CORVALLIS, Ore.-Marty Myers Chairman and Bill Brewer, President & CEO of the Oregon Potato Commission along with Dan Chin, Commissioner Representative Klamath District and Dan Walchli, Commissioner Representative Hermiston - Blue Mountain District; presented a check for $168,000 to Dr. Dan Arp, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University (OSU); Dr. Russell Karow, Head of the Crop and Soil Science Department OSU and Dr. Sabah Randhawa OSU Foundation Provost recently.
The $168,000 check represents the intent of the Oregon Potato Industry to contribute a total of $500,000 to the OSU Foundation before 2017. This money along with a Provost Endowed Faculty match will fund an endowment that will support a perpetual Potato Research/Extension Endowed Professorship at OSU.
With the resent 14 percent budget reductions required at OSU departments and experiment stations, this timely endowed professorship will ensure potato research, extension and education will continue at the University's College of Agricultural Science. Any potato industry professionals interested in supporting the endowment can contact Bill Brewer for details.