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.