Jefferson County Extension

850 NW Dogwood Lane
Madras, OR 97741
United States

Office hours

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

Office phone

Jefferson County Extension

News & Announcements

Welcome to the new OSU Extension website

OSU Extension has been serving Oregon for more than 100 years, and our previous website launched in 2011. It was time for an upgrade! Click the title of this announcement to read more about the upgrade and share your feedback.

2018 High Desert Garden Tour

Join us for the High Desert Garden Tour on Saturday, July 21st in Bend. Ticket books will be available at the following locations on July 6th: Moonfire and Sun Garden Center, OSU Extension Service (Crook and Deschutes County offices), Schultz Farm and Garden, Shoe Inn, Strictly Organic Coffee Company, Whistle Stop Farm & Flowers, WinterCreek Restoration & Nursery and Worthy Brewing Company.

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

Flavored Oils, Vinegar, and Seasonings

Deschutes County Extension Event

Wed, Jul 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join OSU experts to safely prepare specialty vinegar, flavored oils, and seasonings. Samples to take home, this is a hands-on workshop.

Open Garden at Northwest Crossing Community Garden

Deschutes County Extension Event

Sat, Aug 4, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join OSU Master Gardener volunteers for an Open House at Northwest Crossing Community Garden.

Measure 99 Funding Information & Listening Session

Outdoor School Event

Thu, Aug 9, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This will be an opportunity for Eastern Oregon District Superintendents, Principals, and 5th or 6th Grade Educators to ask questions, plan for next year, and learn how your district can get involved (or stay involved) in Outdoor School.

Open Garden- Hollinshead Community Garden

Deschutes County Extension Event

Sat, Aug 18, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join OSU Master Gardener volunteers for an Open Garden at Hollinshead Community Garden.
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