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News + Awards + Accolades

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

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Beyond the Classroom

The impact of undergraduate experiential learning after graduation.
When deciding where I wanted to go to...

Canned vegetables. Photo by Amanda Loman.

OSU Extension Food Safety and Preservation hotline opens for the season

The toll-free hotline, 800-354-7319, runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Oct. 11. When the hotline is closed, callers can...

ash on tomato plants

Oregon gardening in July: Here’s your summer to-do list

We emphasize preventive pest management over reactive pest control. Identify and monitor problems before acting and opt for the least toxic...

Rows of blackberries grow at Oregon State University's North Willamette Research and Extension Center. On the left managed with a new-over-old style, on the right was managed in the traditional August training method. Photo: Kyle Odegard/Capital Press

Less management, more yield for Oregon blackberry growers

Farmer wisdom on blackberry maintenance — or the lack thereof — is being backed with evidence.Many growers are turning to “new-over-old”...

Recent Hires

Jeff Reimer

Dr. Jeff Reimer named Department Head of Applied Economics

Jeff Reimer has been in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University since 2005, and has served as the interim department head since September of 2022. His research concerns topics in international trade, agricultural economics, price analysis, labor economics, water resources, and general equilibrium modeling.

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Stephanie Harvey

Stephanie Harvey named Financial Officer of OSU College of Agricultural Sciences

Harvey is a dedicated financial professional, most recently serving as the Director of Capital Accounting & Financial Planning at Oregon State University. Her focus includes strategic planning and capital project accounting, with the goal of presenting timely and relevant financial information in an accessible format to best support decision-making.


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Julie Pett-Ridge

Dr. Julie Pett-Ridge named Assistant Dean of Graduate Education and Research

Pett-Ridge recently spent two years at the National Science Foundation, as a program manager for large interdisciplinary programs that span ecology, earth science, engineering, chemistry, and social sciences.  During this time, she also worked with program managers at USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and at international science agencies on collaborative research funding efforts.

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Dr. S. Patricia Stock

Dr. S. Patricia Stock named Department Head of Horticulture

Stock joins OSU with an extensive background in horticulture, entomology, and agricultural leadership, making her a valuable addition to our academic community. Stock has acted in many leadership roles, both in academia and extramurally, most recently serving as Dean of the College of Agriculture at California State University Chico. 

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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