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Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center was formed in 1994 when the "Southern Oregon Experiment Station" was combined with the "Jackson County Extension Service".

Our faculty and staff help thousands of Jackson County residents find answers and solve problems every year, in addition to instructing on-going programs and a selection of season-appropriate classes. Ten faculty and seven support staff work in the Extension unit. Three lead scientists (working in entomology, plant pathology, and viticulture) work in the research unit along with six assistants and support staff.

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Announcements

BEETLES Institute for Outdoor School Providers

We are pleased to welcome the BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning, and Expertise Sharing) to Oregon! The BEETLES Institute for Outdoor School will bring together leaders of outdoor school programs from across Oregon for a week of professional learning, expertise sharing, community building, discussions, and thoughtful reflection. This Institute is a rich experience, and a unique opportunity to meet with other leaders and discuss ideas for how to make your program the best it can be. Read more...

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Upcoming Events

Oct 21

Maintaining a Healthy Forest in an Uncertain Climate

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Central Point, OR
Oct 22
Oct 24

Off-Grid Living & Systems

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Jacksonville, OR
Oct 28

Farm Enterprise Analysis-Plan for Profit

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Central Point, OR

What We Do

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

Activities for Youth

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.

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

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 (PreK-12), Christmas tree growers, loggers and forest workers, and others.

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

Land Stewards

Dedicated to helping land owners achieve a viable and sustainable vision for their land. Land Steward graduates and mentors have been expanding stewardship practices in Oregon since 2008.

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

Ask an Expert

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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