Pies and Cobblers

Lane County Extension Event

Sat, Jun 23, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Learn to make your own canned fruit pie fillings using local berries and fruits then turn them into mini-pies.
Home canned

Pickling: Fermenting & Quick Pickles

Linn County Extension Event

Tue, Jun 26, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class covers safe procedures for pickling vegetables, including fermented and fresh pack pickles, and selecting and preparing ingredients.
Home canned

Preserving Fruits, Jams and Pie Fillings

Linn County Extension Event

Tue, Jul 10, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Review how and why different methods of preservation are used, basic techniques, necessary equipment, references and resources used for preserving fruits and fruit products.
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Judging Palooza

Deschutes County 4-H Event

Sat, Jul 14, 2018 - Sun, Jul 15, 2018 (All Day)
This two day judging event starts off on Saturday, July 14 at 9 am with a livestock judging clinic and rounds out Sunday, July 15 at 7 am with a livestock judging contest.
Home canned

Pressure Canning and Dehydrating Foods

Linn County Extension Event

Tue, Jul 17, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class covers the safe and simple process of pressure canning vegetables and meats, including fish. Learn to use and care for your pressure canner then review tips for high-quality and nutritious dried foods.
Assorted Dried Fruits and Vegetables

Make the most out of your Food Dehydrator

Lane County Extension Event

Tue, Jul 24, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn the basics of food dehydration for camping and backpacking at a fraction of commercially prepared foods.
Home canned

Preserving Tomatoes & "The Laws of Salsa"

Linn County Extension Event

Tue, Jul 24, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class covers options for preserving plain tomatoes, tomato sauces, juice and “The Laws of Salsa.”
Home canned

Pickling: Fermenting & Quick Pickles

Linn County Extension Event

Tue, Jul 31, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class covers safe procedures for pickling vegetables, including fermented and fresh pack pickles, and selecting and preparing ingredients.
Home canned

Preserving Fruits, Jams and Pie Fillings

Linn County Extension Event

Wed, Aug 1, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Review how and why different methods of preservation are used, basic techniques, necessary equipment, references and resources used for preserving fruits and fruit products.
Home canned

Pressure Canning and Dehydrating Foods

Linn County Extension Event

Wed, Aug 8, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class covers the safe and simple process of pressure canning vegetables and meats, including fish. Learn to use and care for your pressure canner then review tips for high-quality and nutritious dried foods.
Home canned

Preserving Tomatoes & "The Laws of Salsa"

Linn County Extension Event

Wed, Aug 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class covers options for preserving plain tomatoes, tomato sauces, juice and “The Laws of Salsa.”
Fish on the Boat

Tuna Canning Workshop

Lane County Extension Event

Sat, Aug 18 (All Day)
Learn to use a pressure canner to preserve up to 24 half-pint jars (per family) of the best tuna you’ve ever tasted!
Home canned

Pickling: Fermenting & Quick Pickles

Linn County Extension Event

Wed, Aug 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class covers safe procedures for pickling vegetables, including fermented and fresh pack pickles, and selecting and preparing ingredients.
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