Oregon State University Extension Service

About Us

Who we are

Oregon State University Extension is the go-to resource for the expertise and knowledge every Oregonian needs to live healthy lives, nurture our great state’s ecosystems, and play a vital role in Oregon’s vibrant communities.

We’re partnering with people in every county (https://extension.oregonstate.edu/find-us) and helping them thrive every day — just as we have done for more than 100 years (https://extension.oregonstate.edu/about/our-history).

Learn more about our impact across Oregon. (https://bridges.extension.oregonstate.edu/)

Our mission

The Oregon State University Extension Service engages the people of Oregon with research-based knowledge and education that strengthen communities and economies, sustain natural resources, and promote healthy families and individuals.

Our values

  • Community-based: We value community relationships and connect OSU to local people and issues to enhance the present and the 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.
  • Responsiveness: We engage with community partners and learners to identify priority issues and needs, to design timely responses, and to build future capability.

Source URL: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/about