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.

Upcoming Events

Jul 14

Inviting Nature Into Our Gardens

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Central Point, OR
Jul 15 - Jul 19

Summer Fair

Central Point, OR
Aug 6


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What We Do

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

Online resources and activities

Our OSU Extension faculty are quickly creating new ways to bring learning to meet your needs. We work to engage the curiosity of kids and adults, to support the well-being of people, communities, and local economies, and to give you the information you need to pull through the COVID-19 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

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

Fruit Tree Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the appropriate use of all available methods to maintain pest populations below damaging levels. The goal of our research is to develop ecologically sound pest management strategies and tactics ...

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

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

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