Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center

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Stephan Ward

3005 Experiment Station Dr
Hood River, OR 97031
United States

Office hours

Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Currently closed

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Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center

News & Announcements

Crop Talks-Farmer Network and Farm Tours

Small farm visits in the Hood River Valley. A networking and educational opportunity for local small farmers. Visits are planned from April-September from 6-8pm.

New Mid-Columbia Horticulture Extension Faculty Member

Welcome to Dr. Ashley Thompson our Mid-Columbia Horticulture Extension Faculty member joined our staff in May. Ashley will be working with commercial cherry and pear growers in the area with offices at the Extension Office in Wasco county and at the Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research Center in Hood River.

Weed of the month

June's Weed of the month is Puncturevine! If you see it, pull it.

Welcome to the new OSU Extension website

OSU Extension has been serving Oregon for more than 100 years, and our previous website launched in 2011. It was time for an upgrade! Click the title of this announcement to read more about the upgrade and share your feedback.

The Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center is a branch station of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station administered by the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. Our mission is conducting research and outreach supporting the tree fruit industry in the Mid-Columbia region, as well as the Pacific Northwest. Continuous discovery and outreach are keys to our on-going success.

The Hood River County office of OSU Extension Service is located at MCAREC.  Extension programs have been serving the residents of Hood River County and the Mid-Columbia area for over 80 years. We provide a source of informal education in family and community development, agriculture and home horticulture. We also provide support for our local 4-H program.

Programs Offered

Upcoming Events

2018 a la Carte Food Preservation Classes

Hood River County Extension Event

Tue, Jul 10, 2018 6:00 pm - Wed, Dec 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Food Preservation classes a la Carte held in Hood River and The Dalles! A selection of eight different food preservation classes covering various topics starting Wednesday, June 6th from 6:00-9:00 pm. Classes held on various Wednesday's until December 12 at the Hood River FISH Food Bank. These same classes will also be held in The Dalles on Tuesday's from 1-4pm at the Zion Lutheran Church.

Brassicas and Beer

Hood River County Extension Event

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 6:00 pm - Wed, Sep 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Free summer gardening seminar series with all seminars held at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe 1410 12th Ave, Hood River from 6-7pm.
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Judging Palooza

Deschutes County 4-H Event

Sat, Jul 14, 2018 - Sun, Jul 15, 2018 (All Day)
This two day judging event starts off on Saturday, July 14 at 9 am with a livestock judging clinic and rounds out Sunday, July 15 at 7 am with a livestock judging contest.
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