Polk County

Cultivating Healthy Farms, Forests, Food and Families in Polk County since 1918

Oregon State University Extension is the go-to resource for the expertise and knowledge every Oregonian needs to live healthy lives, nurture our great state’s ecosystems, and play a vital role in Oregon’s vibrant communities.

We’re partnering with people in every county and helping them thrive every day — just as we have done for more than 100 years.

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Holiday Closures - OSU Extension Polk County

OSU Extension will be closed the following days to spend the holidays with our families. Veteran's Day - Monday, November 11, 2019 Thanksgiving - Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, 2019 Christmas - December 23 - 27, 2019 New Year's - Wednesday, January 1, 2020   Read more...

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Upcoming Events

Nov 5 - Dec 3

Living on the Land: Polk County

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Dallas, OR
Jan 25

Community Drinking Water Forum

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Monmouth, OR

What We Do

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

Home Garden and Landscape / Master Gardeners

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

Polk 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.

Polk 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.

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