Today's Foundation directors and officers, like the founders of the organization, are volunteers. Chosen to represent the diverse segments of the state's agricultural industry, they give generously of their time and expertise in setting policy and monitoring research results from Foundation projects. The directors meet twice each year to review policies, analyze Foundation activities, and plan programs for the next year.

OFFICERS
  • President - Phillip J. Walker, Salem, Hazelnuts and Cherries
  • Vice President - Ralph Fisher, Sublimity, Grass Seed
  • Vice President - Lance Lyon, Aurora, Nursery Industry
  • Treasurer/Secretary - Josh Kvidt, Philomath, Banking
  • Appointed Secretary - Charlene Wilkinson, ARF

DIRECTORS

  • Arnold Appleby, Corvallis, Professor Emeritus - Crop & Soil Science, OSU
  • Robert Bailey, The Dalles, Tree Fruits
  • David Beck, Amity, Wine Industry
  • Barbara Bond, Amity, Forest Research
  • Stella Coakley, Corvallis, Associate Dean Emeritus, College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU
  • Ralph Fisher, Sublimity, Grass Seed
  • Ron Hathaway, Klamath Falls, Emeritus Extension-Animal Science
  • Mike Hessel, Shedd, Fresh Market Vegetables and Melons
  • Josh Kvidt, Philomath, Banking
  • Ron LeBlanc, Salem, Financial Adviser
  • Dan LoFaro, Portland, Farm Service Agency
  • Elizabeth Levi, Portland, Attorney
  • Lance Lyon, Portland, Nursery Industry
  • Mike Macnab, Portland, Senior Director of Giving, OHSU
  • Pat Malone, Philomath, Christmas Trees
  • Jean McKinney, Wasco, Wheat Rancher
  • Marty Myers, Boardman, Dairy and Irrigated Crops
  • Bryan Ostlund, Salem, Commodity Commissions
  • Fred Postlewait, Newport, Banking
  • Brenda Powell, Corvallis, Retail Nursery and Garden Center
  • Shelly Sorem, Corvallis, CPA
  • Bond Starker, Corvallis, OSU Foundation Liason
  • Ed Stastny, Jr., Malin, Crops
  • Phil Walker, Salem, Hazelnuts and Cherries
  • C.J. (Bud) Weiser, Corvallis, Emeritus Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU

HONORARY DIRECTORS

  • Dan Arp, Corvallis, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Bill Boggess, Corvallis, Exec. Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Edward Ray, Corvallis, President, Oregon State University
FOUNDATION STAFF
  • Russ Karow, Executive Director
  • Yanli Zhang, Manager of Finance & Research
  • Charlene Wilkinson, Office Manager
EMERITUS DIRECTORS
  • Lane Borg, Portland
  • Ellen Egan, Salem
  • Larry Kaseberg, Wasco
  • Ken Messerle, Coos Bay
  • Sam Wade, Lostine
IN MEMORIAM
  • Roger Detering, Harrisburg, Tree Fruits
 
For more information about the Ag Research Foundation, contact:
 
Russ Karow
Executive Director
Agricultural Research Foundation
Oregon State University
1600 SW Western Blvd., Suite 320
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Phone (541)737-4066