Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center was formed in 1994 when the Southern Oregon Experiment Station was combined with the Jackson County Extension Service.


In southern Oregon, a new generation of small-scale farmers works shoulder to shoulder with established orchards and start-up wineries. The Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) provides research-based programs for this active and growing community as they constantly reinvent the agricultural possibilities of the fertile Rogue Valley.

Hemp | Pasture & Hay | Pears | Wine Grapes

Faculty & Staff

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.

Recent News

Dr. Levin sharing his research findings with a group of grape growers.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Vines

OSU’s Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center focuses on growers issues


Focus on Fruit: 12/08/22

What's being done to help pear growers keep their crop safe after harvest?  Oregon State University's Achala KC updates us on the latest...

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