Douglas County

Rick Obst

We’re here for you.
Though our office is closed at this time, our goal is to ensure you have access to your Extension Team. During regular business hours, we can connect with you by email, phone or video conferencing.

Forestry & Natural Resources: or 541-236-3002
4-H: or 541-236-3044

Horticulture: or 541-236-3047
Livestock & Forages: or 541-236-3016
Master Food Preservers: or 541-236-3049
SNAP Ed: or 541-236-3017


The Oregon State University Extension Service provides researched-based knowledge and education that strengthens local economies, sustains natural resources, and promotes healthy communities, families, and individuals.

In the Douglas County area, Extension serves our clientele with programs in Horticulture, Nutrition Education, Forestry & Natural Resources, food safety and preservation with our Master Food Preservers, Livestock & Forage, 4-H, and Master Gardeners. In these programs, we offer a wealth of non-formal community educational programs and information services.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic Hours:   1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (days vary by month)

  • December & January - Mondays Only
  • February & November - Monday & Wednesday
  • March & October - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • April thru September - Monday thru Friday


Extension Service closed on July 3

The Extension Service will be closed Friday, July 3 for Independence Day. Read more...

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What We Do

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Online resources and activities

Our OSU Extension faculty are quickly creating new ways to bring learning to meet your needs. We work to engage the curiosity of kids and adults, to support the well-being of people, communities, and local economies, and to give you the information you need to pull through the COVID-19 crisis.

Douglas County

Nutrition & Healthy Living

Douglas County Nutrition and Healthy Living local community program

Douglas County

Forestry and Natural Resources

Our agents and specialists share knowledge about the latest techniques in natural resource management through educational programs and materials. We work with forest owners, foresters and other natural resource managers, educators ...

Douglas County

Livestock and Forages

This program emphasizes economically and environmentally efficient production of livestock and forages in Western Oregon. We apply livestock and forage research and develop educational programs to meet the program needs of producers, land managers, and government agencies.

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Youth Activities

4-H empowers young people with hands-on learning experiences to help them grow and thrive. By creating a safe and welcoming environment, young people develop the skills needed to make a positive impact on the world around them.

Douglas County

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Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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