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

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Announcements

Food Safety & Preservation Hotline

Call 1-800-354-7319, open July 16 to October 18, 2019, 9 am – 4 pm (Monday - Friday) Read more...

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Upcoming Events

Sep 21

OSU Extension Benny Bash

9:00 am - 2:00 pm Madras, OR
Sep 21

Benny Bash 5k Color Run

10:00 am - 11:30 am Madras, OR

What We Do

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

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

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

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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