Hood River County Extension

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Mid-Columbia Experiment Station orchards
Stephan Ward

2990 Experiment Station Drive
Hood River, OR 97031
United States

Office hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Currently closed

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Hood River County Extension

The Hood River County office of OSU Extension Service is located at MCAREC.  Extension programs have been serving the residents of Hood River County and the Mid-Columbia area for over 80 years. We provide a source of informal education in family and community development, agriculture and home horticulture. We also provide support for our local 4-H program.

News & Announcements

4-H Open Scale Date

Scales at the county fairgrounds will be open for those 4-H/FFA members wanting to check their animal weight on selected Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Weed of the month

June's Weed of the month is Puncturevine! If you see it, pull it.

Orchard irrigation management workshop

Join the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District and OSU Extension Service on June 28th from 2-5pm for a FREE orchard irrigation workshop.

Food Hero volunteer training

Volunteer with OSU Extension's Food Hero Program! Learn about healthy eating on a budget, food safety, basic nutrition, food resources, and how to give community demonstrations and presentations.

Welcome to the new OSU Extension website

OSU Extension has been serving Oregon for more than 100 years, and our previous website launched in 2011. It was time for an upgrade! Click the title of this announcement to read more about the upgrade and share your feedback.

New Mid-Columbia Horticulture Extension Faculty Member

Welcome to Dr. Ashley Thompson our Mid-Columbia Horticulture Extension Faculty member joined our staff in May. Ashley will be working with commercial cherry and pear growers in the area with offices at the Extension Office in Wasco county and at the Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research Center in Hood River.

Upcoming Events

Saturday Plant Clinic-Farmers Market

Hood River County Extension Event

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 9:00 am - Sat, Oct 13, 2018 1:00 pm
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday the Master Gardeners hold a plant clinic at the Hood River Saturday Farmer's Market located at 501 Columbia Street from 9am-1pm.

Plant Clinics-Hood River Extension Office

Hood River County Extension Event

Mon, Jun 25, 2018 1:00 pm - Mon, Oct 29, 2018 4:00 pm
Master Gardeners are available at the Extension Office for your plant questions on Monday's from 1-4pm and on Thursday's from 9am-Noon and again from 1-4pm.

Hood River Crop Talks-Farmer Network and Farm Tours

Hood River County Extension Event

Tue, Jun 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every 4th Tuesday from April through September, farmers will come together to network, share a meal and learn something new.

Orchard irrigation management workshop

Hood River County Extension Event

Thu, Jun 28, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District and OSU Extension Service from 2-5pm on June 28th for a FREE community workshop on irrigation water management. The workshop will cover automation technology (both wired and wireless), conversion of a 25+ year old pear orchard to a dual drip and micro sprinkler system, irrigation scheduling, fertigation, filtration, the latest irrigation technology, and much more!

Saturday Plant Clinics-Hood River Supply

Hood River County Extension Event

Sat, Jun 30, 2018 9:00 am - Sat, Oct 6, 2018 1:00 pm
Hood River Supply or Ace Hardware in Hood River hosts a Saturday Plant Clinic from 9am-1pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday each month from April to October.

2018 a la Carte Food Preservation Classes

Hood River County Extension Event

Tue, Jul 10, 2018 6:00 pm - Wed, Dec 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Food Preservation classes a la Carte held in Hood River and The Dalles! A selection of eight different food preservation classes covering various topics starting Wednesday, June 6th from 6:00-9:00 pm. Classes held on various Wednesday's until December 12 at the Hood River FISH Food Bank. These same classes will also be held in The Dalles on Tuesday's from 1-4pm at the Zion Lutheran Church.

Brassicas and Beer

Hood River County Extension Event

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 6:00 pm - Wed, Sep 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Free summer gardening seminar series with all seminars held at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe 1410 12th Ave, Hood River from 6-7pm.

Family forest carbon markets in practice: Raincloud Tree Farm Tour


Thu, Jul 12, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Attend this forest tour at the Stewart family’s Raincloud Tree Farm to see an example of how forest carbon markets can work for family forest owners.
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Judging Palooza

Deschutes County 4-H Event

Sat, Jul 14, 2018 - Sun, Jul 15, 2018 (All Day)
This two day judging event starts off on Saturday, July 14 at 9 am with a livestock judging clinic and rounds out Sunday, July 15 at 7 am with a livestock judging contest.

CCFFA annual picnic and Clackamas Woodland Farmer of the Year Tour at Rainbow Forest Farm


Sat, Aug 4, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mark your calendar for the annual CCFFA Summer picnic on August 4, featuring a tour of Rainbow Forest Farm in Redland, Clackamas Woodland Farmer of the Year 2017.

Measure 99 Funding Information & Listening Session

Outdoor School Event

Thu, Aug 9, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This will be an opportunity for Eastern Oregon District Superintendents, Principals, and 5th or 6th Grade Educators to ask questions, plan for next year, and learn how your district can get involved (or stay involved) in Outdoor School.
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