Douglas County

Rick Obst

We’re here for you.
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. If stopping
by in person, please call ahead for modified hours

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:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday &  Friday  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • There is no face to face contact but we can be reached at or 541-236-3052 or
    drop off your plant sample at 1134 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg

Master Food Preserver Hotline:
Monday -  Friday  9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Master Food Preserver Lid Testing:
Monday  & Tuesday  9:00 am - 4:00 pm






What We Do

Discover ways to learn and get involved. Here are some highlights of our activities and specialties.

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.

Douglas County

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


We provide research-based information for backyard gardeners and green industry professionals, including regional specific information.

Douglas County

Latest news

Extension 4-H livestock shows adapt to restrictions, deliver for youth

Some shows virtual, using video clips or videoconferencing for showmanship and software for auctions, while others organized in-person events with strict social-distancing rules.

Chris Branam | Aug 7, 2020 | News Story

Bilingual 4-H e-magazine provides activities for children to do at home

Every issue includes an activity that represents the four “Hs” that figure in the youth development organization’s name: head, heart, hands and health.

Chris Branam | Aug 6, 2020 | News Story

Pandemic leads to unprecedented burst of questions to Ask an Expert tool

Questions have ballooned to 6,625 in the first half of 2020, more than all of the questions answered in 2019.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 29, 2020 | News Story

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