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.

Annual Friends of NWREC Harvest Dinner another Great Gathering!

Supporters of the North Willamette Research and Extension Center gathered together, September 15th 2017, for the 6th annual Friends of NWREC Harvest Dinner.  Attendance was up over last year with an estimated 225 people attending this year. Stakeholders, state legislators, county commissioners, industry leaders, faculty and staff members as well as Govenor Kate Brown attended the event. It was a great event enjoyed by all and just one way to offer a big thank you to our many great Friends and supporters!

View some selected photos, shot by OSU photogpher Lynn Ketchum, featured in the gallery above.

View 2016 Harvest Dinner events!

2012 Harvest Dinner highlights

Get Involved

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:

  • Download our Friends of NWREC brochure (PDF)--learn more about the Friends organization and how it came to be; share with family, neighbors and your friends.
  • Download our Friends of NWREC membership form (PDF)--simple clip form to mail return with your contribution.
  • Or, simply click on the "make a gift" icon above for your online contribution.

We ALL thank you for your support!  Together we can make a difference.