Food. Farm. Families. Serving Marion County Residents Since 1911.

Who We Are. What We Do.

We offer objective, research-based information to help Marion County youth and adults solve problems, develop life skills and manage resources wisely. As part of OSU and other research-based institutions, our faculty, staff and volunteers provide the following services:

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Marion County

1320 Capitol St NE, Suite 110
Salem, OR 97301
United States

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Registration Open! 2019 4-H Wild West Camp

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 4-H Wild West Camp! The 4-H Wild West Camp is a program of Oregon State University Extension Service and is open to all youth competing in grades 4 - 7. This overnight camp is designed to give youth hands-on outdoor experiences. Click the announcement to find out more information and how to register! Read more...

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Upcoming Events

Jun 25

Preserving the Valley's Fruit

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Salem, OR
Jul 11 - Jul 14
Jul 23

Pressure Canning How To's

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Salem, OR
Aug 27

Jams, Jellies, Pie Fillings ... Oh My!

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Salem, OR

What We Do

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

Home Garden and Landscape

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

Marion County

Mid-Willamette Valley Small Farms Program

The Mid-Valley 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.

Marion County

Youth Activities

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.

Marion County

Have a Question? Ask an Expert!

Ask an Expert is a way for you to get answers from the Oregon State University Extension Service. We have experts in family and health, community development, food and agriculture, coastal issues, forestry, programs for young people, and gardening.

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