Marion County


Starting on March 29 these groups are eligible for Covid-19 vaccine in Oregon: migrant and seasonal farm workers (including H2A), agriculture, seafood and food processing workers. If you are an employer of any of these groups please fill out this OR Health Authority Survey (available in English, Spanish, and Russian). OHA is seeking sites for vaccine events. Eligible individuals can sign up for vaccine wherever it is being offered. Click HERE for vaccine information including vaccine events and sites.

Due to the Covid-19 statewide freeze the OSU Extension office in Marion County will be closed until further notice. We continue to offer all available extension programs online and we are available by appointment. Leave a voicemail message at 503-588-5301 with your name and phone, who you want to see and the reason for your visit. We will contact you right away.

Services offered by appointment include:

  • Seed field registration
  • Pressure gauge testing for canning
  • Nitrate water testing
  • Gardening questions
  • 4-H and USDA SNAP-Ed programs
  • Meet with faculty and staff

WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU: Food. Farm. Families.

We provide research science-based remote learning opportunities to help Marion County youth and adults solve problems, develop life skills and manage resources wisely as well as ensure you have the information you need to protect you and reinvigorate our local economies.

You can find OSU Extension Publications HERE. Topics include 4-H, agriculture, business management, community development, education tools, family & home, emergency response, forestry, gardening, health & wellness, languages, natural resources, nutrition & food, outdoor recreation, and more.

Ask an Expert provides an answer from OSU extension faculty on a wide range of topics.

Visit and subscribe to the Marion County Extension E-Newsletter (Jan/Feb issue) to find out the latest activities and events in Marion County and the region. Click on the Newsletter icon in the orange band below.

Serving Marion County Residents Since 1911.


Marion County vaccine eligibility and information

All Oregonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 19. Read more...

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Hours of operation

Mon - Fri: 9:00 am-2:00 pm

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Upcoming Events

We’re still active across the state delivering our workshops virtually to you. See our online events across the state.

What we do

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

Marion County COVID-19 resources

Find current and accurate information about access to food, financial assistance, and health care during the coronavirus crisis.

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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.

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Extension Family and Community Health

The Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program is helping individuals, families and communities achieve healthy outcomes. Our county faculty are located in the communities we serve, allowing us to achieve these outcomes ...

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Community Horticulture

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

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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.

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Agritourism and Tourism in Marion County

Agritourism and Tourism Research, Education and Community Engagement.

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News and impact

OSU Extension uses statewide network to encourage participation in vaccinations

Efforts include volunteering at mass vaccination clinics, using the OSU Extension website to curate credible vaccine information and provide local access and eligibility details, and working closely with state and local partners to ...

Chris Branam | Apr 12, 2021 | News story

Virtual Walk With Ease class increases accessibility to disabled adults

Because of this class, all virtual Walk With Ease classes are now more accessible, and the images represent a broader spectrum of physical abilities, as well as ages and race and ethnicities.

Allison Harris | Apr 2021 | Impact story

Extension educates Oregonians to prepare for Cascadia Earthquake

A free online course consists of four modules that contain narrated sessions and additional resources.

Glenda Hyde, Lynette Black | Apr 2021 | Impact story

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