Extension has been part of Jefferson County since 1935, providing the community with research-based knowledge and education. Educational programs are provided in the areas of:

  • 4-H youth
  • Agriculture
  • Small Acreages
  • Home and Commercial Landscape
  • Livestock and Range
  • Family and Community Development
  • Education & Leadership Training

For those living in Jefferson County the Madras Extension Office is the front door to Oregon State University. It is our goal to increase the relevance of current Extension program areas, and increase Oregon State University's footprint in our community by providing easy access to the knowledge and expertise across the entire university.

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Jefferson County

850 NW Dogwood Lane
Madras, OR 97741
United States

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2019 Forest Stewardship Series dates

Sharpen your land management knowledge and skills-the most powerful tools you own - by attending one, or all of our upcoming Forest Stewardship Series, Classes are scheduled for February 7th, April 4th, May 2nd and June 6, 2019. Read more...

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What We Do

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

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.

Jefferson 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.

Jefferson 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 (PreK-12), Christmas tree growers, loggers and forest workers, and others.

Jefferson County

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Ask an Expert is a way for you to get answers from the Oregon State University Extension Service. We have experts in family and health, community development, food and agriculture, coastal issues, forestry, programs for young people, and gardening.

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