Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR 97502
United States

Office hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Currently closed

Phone

Extension: 541-776-7371
Research: 541-772-5165

Jackson County Extension/Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

News & Announcements

Food Safety & Preservation Hotline Open for The Season

The OSU Extension Service Food Safety and Preservation Hotline starts on July 16 and ends on October 12, 2018 (M-F, 9am-4pm). Call 1-800-354-7319 (toll-free) Read More...

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW 2018 Land Steward SHORT Course

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Sep 11, 2018 8:00 am - Sat, Nov 3, 2018 5:00 pm
This new Land Steward course from OSU Extension features a blend of online, classroom, and field instruction and is well-suited for busy adults who enjoy online learning but also want to see stewardship in action!

Natural Mushroom Cultivation

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Wed, Oct 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will explain the basics of natural mushroom cultivation for food and medicine. We will explore growing mushrooms on compost, logs, wood chips, and straw.

Introduction to Pasture Management

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Oct 11, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Through understanding the biology of pasture plants and grazing behavior of livestock, you can improve the productivity of your pasture and reduce weed problems. In this introductory course, you will...

Pilot Joe Revisited

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Oct 16, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pilot Joe was the first phase of the Middle Applegate Dry Forest Restoration project, one of three such demonstration projects in SW Oregon began in 2011. Visit several commercial and non-commercial units to discuss pre- and post-treatment conditions and 5 year results.

Not Enough Time? Fast & Slow Cooking

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Oct 16, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Has an Instant Pot® or other electric pressure cooker found its way into your kitchen? This was the most sought-after gift in the appliance section this last year. Our experts will take all the terror...

Pruning and Cleaning Up the Fall Garden

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Sat, Oct 20, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The fall garden can feel overwhelming. This class in Jackson county will look at what to prune, what to leave up over the winter, and what else to think about in the fall.

Uncommon Apples: The World of Heritage Fruits

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Mon, Oct 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This presentation will introduce the world of heritage apples not generally available at the local grocer or plant nursery, including those used for the production of cider.

Geraniums, Begonias and Fuchsias

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Oct 23, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join Kate Hassen, Master Gardener in Jackson County, to learn about beautiful patio plants that you can buy once and enjoy for years to come. Learn how to overwinter this year's plants as well as take cuttings for new plants next year!

Soil Testing for Productive Gardens, Pastures, & Farm Fields

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Oct 25, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
In this introductory course, you'll learn how to use soil testing to evaluate the fertility of gardens, pastures, and fields.

Cranberries Make Delicious Memories

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Nov 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Famous for their bright red color and characteristic taste, cranberries are a significant Oregon crop. Learn about the history, harvest and uses of these nutritious little jewels. Home preservation will be highlighted with samples and take home recipes at the Jackson County Extension Auditorium.

The Science of Overgrazing and How to Avoid It

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Nov 8, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pastures can take a beating, but only to a point. In this course you'll learn the ecological theory of pasture plant communities and the detrimental nature of overgrazing (this is some of the most...

Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association program: Rare and Champion Trees of SW Oregon, with Frank Callahan

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Nov 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frank has found and nominated National Champion Trees. In addition he has discovered many species of plants that previously were not known to exist in Oregon. We will hear about his adventures. Co...

The Goat Works! Using Goats (and Other Livestock) to Manage Noxious Weeds and Reduce Fire Risk and Intensity

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Dec 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goats can be an excellent tool for managing weeds, but there are lots of considerations too! Come learn how goats can be used, how certain weeds respond, and whether you should buy or rent goats.

Effective Forest Roads

Douglas County Extension Event

Sat, Dec 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Use your road maintenance dollars effectively. Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs.

Teamwork! A Volunteer's Toolbox for Effective Team Management

Douglas County Extension Event

Sat, Dec 8, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Team Management Workshop
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