Lane County

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The OSU Extension Service provides research-based knowledge and education that strengthens local economies, sustains natural resources, and promotes healthy communities, families, and individuals.

In the Lane County area, we currently offer programs in:

We offer a variety of online educational resources that help Oregonians solve problems and lead better lives. See all of our Online Resources and Activities.

*We are still here to answer your questions!  Though most of us are working remotely, you may still contact our office by phone at 541-344-5859 and we will return your call within 48 hours or less or feel free to email us.  You may also email the faculty and staff directly - see the faculty and staff page to contact us directly.* 

Services we can still help with:

  • Pressure canner gauge testing
  • Food preservation/safety questions
  • Gardening questions
  • Commercial Horticulture questions
  • 4-H questions
  • Small Farms, pasture, etc. questions

Our faculty and staff are still here for you!

Upcoming Events

Apr 20 - Dec 31


Lane County Extension Office Reopened for Walk-ins

The Lane County Extension office is open to the public for walk-ins Tuesdays - Thursdays, 9am - 1pm. We are still open and available to help you via phone, email or via Zoom chat 5 days a week. We encourage you to ... Read more...

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What We Do

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

Food Safety and Preservation

We provide research-based information in food safety and preservation.

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Activities for Youth

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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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 ...

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Home Garden and Landscape

We provide research-based information for backyard gardeners and green industry professionals, including regional specific information.

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Southern Willamette Valley Small Farms Program

The Small Farms Program serves commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces both organic/biological and conventional farming systems.

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Latest news

Lane County Master Gardeners donate thousands of vegetable starts to help people grow their own

Most of the 2,200 starts that went to the organizations were vegetables so that gardeners can supplement their food supply with fresh produce.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 10, 2020 | News Story

Sea Grant Extension partners on campaign to boost state's seafood industry

In addition to showing where to buy local seafood via an interactive map, the Eat Oregon seafood webpage offers tips on when and what types of seafood to purchase and how to freeze, smoke and prepare it at home.

Chris Branam | Jul 9, 2020 | News Story

Extension adapts High Speed Hand Washing technique for ag industry

Extension recently released a collection of resources for farmers and ranchers and food production or packing plant supervisors to use in the workplace.

Chris Branam | Jul 8, 2020 | News Story

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