2019 Fall Board Attendee Photo
Seated L-R – McKinney, Coakley, Fisher, Lyon, Arp, Wilkinson
Standing L-R – Jacobson, Karow, Kvidt, Bailey, Macnab, Hessel, Bond (forward), Weiser, Levi, Elbert, Davis, Nash, Sorem, Vavra, Fisher, Zhu

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 - Ralph Fisher, Sublimity, Grass Seed
Vice President - Lance Lyon, Aurora, Nursery Industry
Vice President - Ron Hathaway, Klamath Falls, Professor Emeritus, Extension-Animal Science, OSU
  Treasurer/Secretary - Chelle Davis, Albany, Banking
  Appointed Secretary - Charlene Wilkinson, ARF

DIRECTORS

  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
  Tim Elbert, Central Point, Retail Nursery and Garden Center
  Mike Hessel, Shedd, Fresh Market Vegetables and Melons
  Kaety Jacobson, Newport, Fishing Industry and Lincoln Co. Commissioner
  Tami Kerr, Corvallis, Dairy Industry
  Josh Kvidt, Philomath, Banking
  Elizabeth Levi, Portland, Attorney
  Mike Macnab, Portland, Retired Nonprofit Fund Raising Executive
  Pat Malone, Philomath, Christmas Trees and Benton Co. Commissioner
  Jean McKinney, Wasco, Wheat Rancher
  Bryan Ostlund, Salem, Commodity Commissions
Todd Nash, Enterprise, Cattle Industry
  Shelly Sorem, Corvallis, CPA
  Bond Starker, Corvallis, OSU Foundation Liason
  Ed Stastny, Jr., Malin, Crops
Marty Vavra, LaGrande, Professor Emeritus, Rangleland Science, OSU
C.J. (Bud) Weiser, Corvallis, Emeritus Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU

 

​​​​​HONORARY DIRECTORS

  • Alan Sams, 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

  • Dan Arp, Executive Director
  • Jianli Zhu, 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

  • Roy Arnold, Corvallis, CAS Dean Emeritus
  • Roger Detering, Harrisburg, Tree Fruits
  • Phillip J. Walker, Salem, Hazelnuts and Cherries
 
For more information about the Ag Research Foundation, contact:
 
Dan Arp
Executive Director
Agricultural Research Foundation
Oregon State University
1600 SW Western Blvd., Suite 320
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Phone (541)737-4066