Central Oregon Agricultural Research and Extension Center

850 NW Dogwood Ln
Madras, OR 97741
United States

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Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
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Central Oregon Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center is located in Madras, Oregon (Jefferson County). This puts the facility at the center of 60,000 acres of irrigated crop land and in the center of Central Oregon Seed production.  High value, specialty crops provide the core of this progressive agricultural community.

The purpose of Oregon Agricultural Experiment Stations is to conduct research and provide valuable knowledge relating to agriculture, food systems and biological, social and environmental sciences, which inturn helps improve the quality of life of people and their environments. Experiment stations work to:

  • Ensure stable, productive agriculture, while protecting natural resources.
  • Improve and create new ways for agricultural efficiency.
  • Find ways to protect crops and animals from pests, disease and other hazards.
  • Protect and improve the environment and others’ quality of life.
  • Develop new agricultural products and processes.
  • Protect and enhance consumer’s food quality and its source.
  • Encourage rural and urban community development.

Oregon Agricultural Experiment Stations do not help just residents of Oregon; their knowledge is also shared across many other states and countries. Continue to read more about the legacy of land grant institutions.

Upcoming Events

Start Fermenting Vegetables and Fruits

Deschutes County Extension Event

Tue, Aug 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fermented vegetables and fruits have regained popularity as a pickled product. Unlike quick pickling, fermented foods take time to develop the flavor and texture. It is worth the wait though, for pickle enthusiasts!

Pasture Management Workshop

Deschutes County Extension Event

Tue, Aug 28, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Are you interested in learning more about pastures and how to manage them? Join local OSU Extension agents for a free interactive class on pasture and forage management.

Grass-Finished Meat School, Class 1 of a 5-part series

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Aug 30, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Back by popular demand with new topics and speakers.

Fuels Reduction 101, Hands-on Training

Deschutes County Extension Event

Fri, Nov 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
How do I select which and how many trees to thin? • What is the best way to build a burn pile? • How do I care for my chainsaw?
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