Jefferson County Extension

850 NW Dogwood Lane
Madras, OR 97741
United States

Office hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Currently closed


Jefferson County Extension

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.

Upcoming Events

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Reduce Stress with Mindfulness

Deschutes County Extension Event

Tue, Oct 2, 2018 9:00 am - Tue, Oct 23, 2018 10:30 am
The Stress Less with Mindfulness class series introduces participants to the experience and practice of mindfulness to reduce stress. The series of four sessions will be taught by Glenda Hyde, OSU Extension Service community educator on Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16 and 23, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Mustard, Summer Sausage and Jerky

Deschutes County Extension Event

Wed, Oct 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spice up your Oktoberfest or holiday event with home-canned mustard. Only a few recipes are safe to can at home, though. Summer sausage and jerky also have food safety risks if they aren’t prepared properly

Get Ready for the Holidays at the Red and Green Salsa

Deschutes County Extension Event

Wed, Oct 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
‘Tis the Season for special holiday condiments or host/hostess gifts! Join OSU Extension at the Red and Green Salsa public workshop to learn how to make safe, canned salsas! Participants will have fun learning about and making Tomatillo and Spicy Cranberry Salsas from up-to-date, tested recipes.

Biomass Summit - presented by Ochoco Forest Restoration Collaborative

Deschutes County Extension Event

Fri, Oct 19, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
What is Biomass and how is it used?
Biomass includes any woody material we strategically take off the land as a by-product of forest restoration. Biomass can be used to produce a full range of products including energy, lumber, composites, paper and pulp, furniture, housing components, round wood, ethanol and other liquids, chemicals, biochar, and energy feedstocks.

Fuels Reduction 101, Hands-on Training

Deschutes County Extension Event

Fri, Nov 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
How do I select which and how many trees to thin? What is the best way to build a burn pile? How do I care for my chainsaw?
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