Josephine County Extension

215 Ringuette St
Grants Pass, OR 97527
United States

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Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
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Josephine County Extension

If you would like to participate on the Josephine County 4/HExtension Service Budget Committee, please fill out the 4-H Budget Committee application

FY19 Budget, 23 May 2018 approved by committee

FY19 Budget Minutes 23 May 2018

FY19 Budget Minutes 14 June 2018

Josephine Budget Message 2018-19

The Budget Committee for the Josephine County 4-H/Extension Service District met on May 23 to receive reports on Extension activities and to review and approve the 2018-19 budget. Updated budget documents are available at the link above. The Board of Commissioners will meet in their capacity as the District's governing body on June 14 to conduct a public hearing, and to consider adoption of the budget. Details are available in the budget documents.

2019 Master Gardener™ Training

(click link above for more information)

January 17 through April 4, 2019/ Thursdays for 12 weeks, 8:30am – 4:00pm Required orientation session Jan 10, 2019 1-4 pm

COST: $150.00 (Josephine County residents) & 70 volunteer hours

Location: OSU Extension Auditorium, 215 Ringuette St., Grants Pass.

Registration will open October 1st and space is limited so register early at this link.


Upcoming Events


Josephine County Extension Event

Thu, Oct 11, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Slow cookers and electric pressure cookers are fantastic tools for convenient, hands-off cooking. While they can produce similar results, they are quite different. Learn the advantages of both.


Josephine County Extension Event

Tue, Oct 23, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Speaker: Stephanie Hazen is a retired small animal veterinarian, living in Salem, Oregon Join Stephanie and learn about milkweed propagation, the biology of Monarch Butterflies, and how to join the...

Exploring the Small Farm Dream

Josephine County Extension Event

Wed, Nov 7, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dates and time: Wednesdays, November, 7th, 14th, 28th– 6pm to 8:30pm


Josephine County Extension Event

Thu, Nov 8, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Home preservation will be highlighted with samples of juices, sauces, salsas, mustards, breads, desserts, and other tempting treats using cranberries. Take home recipes and skills to create “Cranberry...


Josephine County Extension Event

Sat, Nov 10, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Art of Composting: An in-depth look at the why and how of organic waste management. In this informative and engaging class, attendees will learn about the reasons behind creating compost, its...

Plant clinic

Josephine County Master Gardeners Event

Mon, Apr 2, 2018 9:00 am - Wed, Oct 31, 2018 3:00 pm
Have your gardening questions answered by trained Master Gardener Volunteers.

NEW 2018 Land Steward SHORT Course

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Sep 11, 2018 8:00 am - Sat, Nov 3, 2018 5:00 pm
This new Land Steward course from OSU Extension features a blend of online, classroom, and field instruction and is well-suited for busy adults who enjoy online learning but also want to see stewardship in action!

Natural Mushroom Cultivation

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Wed, Oct 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will explain the basics of natural mushroom cultivation for food and medicine. We will explore growing mushrooms on compost, logs, wood chips, and straw.

Introduction to Pasture Management

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Oct 11, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Through understanding the biology of pasture plants and grazing behavior of livestock, you can improve the productivity of your pasture and reduce weed problems. In this introductory course, you will...

Pilot Joe Revisited

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Oct 16, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pilot Joe was the first phase of the Middle Applegate Dry Forest Restoration project, one of three such demonstration projects in SW Oregon began in 2011. Visit several commercial and non-commercial units to discuss pre- and post-treatment conditions and 5 year results.

Not Enough Time? Fast & Slow Cooking

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Oct 16, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Has an Instant Pot® or other electric pressure cooker found its way into your kitchen? This was the most sought-after gift in the appliance section this last year. Our experts will take all the terror...

Pruning and Cleaning Up the Fall Garden

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Sat, Oct 20, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The fall garden can feel overwhelming. This class in Jackson county will look at what to prune, what to leave up over the winter, and what else to think about in the fall.

Uncommon Apples: The World of Heritage Fruits

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Mon, Oct 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This presentation will introduce the world of heritage apples not generally available at the local grocer or plant nursery, including those used for the production of cider.

Geraniums, Begonias and Fuchsias

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Oct 23, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join Kate Hassen, Master Gardener in Jackson County, to learn about beautiful patio plants that you can buy once and enjoy for years to come. Learn how to overwinter this year's plants as well as take cuttings for new plants next year!

Backyard Woodlands

Douglas County Extension Event

Fri, Oct 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Are you interested in learning how to get started in the management and care of your wooded property? This introductory workshop will teach you how to tend to your woodland.

Cranberries Make Delicious Memories

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Nov 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Famous for their bright red color and characteristic taste, cranberries are a significant Oregon crop. Learn about the history, harvest and uses of these nutritious little jewels. Home preservation will be highlighted with samples and take home recipes at the Jackson County Extension Auditorium.

The Science of Overgrazing and How to Avoid It

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Nov 8, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pastures can take a beating, but only to a point. In this course you'll learn the ecological theory of pasture plant communities and the detrimental nature of overgrazing (this is some of the most...

Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association program: Rare and Champion Trees of SW Oregon, with Frank Callahan

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Nov 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frank has found and nominated National Champion Trees. In addition he has discovered many species of plants that previously were not known to exist in Oregon. We will hear about his adventures. Co...

Effective Forest Roads

Douglas County Extension Event

Sat, Dec 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Use your road maintenance dollars effectively. Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs.

Teamwork! A Volunteer's Toolbox for Effective Team Management

Douglas County Extension Event

Sat, Dec 8, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Team Management Workshop

The Goat Works! Using Goats (and Other Livestock) to Manage Noxious Weeds and Reduce Fire Risk and Intensity

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Dec 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goats can be an excellent tool for managing weeds, but there are lots of considerations too! Come learn how goats can be used, how certain weeds respond, and whether you should buy or rent goats.

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