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.

The Foundation assists in securing funding for diverse research projects conducted by faculty members in the various departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Foundation also provides funding for new innovative projects which, hopefully, will economically increase agricultural production within the State of Oregon and globally as well. Some of these projects funded by the Foundation’s General Fund are outlined in the Competitive Grant section on this site.