Building a More Resilient Oregon

The OSU Statewide Public Service Programs (OSU Statewides), including the Ag Experiment Station, Extension Service, Forest Research Lab, are embedded in every county in the state. Together, we aim to serve all Oregonians by integrating research and community-based engagement to address our most pressing needs and realize the fullest potential of our most exciting opportunities. These programs are the foundation of OSU’s land grant mission and the binding fabric of our service to this state.

Funding Declines as Needs Grow  

In the past two legislative sessions, the OSU Statewides have not received their base budget requests to cover cost increases, which are mainly modest salary, benefits and operational cost increases. At the same time, Oregonians have growing needs to maintain the health of our communities, food systems and critical natural resources. We need to build a resilient Oregon and to do so, stakeholders have recommended we pursue a substantial increase in our budget request, recognizing the value that investment in the OSU Statewides has in their communities and our state’s economy. 

Investing in a Resilient Oregon 

For the 23-25 biennium budget the OSU Statewides and our many stakeholders are requesting $206 million, which is a $50 million increase, to cover continuing service levels and new programing to support a more resilient Oregon. 

 

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