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We are committed to seeking a critical balance between production and conservation, dedicated each day to one unifying purpose

Make Tomorrow Better

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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

 

 

Alec Levin

Dr. Alexander Levin named director of Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center

Levin is a well-regarded viticulturist and associate professor who has served the agricultural community of the Rogue Valley at SOREC since 2016. As a leading wine grape researcher, he is also active with the Oregon Wine Research Institute. His research and extension activities have largely focused on water stress in a region that has increasingly found itself battling water scarcity issues related to climate change.

 

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Carlos Bonilla

Dr. Carlos Bonilla named director of Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center

With a Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Bonilla joins Oregon State from the Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago where he most recently held the position of Professor in the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering. A well-regarded researcher and educator, with numerous awards and accolades from both the institutions he’s served and leading professional organizations, including the American Society of Agronomy, Bonilla is eager to join Oregon State’s land-grant system to serve the greater agricultural community.

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David Stone

Dr. David Stone named the Associate Dean of International Programs

Following a competitive internal search, the College of Agricultural Sciences has named Dr. David Stone as its first-ever Associate Dean of International Programs. A long-term faculty member in the College, Dave most recently served as the Director of the Food Innovation Center (FIC).  In his time there, he led the growth of FIC’s agricultural product and processing development, sensory and consumer testing, food safety program, and agricultural marketing development, with increasing emphasis on international engagement. 

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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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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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Two bowhead whales surface in a small lead off Utqiaġvik in April 2012. (Photo by Kate Stafford)

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Bowhead whales’ migration patterns have shifted in the Arctic

Two Oregon State University marine mammal researchers, Angela Szesciorka and Kate Stafford, analyzed 11 years’ worth of recordings of whale...

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Registration opens for OSU agritourism course

Oregon State University Extension Service is bringing back an online training course for farmers and ranchers interested in adding agritourism...

A Southern Resident killer whale with a salmon. Photo by Melisa Pinnow

With fewer salmon to eat, Southern Resident killer whales spend less time in the San Juan Islands

17 years of whale sighting data shows that as the Fraser River Chinook salmon population dropped, the time spent by the Southern Residents...

Lisa Ballance, director of the Marine Mammal Institute, stands among the bones of a blue whale. Photo by Ellie Lafferty, Oregon State University.

Rare blue whale skeleton heads to Canada for final cleaning and preservation so it can go on display in Newport

The skeleton of a rare 70-foot blue whale that washed up on the Oregon coast several years ago will journey to Alberta, Canada later this week...

Faces of AgSci

"Of the many amazing life processes that support ours, plants are at the core."

- Rose Sinclair, Botany and Plant Pathology
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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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