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. We are available by appointment also; office is closed to the public.

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  and  Wednesday   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



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Visitor information

Open by appointment only.


Please call or email ahead for modified hours.


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What we do

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

Meet our Faculty and Staff

Denise Fennell is the Master Food Preserver and Food Safety/Preservation Hotline Coordinator.

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Nutrition & Healthy Living

Douglas County Nutrition and Healthy Living local community program

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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.

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News and impact

Veterans explore farming as possible career in OSU Extension Small Farms online programs

All of the Small Farms programing was forced online after the pandemic arrived, including two innovate programs to help veterans learn about farming and see if it is a good fit.

Kym Pokorny | Nov 23, 2020 | News story

Extension coordinates hay donations to relieve those affected by wildfires

More than 500 tons have been donated and moved around the state through partnerships.

Kym Pokorny | Oct 19, 2020 | News story

Grant seeks to make college more accessible to Oregon's Indigenous youth

The project will focus on outreach to pre-college Indigenous youth to improve access and understanding of steps toward college entry and tuition and remove systematic barriers to community college and university completion.

Adrian Gallo | Oct 13, 2020 | News story

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