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

Jackson County Extension/Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

News & Announcements

June-Aug 2018 SOREC-Classes-Jackson County Extension

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

Welcome to the new OSU Extension website

OSU Extension has been serving Oregon for more than 100 years, and our previous website launched in 2011. It was time for an upgrade! Click the title of this announcement to read more about the upgrade and share your feedback.

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)

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

Takelma Gorge of the Rogue River Hike

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Jul 31, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Meet at Alternate Locations:
Carpool leaves at 8:30A from RRWC, 89 Alder St, Central Point
-or-
Meet 9:45A at Woodruff Bridge Park on Forest Rd 68 (see web-link for directions)
To Register:
Call RRWC: 541-423-6186

Oak Woodlands

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Aug 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In this presentation, Stan Dean will share his experiences of managing 160 acres of oak woodland with the goal of preserving good habitat for plants and animals. Stan will teach the class from the...

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.
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