Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR 97502
United States

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Jackson County Extension/Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

News & Announcements

Food Safety & Preservation Hotline - July 16 - October 12 (M-F)

Food Safety & Preservation Hotline - July 16 - October 12 (M-F)

June-Aug 2018 SOREC-Classes-Jackson County Extension

Look and see what classes we offer this summer at Southern Oregon Research & Extension!

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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 two support staff members work in the Extension Unit. Two scientists, working in entomology, plant pathology and horticulture, are located in the Research Unit.

Upcoming Events

Botanize

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Sun, Jun 24, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This class is a non-technical introduction to plant identification. It focuses on a deep appreciation for the beauty and diversity of plants, and all that they offer us. We’ll learn about the parts of...

Integrated Parasite Management in Small Ruminants

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Sat, Jun 30, 9:20 am - 4:00 pm
Gastrointestinal parasites of sheep and goats are becoming increasingly resistant to currently available commercial dewormers. Parasite loads not only reduce performance, but can lead to death of...

Cool Season Vegetables

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Jul 12, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This class will address the best varieties and optimum planting times for fall and overwintering vegetables along with simple ways to create a year-round harvest. Instructor: Christina Bixel, Master...

Creative Native Landscapes

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Jul 19, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
This informal presentation will include a site tour and presentation of how Kim implemented her OSU Land Steward Management Plan in 2014. Topics will include noxious weed management, cultivation of...

Natural Swimming Pool Tour (LS)

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Fri, Jul 20, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visit and learn about a "swimming pond". Instead of using chemicals to clean the water, natural pools use plants as filters. These swimming pools strive to create a pond ecosystem to keep the water...

Preparing Your Soil For Winter

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Aug 23, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn how to use techniques like cover crops, mulches, and tarping to turn winter and early spring into productive periods in your garden calendar. Using nitrogen fixing winter crops and soil biology...

2018 Land Steward Training Program

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Sep 11, 2018 12:00 pm - Tue, Nov 27, 2018 5:00 pm
The Land Stewards Program helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through weekly site visits, presentations from natural resource...

Yoga for Gardeners

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Sat, Oct 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sustainable gardening applies to how you treat your body just as it does to the methods you rely on for healthy soil and plants. This class will focus on giving gardeners the tools they need for...

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.

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!

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.

Small Ruminant Sustainable Integrated Parasite Management Course

OSU Small Farms Event

Sat, Jun 30, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Learn more sustainable techniques for managing parasites in their flocks. Our one-day class will include learning about managed grazing, FAMACHA, 5-point checks, fecal egg counts, body condition scoring, condensed tannin feeds, nutritional management, culling/selection and copper-oxide wire particles.
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Judging Palooza

Deschutes County 4-H Event

Sat, Jul 14, 2018 - Sun, Jul 15, 2018 (All Day)
This two day judging event starts off on Saturday, July 14 at 9 am with a livestock judging clinic and rounds out Sunday, July 15 at 7 am with a livestock judging contest.
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