Jefferson County

Steven Ward

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 and Small Farms
  • Master Beekeepers
  • Home and Commercial Landscape
  • Livestock and Range
  • Family and Community Development
  • Education & Leadership Training

For those living in Jefferson County the Extension Office in Madras 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

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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Online resources and activities

Our OSU Extension faculty are quickly creating new ways to bring learning to meet your needs. We work to engage the curiosity of kids and adults, to support the well-being of people, communities, and local economies, and to give you the information you need to pull through the COVID-19 crisis.

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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.

Jefferson County

We are available by phone and email during regular business hours.

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

Contact us

Mailing address

Other locations

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Have a Question? Ask an Expert!

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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