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 & phones will be unstaffed on Monday, January 18th in remembrance of  Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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:

Thank you!


Hours of operation

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


Visitor information

Open by appointment only.



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Upcoming events

Feb 11 - Apr 30
Feb 16

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST Online

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.

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News and impact

Extension coordinates hay donations to relieve those affected by wildfires

More than 500 tons have been donated and moved around the state through partnerships.

Kym Pokorny | Oct 19, 2020 | News story

Grant seeks to make college more accessible to Oregon's Indigenous youth

The project will focus on outreach to pre-college Indigenous youth to improve access and understanding of steps toward college entry and tuition and remove systematic barriers to community college and university completion.

Adrian Gallo | Oct 13, 2020 | News story

Extension awareness campaign celebrates Global Handwashing Day

High Speed Hand Washing can help children and adults avoid getting COVID-19 or sick during the upcoming flu and cold season.

Chris Branam | Oct 9, 2020 | News story

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