Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center: Union

The scientists at EOARC are working to develop agricultural and natural resource strategies to maintain or enhance intermountain forest and shrub steppe ecosystems for the benefit of present and future generations. 

Who we are

Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center (EOARC) is a research effort focusing on rangeland ecology and restoration of wildlands, environmentally compatible livestock systems, forage crops, and alternative livestock systems in the sagebrush-steppe of the Great Basin and inland coniferous forests of the Pacific Northwest. The Center's research program is unique in the integration of research about beef cattle, rangeland, wildlife, watershed, and forest management.


Research on the Range

OSU’s research at the two agricultural experiment stations that comprise EOARC (Burns and Union) focuses on beef cattle production and management. Cattle have been raised in Oregon since John Quincy Adams was elected president in 1824. Cattle and calves ranked as the state’s second-leading agricultural commodity in 2016, with a value estimated at $701 million.

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Important Events

Cattleman's Workshop

15th Annual Cattlemen's Workshop NW

January 19th, 2019

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    Kim McKague
    Phone: (541) 805-9946
    Email: Kim.mckague@oregonstate.edu

    Summer Ag Institute

    Bridging the gap between Agriculture and Educators for over 25 years

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