We all need friends, and so does the North Willamette Research and Extension Center. Declining state and federal budgets and reduced grant resources has made it more and more difficult to conduct the important research and education that NWREC has been known for and our local farmers need.
The Friends of North Willamette Research and Extension Center is a new campaign to raise an additional $100,000 of funding each year outside our traditional sources provided by state, federal, and county governments and our grant and contract partners. We see these additional dollars as an important way to diversify our funding, provide important new resources to help maintain the infrastructure of NWREC that will benefit all of our programs, and to focus attention on needed public outreach to the Portland metropolitan area—the most food and fiber dependent region in the state.
Supporters of the North Willamette Research and Extension Center gathered together, September 20th 2013, for the second annual Friends of NWREC Harvest Dinner. Industry leaders from various commodities including hazelnuts, berries, vegetables and nursery crops spoke, sharing some of their views on important work done here. In all, almost 80 people were in attendance including stakeholders, state legislators, county commissioners and faculty members. It was a great event and just one way to offer a big thank you to our many great Friends! View the evenings events!
Help us maintain a growing and thriving agricultural research and education center focused on supporting our farmers and the important commodities they produce in this region by becoming a Friend of NWREC. For more information:
We ALL thank you for your support! Together we can make a difference.