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College of Agricultural Sciences

As the founding College of Oregon State University, for more than 150 years we have lived out our land-grant mission in education, research, and outreach. With renowned faculty working across interdisciplinary sciences, we partner with leading industries and organizations across the state and around the world to provide our students with hands-on opportunities to make a difference. The research we lead impacts the health of our critical natural resources and ecosystems, innovates better understanding of food systems and access to food, improves the resilience and competitiveness of our agricultural communities, and advances entrepreneurial ideas that change the way we grow and develop food to meet the needs of a growing and diverse population. We invite you to learn more about our mission, our work, and our people—in Oregon and around the world.

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Living Out Our Land Grant Mission

 

 

Jeffrey Steiner

Dr. Jeffrey Steiner appointed new director of the Global Hemp Innovation Center

Steiner has served as the associate director of the GHIC since 2019, helping to expand the center, develop new programs, and cultivate relationships with partner institutions. Steiner has broad leadership experience in government and academic settings conducting and administering food and agriculture, natural resources, and bioenergy systems research.

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Jeff Reimer

Dr. Jeffrey Reimer named as the interim department head for Applied Economics

Reimer has been in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University since 2005.  His research program concerns topics in international trade, agricultural economics, price analysis, labor economics, water resources, and general equilibrium modeling.  His teaching at OSU has focused on agricultural price analysis, international trade, the economics of globalization, and micro-economic theory.

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Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones named as the new Student Engagement Coordinator

Dr. Rachel Jones will join the CAS Academic Programs Office as the Student Engagement Coordinator on September 19, 2022. Rachel has been a tireless advocate for student success, being especially interested in increasing the participation and visibility of underrepresented groups in academia. Rachel fits perfectly in the Academic Programs Office and shares our passion for promoting student retention, academic excellence, and professional success.

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Lydia Graber

Lydia Graber named the Greenhouse Operations Manager

Lydia Graber has been named as the Greenhouse Operations Manager starting September 1, 2022. With her appointment as Manager, Lydia can now say she has held every employment position within Greenhouse Operations, a great advantage for CAS and her unit. Lydia received her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from OSU in 2016 and even lived within the Greenhouse Operations facility in the resident apartments.

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2021 Annual Report

For more than 150 years, we have stood at the crossroads of conservation and production, innovating new ways to advance the future of agriculture and natural resources.

We partner with industries and communities each day to help the economy and all people thrive.

While 2021 continued to present challenges, it also revealed new opportunities.

Now more than ever, we are committed to our tireless pursuit to make tomorrow better.

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Grapes

Top Story

OSU researchers looking to see how wildfire smoke impacts grapes

Researchers are trying to determine what impact wildfire smoke has on the flavor of Oregon grapes and how, precisely, it happens.

Cattle grazing with virtual fencing shows potential to create wildfire fuel breaks, study finds

The use of virtual fencing to manage cattle grazing on sagebrush rangelands has the potential to create fuel breaks needed to help fight...

Nicole Anderson conducts research in a field outside of Silverton in 2020. Photo by Mitch Lies

Former Polk County agent is new statewide specialist

Longtime Polk County Extension agronomist Nicole Anderson has moved to the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis to become the new...

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Hatfield Marine Science Center Features Live Oregon Coast Shark Event

October's Science On Tap event in Newport will give you a closer glimpse into the world of sharks on the Oregon coast. It's a night of sharks,...

Faces of AgSci

"There are very few places in this life where you're surrounded by so many like minded individuals who are all here to make positive change in the lives of others.  "

- Nolan Carson,  Environmental Economics and Policy 

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We Are Out There

With 14 branch experiment stations and extension services in all 36 counties, the College of Agricultural Sciences is embedded in communities not just in Oregon, but across the nation and the world.

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