Welcome to SOREC
Serving Jackson and Josephine Counties, and surrounding communities in Southern Oregon, Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center (SOREC) enriches the Rogue Valley's agricultural communities. With support from OSU's College of Agricultural Science, we bring cutting-edge research to our beautiful valley.
Who is SOREC
Specializing in horticulture, soil science, entomology, and plant pathology, the researchers at SOREC focus on key agricultural industries and supportive science to address concerns for the Southern Oregon bioregion. Currently, field research focuses on pears, vineyard grapes, and hemp. SOREC research is also looking towards current and future needs of farmers, ranchers, and viticulturists across issues of soil health, water use, and climate adaptation. Learn more about our team here.
Supporting Southern Oregon
Since 1911, researchers at SOREC have provided vital scientific support to commercial agricultural businesses and hobbyist gardeners alike. Across 81 acres, we continue in that proud tradition of serving our community by providing research insights, as well as an array of services available to regional businesses and community members.