Welcome to MCAREC

The Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center is a branch station of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station administered by the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. Our mission is conducting research and outreach supporting the tree fruit industry in the Mid-Columbia region, as well as the Pacific Northwest. Continuous discovery and outreach are keys to our on-going success.


The Hood River County office of OSU Extension Service is located at MCAREC.  Extension programs have been serving the residents of Hood River County and the Mid-Columbia area for over 80 years. We provide a source of informal education in family and community development, agriculture and home horticulture. We also provide support for our local 4-H program.

OSU Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research & Extension Center

Research Center
3005 Experiment Station Drive
Hood River, OR 97031
Phone - 541-386-2030
Fax - 541-386-2030

Office Hours
Tuesday - Friday 8am-Noon, 1pm-5pm

Please note that due to staffing reductions and office reorganization, this office may be closed to public access on Mondays and occasionally at other times. It’s best to call ahead to make sure we are open or make an appointment with the staff member you wish to contact.

Visitor Policy

Extension Service Office

Hood River County Office
2990 Experiment Station Drive
Hood River OR 97031
Phone - 541-386-3343

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8am-Noon, 1pm-5pm

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