Polk County

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


We work with you to build a healthy, vibrant county. We provide education for every stage of life.  We support health and wellness for people, families and communities. We encourage healthy natural spaces.  We enhance farming methods, home gardening skills and access to healthy food.

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


**We are still here to answer your questions!  Though we are working remotely, you may still contact our office by phone at 503-623-8395 and we will return your call within 48 hours or less.  You may also email us directly - see the faculty and staff page to contact us directly.**

Services we can still help with:

  • Pressure canner gauge testing
  • Gardening questions
  • 4-H questions
  • Small Farms, pasture, etc.
  • ALL of our faculty and staff are still here for you!

Upcoming Events

Jul 17

2020 Oregon Olive Growers Meeting

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT Online


Polk County Extension Office Reopening for walk-ins

Polk Extension opening for modified walk-in hours! Starting Monday, July 6, we will be open Monday - Wednesday from 8am - 5pm (closed noon - 1pm). Read more...

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What We Do

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

Online resources and activities

Our OSU Extension faculty are quickly creating new ways to bring learning to meet your needs. We work to engage the curiosity of kids and adults, to support the well-being of people, communities, and local economies, and to give you the information you need to pull through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Home Garden, Landscape and Master Gardeners

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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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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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 ...

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Currently closed

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

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Other locations

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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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