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



New Publication Released!

Grow Your Own Tomatoes and Tomatillos is now available online. This is a great resource for anyone wanting to grow their own tomatoes or tomatillos. It may be too late for this year, but this publication was released just in time to plan for next years crop! Authors are Neil Bell, Amy Jo Detweiler, Heidi Noordijk, and Chip Bubl. Also available in Spanish!


Upcoming Events...

Our annual Friends of NWREC Harvest Dinner is Friday, September 26th!

Each year we use this event as a special way to thank those directly involved in our work at NWREC and who have supported our programs in the past year.  Our complimentary invitees include our faculty and staff, citizen Advisory Council members, Endowment contributors, and Friends financial and in-kind contributors to our research and education programs. 

Last year’s dinner featured a fabulous feast, featuring the fall bounty provided by our local area farmers and highlighting produce grown at NWREC, as well as foods associated with OSU. We hope that you will be able to join us for this year’s harvest dinner! This is always a fun time to be together and share our progress and successes. For complete information and details, please see our invitation.

Tickets $25 per person, Appetizers at 5:30 pm & Dinner at 6:30 pm

Please RSVP to Shelley Hughes

At (971) 544-8614 or

No later than September 12th


Tour Time

Interested in seeing first hand what grows and goes on here at the farm? Find out how to participate in a tour of North Willamette Research and Extension Center this summer.


  • New Christmas Tree Publication Released-
    Best Management Practices for Christmas Tree Export, Authors: Heather Stoven, Chal Landgren, Rogg Helmuth, LaBonte James. More information.
  • Nursery Research Leader Update-The hiring process is officially underway for a new Nursery Research and Extension faculty member at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center. Details about the search.

Down on the farm June 2014

Read all about news and events in the latest edition of the OSU Extension Service of Clackamas County Community Report 2013-2014

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


Upcoming Events

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Sep. 22, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us at NWREC for a field day featuring specialty vegetable variteies. There will be …
Sep. 26, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Summer is a great time to see activities on the farm.  Monthly tours will travel …
Oct. 31, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Summer is a great time to see activities on the farm.  Monthly tours will travel …
Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the United States show no significant differences in health or in the nutritional content of their milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University researchers and their collaborators.
A crop scientist with international experience has been named as director of Oregon State University’s Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Pendleton.
Health warnings issued when beaches have high levels of bacteria do not keep many surfers out of the water, according to a new study by Oregon State University.
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