Lane County

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OSU Extension’s network of teachers, experts, mentors and volunteers is at your service, across Oregon and here at home. Learning with you. Sharing knowledge. Putting lessons into practice.

When we work together, we can create positive change in our communities. Helping farmers and gardeners grow healthy foods. Strengthening our economic and ecological future. Helping people of all ages, families and communities thrive. And much more. We’re here to help.

How we serve you

We provide reliable, research-based education and advice to help you make informed decisions. Access is affordable—often free. Learn through one-on-one conversations with experts, workshops, conferences, publications, hotlines, online classes, and youth development clubs and activities.

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

Announcements

2021 Grow This: OR Garden Challenge

Oregonians can receive free seeds while they last. Anyone from anywhere in the world can join using their own seeds or to follow along anytime through September. Read more...

Winter Emergency & Storm Damage Resources

Winter storms can happen at any time! This collection contains resources on food and water storage, power outages, and tree damage. Read more...

Lane County vaccine eligibility and information

Oregon Health Authority is distributing the vaccine in phases. Learn about if you are eligible and how to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Read more...

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Visitor information

Open by appointment only.

Wearing face coverings and physical distancing is required for all employees and visitors, per Oregon Statute and Oregon State University guidelines.

Hours of operation

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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Upcoming events

Jan 4 - Dec 16

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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Livestock and Forages

This program emphasizes economically and environmentally efficient production of livestock and forages in Western Oregon.

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Nutrition Education Program

The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Nutrition Education and Outreach Programs are part of the Extension Family and Community Health Program and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. These programs engage ...

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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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News and impact

Extension program offers safety net for depressed and suicidal farmers and ranchers

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) teaches farmers, ranchers and their family and friends how to interrupt the process that leads to suicide.

Kym Pokorny | Mar 3, 2021 | News story

Innovative harvesting system could be a game-changer for the blueberry industry

Called a soft catch system, the mechanism boasts a soft surface for catching the delicate berries in contrast to the hard polycarbonate surface of traditional over-the-row machines.

Kym Pokorny | Feb 17, 2021 | News story

Extension foresters note trend in redwood plantings, plan needs assessment

As landowners in western Oregon start to plant redwood trees more frequently, OSU Extension foresters plan a survey to determine why the tall trees have become popular.

Kym Pokorny | Jan 26, 2021 | News story

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