Welcome to MCAREC

The Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center is a branch of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) of Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences. The AES mission is to conduct research in the agricultural, biological, social, and environmental sciences for the economic, social and environmental benefit of Oregon. Scientists at MCAREC specialize in research important to pear, cherry and apple growers. The mission of MCAREC is for research scientists and Extension faculty to develop a solid base of objective scientific information that addresses the needs of the fruit industry of Oregon as well as the Pacific Northwest. Continuous research and learning are keys to our on-going success.

The Hood River County office of the Oregon State University Extension Service has 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 - 541-386-1905

Office-Visiting Hours
M-F 8am-Noon, 1pm-5pm

Visitor Policy

Extension Service Office

Hood River County Office
3005 Experiment Station Drive
Hood River OR 97031
Phone - 541-386-3343

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

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