North Willamette Research and Extension Center

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.

Planning a visit to NWREC?

Our address is: 15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora Oregon 97002

Complete driving directions

Contact Us

PH: 503-678-1264

What's Happening!

Welcome to our newest faculty member, Kristie Buckland-Vegetable & Specialty Seed Crop Extension Specialist
Learn more about Kristie!


Small Farm School set for Thursday September 21st, 2017 at Clackamas Community College 

Table Grape Field Day September 13th, 2017

Public Farm Tours-happening again this summer!

Latest News!

American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks Visits Farm!

A segment of his show State Plate was filmed here at NWREC. Details are unavailable until the shows airing sometime this fall, but participants had a great time hosting Taylor and his crew.

2017 Clackamas County Community Report now available! Read the feature about 100 years of Extension Service in Clackamas county!

DOTF Newsletter

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

Read about upcoming events and interesting articles in the latest edition of Focus on Extension, the official newsletter for Clackamas County Extension.






The latest "Down on the Farm" newsletter.

Assistant Professor
Nursery Research
and Extension

Upcoming Events

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Aug. 25, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Come visit NWREC and get a close up tour of of farm and a overview …
Sep. 12, 2017 8:00am - Sep. 21, 2017 4:30pm
Small Farm School is a full day event with hands-on and classroom workshops for commercial …
Sep. 13, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Here is your opportunity to learn about growing table grapes and see many varieties in …
Sep. 18, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
 Christmas Tree Field Tour September 18th, 2017        2-6pm   Meeting at Kirk Stroda's Farm to …
Sep. 20, 2017 (all day)
Advanced Tractor Safety & Certification Course. Complete information and registration at NWREC Tractor Safety Training.
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