North Willamette Research and Extension Center

No Farm Too Small

The North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) is Oregon State University's only agriculture field research station located in the northwestern part of the state. 

We serve farmers in the seven county north valley area and focus our research and education on the region's most important crop systems: nurseries and greenhouses, fresh vegetables and specialty seed crops, berries and small fruit, Christmas trees, and small commercial farms.  In addition, NWREC is the location for the state's only IR-4 Pesticide Registration program working with agricultural crops throughout Oregon.

To visit NWREC or to Contact Us

Our address is:

15210 NE Miley Road

Aurora, OR 97002

Ph: 503-678-1264

Complete driving directions



Despite less than perfect weather conditions, eager students braved the rain to participate in the The Youth Tractor Safety Training and Certification program at NWREC during Spring Break, March 26-28. Read the complete story or visit the photo gallery.

Another class for youth drivers will be held later in the spring or early summer.  Contact the Clackamas County Extension office in Oregon City to register.  The phone is 503-655-8631.A tractor safety operation course for adults is planned too.


  • NWREC's new Solar Array project-Visit Solar City's website to see real-time kWh production of the array. Read about ALL the recent arrays that were installed on agricultural lands operated by Oregon State University.
  • Food Safety “Train the Trainers” Workshops for any Oregon produce farmer regardless of farm size. This workshop prepares participants to train harvest workers on recommended food safety practices. The Workshops are offered in English and Spanish and are free! Multiple dates and locations. Please visit Oregon Farms Food Safety website for registration and complete information.
  • Nick Andrews, Small Farms Extension Horticulturist, is featured in a great extension video about small scale farming in Oregon. To watch "No Farm Too Small" click video link above.
  • Thinking about growing some of your own berries? The Oregonian recently featured our berry crops specialist, Bernadine Strik and her variety recommendations Marionberriesfor western gardeners.
  • Newly revised extension publication titled Blackberry Cultivars for Oregon, is now available. This publication offers information on the latest cultivars studied here at the NWREC and at area growers. Authors are Chad E. Finn, berry crops geneticist, USDA-ARS, Horticultural Crops Research Unit, Corvallis, Oregon; and Bernadine C. Strik, Extension berry crops professor, Oregon State University.


Check out the latest edition of Down on the Farm- a quarterly newsletter all about NWREC.

Upcoming Events

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Apr. 26, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm
Apr. 29, 2014 (all day)
Bugs in the System Workshop flyer information Registration Flyer
May. 21, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm
This workshop aims to introduce a potential new blueberry production system by using the wild …
Jun. 11, 2014 1:00pm - 4:30pm
A Focus on the breeding program & research for commercial growers. More information on the …
Jul. 09, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm
A focus on the breeding program & research on conventional and organic production systems for …
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