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Agricultural Resource Foundation Open House– OSU150 Land Grant Festival

The Agricultural Research Foundation was established in 1934 to facilitate, encourage, aid, promote, and engage in scientific experimentation and research in all branches of agriculture and related fields including physical, biological, chemical, economic and social aspects for the benefit of the agricultural industry. The foundation is the custodian of private, public, and corporate funding used to support research projects conducted by scientists associated with Oregon State University.

The architects of this foundation envisioned a corporation that would collaborate and work in close partnership with Oregon’s diverse agricultural industries. At their organizational meeting, it was determined, “Sources of revenue and income of this corporation shall be gifts, grants, and voluntary contributions by or with persons, institutions, firms, corporations, organizations, and others connected, affiliated, associated, or collaborating with the Oregon State Agricultural Experiment Station.” With the first contribution of $1000, these visionary pioneers designed a blueprint for success.

OSU is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a year-long series of events, including four festivals. These festivals recognize that Oregon State is one of only two universities in the U.S. that have been honored with land, sea, space and sun grant designations. This event is part of the OSU150 Land Grant Festival running October 1 through 17. Learning, discovery and service to all people will always drive us to make our world better.  Learn more at

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm

University Plaza, Suite 320
1600 SW Western Boulevard, Corvallis, OR 973300



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