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, 23May18 approved by committee

FY19 Budget Minutes 23May18

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.

For Current Catalog with all upcoming Josephine County Extension info:

May- Aug 2018 Josephine County Extension Catalog

OSU Josephine 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.

June-Aug 2018 SOREC-Classes-Jackson County Extension

Look and see what classes we offer this summer at Southern Oregon Research & Extension!

Upcoming Events

Pressure canner

Pressure Canning

Josephine County Extension Event

Sat, Jun 23, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Are you afraid of pressure canning? Do you remember tales of pressure canners that exploded? Well, Josephine County Master Food Preservers are here to take the confusion and stress out of pressure canning. Pre-Registration by June 19, 2018
Volunteer collecting bees

Oregon Bee Survey Field Day

Josephine County Master Gardeners Event

Fri, Jun 22, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Learn more about the diversity of bees, their importance, and their habitat needs.

Summer Plant Sale

Josephine County Master Gardeners Event

Sat, Jun 23, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Josephine County Master Gardener Association perennial plant sale in support of the OSU Master Gardener Program


Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Sun, Jun 24, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This class is a non-technical introduction to plant identification. It focuses on a deep appreciation for the beauty and diversity of plants, and all that they offer us. We’ll learn about the parts of...
Livestock Judging Logo

Judging Palooza

Deschutes County 4-H Event

Sat, Jul 14, 2018 - Sun, Jul 15, 2018 (All Day)
This two day judging event starts off on Saturday, July 14 at 9 am with a livestock judging clinic and rounds out Sunday, July 15 at 7 am with a livestock judging contest.

Creative Native Landscapes

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Jul 19, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
This informal presentation will include a site tour and presentation of how Kim implemented her OSU Land Steward Management Plan in 2014. Topics will include noxious weed management, cultivation of...

Natural Swimming Pool Tour (LS)

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Fri, Jul 20, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visit and learn about a "swimming pond". Instead of using chemicals to clean the water, natural pools use plants as filters. These swimming pools strive to create a pond ecosystem to keep the water...

Preparing Your Soil For Winter

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Aug 23, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn how to use techniques like cover crops, mulches, and tarping to turn winter and early spring into productive periods in your garden calendar. Using nitrogen fixing winter crops and soil biology...

2018 Land Steward Training Program

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Sep 11, 2018 12:00 pm - Tue, Nov 27, 2018 5:00 pm
The Land Stewards Program helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through weekly site visits, presentations from natural resource...

Yoga for Gardeners

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Sat, Oct 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sustainable gardening applies to how you treat your body just as it does to the methods you rely on for healthy soil and plants. This class will focus on giving gardeners the tools they need for...

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.

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!

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.

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