North Willamette Research and Extension Center

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The North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) is Oregon State University's only agriculture field research station located in the northwestern part of the state.

We serve farmers in the seven county north valley area and focus our research and education on the region's most important crop systems: nurseries and greenhouses, fresh vegetables and specialty seed crops, berries and small fruit, Christmas trees, Orchard Crops, Field Crops, and Small Farms. In addition, NWREC is the location for the state's only IR-4 Pesticide Registration program working with many of the state’s agricultural crops throughout Oregon.

Harvest Dinner 2021

The annual Harvest Dinner at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Oregon has been a tradition for the past ten years. The event brings together our faculty and staff, OSU campus administrators, plus our research partners, community stakeholders and elected officials throughout the region. The Harvest Dinner is our celebration of agriculture, the work we all do to support our farmers and to help them solve problems and address issues—so they can provide us with the food and fiber we need and want.


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Open by appointment only.

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Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

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