Jefferson County

Steven Ward

OSU Extension in Jefferson County

OSU Extension’s network of teachers, experts, mentors and volunteers is at your service, across Oregon and here at home. Learning with you. Sharing knowledge. Putting lessons into practice.

When we work together, we can create positive change in our communities. Helping farmers and gardeners grow healthy foods. Strengthening our economic and ecological future. Helping people of all ages, families and communities thrive. And much more. We’re here to help.

How we serve you

We provide reliable, research-based education and advice to help you make informed decisions. Access is affordable—often free. Learn through one-on-one conversations with experts, workshops, conferences, publications, hotlines, online classes, and youth development clubs and activities.

Hours of operation

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

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Visitor information

Open by appointment only.

Announcements

Community emergency Wi-Fi access | Emergencia comuinitaria acceso Wi-Fi

For those needing emergency Wi-Fi, Oregon State University is providing access at no cost. We are here to support our communities. Para aquellos que necesitan Wi-Fi de emergencia, Oregon State University está proveyendo acceso gratis. Estamos aquí para apoyar a nuestras comunidades. Read more...

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Upcoming Events

We’re still active across the state delivering our workshops virtually to you. See our online events across the state.

What we do

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

Bees and Pollinators

Bees are an essential part of agriculture in central Oregon agriculture.

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Nutrition Education / SNAP-Ed Program

Nutrition Education and SNAP-Ed Program focuses on providing evidence-based education for everyone in our community.

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Open Campus

Open Campus provides local access to education through community-based partnerships and unique programming, meeting needs of the Oregon communities we serve.

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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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Home Garden and Landscape

The home garden and landscape program area provides information for backyard gardeners and green industry professionals including regional specific information for our counties.

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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

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

Extension awareness campaign celebrates Global Handwashing Day

High Speed Hand Washing can help children and adults avoid getting COVID-19 or sick during the upcoming flu and cold season.

Chris Branam | Oct 9, 2020 | News story

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