Oregon legislators have told officials at Oregon State University (OSU) to expect a 25 percent reduction in funds in the 2011-13 budget cycle, including at the College of Agricultural Sciences. That daunting forecast has the college reaching out to stakeholders to help fund OSU’s 11 agricultural branch experiment stations, according to an article by reporter Mitch Lies in the Capital Press (Salem, Ore.). The agricultural college already has absorbed a 15 percent cut over the last two years. “If push comes to shove, we’re going to have to make some pretty tough decisions,” associate dean Bill Boggess of the ag college told the newspaper. “At that point, local support will be one factor we use to determine which stations stay open and which don’t.” For full details, read the article.
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About Curt Kipp
Curt Kipp is the director of publications and communications at the Oregon Association of Nurseries, and the editor of Digger magazine.