There will be a summit and open forum to gather input for the future of Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) from 4–8 p.m. Thursday, June 3 at Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 S.W. Parkway Ave., Wilsonville. The agenda is called “Developing Our Plan Together,” and the agenda is here (PDF). This meeting is part of a strategic planning effort the center has embarked upon, as of late. According to NWREC Director Clark Seavert, it’s all part of an attempt to make sure the center stays relevant for the Willamette Valley agricultural community, which grows 170 different crops, as well everyone living in the valley:
“The valley is changing and will continue to change,” Seavert said. “We’re planning for this change. Our relevancy is hinged to our ability to meet the needs of the communities we serve, and to do that we’ll be expanding the depth and breadth of our services, and our funding sources.”
You can RSVP for the meeting here.