Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

Gordon Jones

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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Disaster Relief Resources in Jackson County

ACCESS Fire Relief Program The ACCESS Fire Relief Program helps those in Jackson County who have lost their homes due to local wildfires. ACCESS can provide: temporary shelter assistance, deposit assistance, food assistance, ... Read more...

Free N95/KN95 masks for Ag workers

Masks are provided through a partnership with Oregon Department of Agriculture, The Governor’s Office, OSU Extension Service, and other regional partners. Air Quality Levels are Hazardous If possible stay indoors. If possible reduce... 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.

Jackson County COVID-19 resources

Find current and accurate information about access to food, financial assistance, and health care during the coronavirus crisis.

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

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

Agronomy & Commercial Agriculture

Answering questions and providing technical assistance for commercial agriculture in the Rogue Valley

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

Food Preservation and Safety

With many hours of volunteer assistance, the OSU Extension Service has provided research-based information about safe food handling to thousands of Oregonians for 25 years. This has averted foodborne illness (and medical bills) and prevented the expense of food waste.

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 ...

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

Latest news

Emergency response fulfills Extension's mission to serve all Oregonians

The OSU Extension Service has a defined role in federal, state and local emergency plans.

Chris Branam | Sep 18, 2020 | News story

Extension employees among tens of thousands of Oregon fire evacuees

OSU Extension employees are among the tens of thousands of Oregonians who have been evacuated due to the wildfires. Here are a few of their stories.

Chris Branam | Sep 16, 2020 | News story

OSU Extension assists with livestock rescue efforts as Oregonians flee fires

When the fires started raging on Tuesday, OSU Extension employees started preparing barns and other buildings for animals, in addition to sorting through donations of food and water. Since then, they’ve been working day and night.

Chris Branam | Sep 11, 2020 | News story

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