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:

  • Answer questions and give advice by telephone, in person, and by email
  • Coordinate informational tours, conferences, short courses, workshops and demonstrations
  • Provide publications with specific research-based information on a variety of subjects
  • Provide information of local interest and link to hundreds of research based publications on our website


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Marion County

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

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Upcoming Events

Apr 2 - Jun 6

Principles of Vineyard Management

8:00 am - 9:50 am Online
Apr 9 - May 4
May 10

Organic Strawberry Management

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Aurora, OR

What We Do

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

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

Master Gardener Program

Local OSU Extension Master Gardeners™ are available to answer your gardening and insect questions. Learn about becoming a Master Gardener.

Marion County

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 (PreK-12), Christmas tree growers, loggers and forest workers, and others.

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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