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Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center

Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day.  HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at cutting-edge research, education and


Weed Management Methods in Reforestation and Restoration

The workshop will cover principles and practices of vegetation management for establishing and maintaining trees in forestry and forest restoration. The focus is on illustrating and demonstrating


NW Returnee Conference

The NWRC is a professional conference for students and recent graduates who have returned from an international education experience (study abroad, international internship/research, service learning, etc.). The


Industry Insiders Panel and Networking Reception

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University would like to invite you to attend the Industry Insiders Panel and Networking Reception on Wednesday, April 22 in

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Dan's Observations

Winter 2015

It’s great to see the early signs of spring: rhododendrons, flowering cherries, and the opening of the Oregon Legislature. But as I look at the early blossoms out my window, it’s the legislature that’s on my mind.

The College of Agricultural Sciences is a key partner in meeting the needs of Oregonians in every corner of the state. And, the College is closely aligned with priorities outlined in the Oregon Business Plan: to connect higher education to high-value careers and to put our natural resources to work in a sustainable way. 

With 14 wide-ranging academic programs, the College provides students with hands-on, real-world learning experiences in the fields of food, natural resources, and life sciences. And with faculty stationed on campus and at research stations across Oregon, our college focuses on problems important to Oregon and the world. The state really is our campus. 

In addition, this spring, we welcomed several new leaders into the college. Their stories are included in this issue of The Source. The college is well-positioned to meet the state’s challenges with new ideas and initiatives.

In the coming weeks, the Oregon Legislature will review the state’s budget for the Agricultural Experiment Station, as one of three Oregon State University Statewide Public Service Programs. We have requested some new funds to address Oregon’s challenges. Here’s how we propose to invest those new funds to meet the needs of Oregonians in every corner of the state.

Read more in The Source

In the News

OSU’s Seed to Supper program teaches low-budget vegetable gardening

Mar 2, 2015
OSU News Release

Fish native to Japan found in Port Orford waters

Feb 25, 2015
A team of scientists from OSU and ODFW is studying an unusual fish captured alive in a crab pot near Port Orford this week called a striped knifejaw that is native to Japan.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Climate change may affect tick life cycles, Lyme disease

Feb 17, 2015
A new study suggests that climate change is altering life cycles of blacklegged ticks, which could increase transmission of certain pathogens, including the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.… Read full story.

OSU to host small farms conference Feb. 28

Feb 12, 2015
OSU News Release

Study finds lamprey decline continues with loss of habitat in Oregon

Feb 10, 2015
A new study has found that both the population and habitat of Pacific lamprey - an ecologically and culturally important species - are declining in western Oregon.… Read full story.
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