Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

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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.

The Office is closed to the public due to the New Covid-19 restrictions. Our staff are all working remotely at this time. If you need to reach us you can call 541-776-7371 and leave a message or email:  Sorec-office@oregonstate.edu

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Announcements

Jackson County Vaccine Eligibility and Information

All Oregonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 19. Read more...

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Visitor information

Open by appointment only.

Hours of operation

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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Upcoming events

Mar 10 - Oct 10
Apr 28

Preservation 101

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT Online
May 4
Jun 15

What we do

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

Open Campus

Open Campus provides local access to education through community-based partnerships and unique programming, meeting needs of the Oregon communities we serve.

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

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

News and impact

OSU Extension uses statewide network to encourage participation in vaccinations

Efforts include volunteering at mass vaccination clinics, using the OSU Extension website to curate credible vaccine information and provide local access and eligibility details, and working closely with state and local partners to ...

Chris Branam | Apr 12, 2021 | News story

Virtual Walk With Ease class increases accessibility to disabled adults

Because of this class, all virtual Walk With Ease classes are now more accessible, and the images represent a broader spectrum of physical abilities, as well as ages and race and ethnicities.

Allison Harris | Apr 2021 | Impact story

Extension educates Oregonians to prepare for Cascadia Earthquake

A free online course consists of four modules that contain narrated sessions and additional resources.

Glenda Hyde, Lynette Black | Apr 2021 | Impact story

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