by: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The OSU Northwest Research and Extension Center in Aurora will open its doors to the public July 23 to show off its extensive agricultural research. Oregon State University and its North Willamette Research and Extension Center host their annual Community Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. July 23 at the Extension Center, located at 15210 N.E. Miley Road in Aurora.

The event is free and no registration is needed.

There will be hay wagon tours of the research center every 45 minutes, beginning at 4 p.m. They will showcase field research and demonstration projects at the center, which includes work being done with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and other fresh market vegetables, Christmas trees and nursery crops.

Research and Extension faculty and staff will also be there to talk about their work with the farming community and to offer berry and vegetable tasting.

Meanwhile, the Canby High School Future Farmers of America will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for sale as a fundraiser for their program.

The NWREC is OSU’s only agricultural research and development farm in this part of Oregon. It was established 50 years ago to help local farmers improve the productivity, business profitability and environmental standards of their land.

For more information, contact NWREC at 503-678-1264 or visit

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