Faculty at the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center work closely with advisory boards, local businesses and growers to identify their production and management needs in the industry, particularly in Central Oregon. Growers and industry partners in the Central Oregon area often contribute money, materials and allow use of their land and facilities for specialized studies.
Local businesses and industry partners working with COARC include:
- Jefferson County Seed Growers Association
- Central Oregon Hay Growers Association
- Central Oregon Seeds Inc.
- Cenex Harvest States
- Wilbur-Ellis Company
- Helena Chemical Company
- Oregon Wheat Grower’s League
- Oregon Essential Oil Growers League
- Oregon Seed Council
Dean's Challenge for Agricultural Industry Support for COARC
Growers across the three counties of central Oregon are being asked to voluntarily contribute $1/irrigated acre for non-contracted crops. Seed contractors and agricultural dealers are committed to providing meaningful, annual contributions. Vegetable seed or grass seed growers have received information from these local contractors about the suggested grower contribution of $10/acre for carrots, parsley and onions, and $3/acre for grass seed. COARC’s economic impact upon the local agricultural community is seen through applied research, product registrations, educational programs and services, and new crop evaluation. COARC is proactive about addressing agricultural issues in the region, and providing an incentive for growers to support our research and educational activities. Industry Support Newsletter