Wednesday, October 10, 2018

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

University Plaza, Suite 320

The Agricultural Research Foundation was established in 1934 to facilitate, encourage, aid, promote, and engage in scientific experimentation and research in all branches of agriculture and related fields including physical, biological, chemical, economic and social aspects for the benefit of the agricultural industry. The foundation is the custodian of private, public, and corporate funding used to support research projects conducted by scientists associated with Oregon State University.

The architects of this foundation envisioned a corporation that would collaborate and work in close partnership with Oregon’s diverse agricultural industries. At their organizational meeting, it was determined, “Sources of revenue and income of this corporation shall be gifts, grants, and voluntary contributions by or with persons, institutions, firms, corporations, organizations, and others connected, affiliated, associated, or collaborating with the Oregon State Agricultural Experiment Station.” With the first contribution of $1000, these visionary pioneers designed a blueprint for success.

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Our mission is to encourage, facilitate, aid and engage in scientific investigation, research experimentation, and to support educational training activities relating to agriculture and natural resources throughout the State of Oregon and beyond. As a corporate affiliate of Oregon State University (OSU), the Foundation promotes the development, use, management, and protection of all natural resources of the State of Oregon while working in partnership with the College of Agricultural Sciences and other colleges at OSU.