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News + Awards + Accolades

Recognizing the tremendous contributions from faculty, students and stakeholders advancing the future of agriculture and natural resources.

Latest News

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Top Story

Farmers who grow barley and hops having to adapt to climate change

Farmers are seeing their barley crops impacted by extreme heat, drought and unpredictable growing seasons.

"In any agricultural crop,...

Ben Davis

Ben Davis named Interim Director of Marketing and Communications for the College of Agricultural Sciences

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University has named Ben Davis as the Interim Director of Marketing and Communications....

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Oregon State researchers lead $4.2 million USDA grant to study disease plaguing honey bees

“It’s an enigmatic disease. We understand the basics, but we don’t know why this disease flares up some years and then goes down,” said project...

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Researchers look to fill gaps in understanding tufted puffins

Rachael Orben, an assistant professor and researcher at Oregon State University, has been leading efforts to document what puffins eat by taking...

Recent Hires

Lauren Gwin Named Director of OSU’s Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems

Gwin joined Oregon State in 2008, co-founded SFCFS in 2013, and became OSU’s first Community Food Systems extension specialist in 2015. Her work focuses on local and regional food system development that is grounded in sustainability, equity, and collaboration.  She leads a team of innovative programs and people that bring a broad range of expertise and experience to complex food systems challenges and opportunities.

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James Osborne

James Osborne Named Director of the Oregon Wine Research Institute

Osborne is a globally recognized professor and enology Extension specialist in the Food Science and Technology department at Oregon State University. His research focuses on the impact of wine microorganisms on wine quality and has been featured in more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, trade magazines, and Extension publications.

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Timothy Rager

Timothy Rager Named New IT Director

Following a comprehensive national search, Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has named Timothy Rager as its new Director of Information and Technology. Rager brings diverse senior leadership experience managing information technology for complex, decentralized organizations. Rager will be responsible for designing and managing the information and technological services for the College and will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

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Samuel Bell

Dr. Samuel Bell Named New Director of the Sustainability Program at OSU

With a Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, Bell brings more than 15 years of experience advancing sustainability initiatives around the world. Leading teams in academic and non-profit organizations, Bell has designed projects and built social enterprise programs in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, and other parts of Africa as well as the United States.

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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.

2022 Annual Report

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Awards and Accolades


Celebrating the Legacy of Outstanding Alumni & Friends

The College of Agricultural Sciences celebrates the legacy of our most outstanding alumni and friends. Individuals who have been consummate ambassadors for the College and for Oregon State University. These are people who have had a meaningful impact on Oregon and its agriculture, food and environmental landscapes

faculty + staff awards promotion + tenure recipients student awards alumni + friends awards

2022 Distinguished Alumni Luminary Award

Michelle Armstrong, Wilbur-Ellis

2022 Distinguished Leader Award

Carl and Kim Casale, Casale Ag, LLC

2022 Distinguished Legacy Award

Mohammed Koohmaraie, IEH Laboratories, Meat Division

2022 Hall of Fame Award

David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery

2022 Hall of Fame Award

Verl Holden, Nurseryman and Grower