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Since 1868, we have served as the engine of science that drives innovation, supports industry, and offers education and opportunity for ANYONE to grow into their fullest potential. 

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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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Buy Carlton Farms Pork at Clark Meat Science Center

The Clark Meat Science Center will sell fresh pork chops from Carlton Farms starting Friday, February 9. While the Center transitions to new management, partners across Oregon are answering the call to provide products during the transition to keep our customers fed and our students employed.

The College of Agricultural Sciences is thrilled to work with Carlton Farms, known for their handcrafted premium-quality pork and other meat products made in Oregon. Stop by during business hours and to pick up some chops, and help support both education and AgSci alums working to make tomorrow better for everyone. 

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Living Out Our Land Grant Mission



Jackie Thorsness

Jackie Thorsness named Chief Operating Officer of OSU College of Agricultural Sciences

With over six years of service to CAS, Thorsness brings a wealth of experience, currently serving as the college’s Financial Officer. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in business administration, and her career spans various roles within the Oregon University System and OSU.

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Paul Broccolo

Paul Broccolo Named Director of Advising for the College of Agricultural Sciences

Broccolo brings over 13 years of advising experience to this crucial role, as well as a diverse skillset in counseling and teaching. Over his career, Broccolo has proven to be an effective mentor to diverse student populations across several institutions.

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2022 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.

2022 marked a number of significant milestones, including a new dean, Dr. Staci Simonich. It also marked our highest-ever year of research expenditures and marked the public launch of Oregon State University’s capital campaign.

As we lean into these accomplishments and opportunities, we recognize that now more than ever we remain steadfastly committed to make tomorrow better for everyone.

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CAS’s Goldwater Scholars for 2024 are: Jose Naranjo Mendez and Roberto Ponce Velez.

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2 Juniors from CAS named 2024 Goldwater Scholars

Two College of Agricultural Sciences undergraduate students have been named 2024 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and...

Sea Lion Recovery (photo courtesy: OCAq Jeremy Burke)

Sea lion in Newport euthanized due to suspected shark bite injury

Jim Rice, the network coordinator for the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network, first received reports of the wounded sea lion on March 21....

Chinook salmon. Photo: OSU

Reproductive success improves after a single generation in the wild for descendants of some hatchery-origin Chinook salmon

The finding, based on data collected over 13 years, is encouraging for Chinook salmon recovery efforts, said Kathleen O’Malley, an associate...

Hatfield Marine Science Day

Hatfield Marine Science Day April 13

Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport will host its annual science fair and open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

Faces of AgSci

"Communication is a major aspect of my studies and my career, and having the chance to work on these skills is extremely important to me."

- Deborah Miller, Agricultural Sciences Major
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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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