Benton County Extension

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

Photo by Lynn Ketchum OSU EESC

Oregon Season Tracker (OST) is an OSU Extension program that connects local community volunteers with researchers at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest  and across the nation who are studying ecology, weather and climate.

Photo by Jody Einerson

Brandy Saffell leads a group of people with the Oregon Forest Pest Detector program. This is a hands-on training exercise where they examine 12 different trees in Avery Park of Corvallis, Oregon.

Photo by Stephen Ward

Steer Showmanship, Benton County Fair

Photo by Marci Bacho for OSU EESC

4077 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333
United States

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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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Upcoming Events

2018 Preventing Wasted Food Series - Pickling Pointers

Benton County Extension Event

Mon, Aug 27, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
2018 Preventing Wasted Food Series - The OSU Master Food Preserver Program presents a four-part demonstration workshop series on preventing wasted food, in collaboration with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition's "No Food Left Behind" project.

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.

From the Bud to Bin: Vineyard Management Effects on Yield


Wed, Aug 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This workshop will provide you with information about bud fruitfulness, how it is formed, and what effects vineyard practices such as pruning method (cane vs. spur), vigor level, and N fertilization have on yield potential and yield at harvest. Field visit in the McMinnville area included.

Drop-in Class: Seed Saving for Gardeners

Linn County Master Gardeners Event

Tue, Sep 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us at the LBCC Veterans Garden to learn more about collecting and storing seeds from your own garden.

Drop-in Class: Season Extension with Low Tunnels & Row Covers

Linn County Master Gardeners Event

Tue, Oct 30, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us at the LBCC Veterans Garden to learn how to extend your gardening season with this hands-on class on how to bend hoops and install row covers on raised beds.
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