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Mission and Values
Mission Statement - Helping Oregonians build their future
Oregon State University Extension Service engages the people of Marion County with research-based knowledge and education that strengthen communities and economies, sustain natural resources, and promote healthy families and individuals.
Organizational Core Values and Operating Principles
Community-Based - We value community relationships and connect OSU to local people and issues to enhance the present and future of the people and communities of Oregon.
Accountability - We focus on achieving measurable outcomes, and document and communicate the impact and value of our work.
Credibility - We deliver relevant, research-based knowledge through our educational programs.
Diversity - We exhibit respect, value differing perceptions and world views, and encourage diversity.
Partnerships - We collaborate with academic, public, and private partners to achieve greater results and build community capacity. We value the public good that comes from collaborating with volunteers.