Food and Wine Culture

Whether it’s researching how to keep Oregon’s crops pest-free or how to develop award-winning artisan cheeses and craft brews, the College of Agricultural Sciences is dedicated to bringing the best quality food to people’s tables in our state and beyond. The work we do helps Oregon’s food, wine and beer industry stay vibrant and profitable. And our mission is to help students carry on that rich and vital tradition, so that what they learn in the classroom, in the clubs they join and in the research they do will help them provide food and drink to future generations.

Stories

Online VinesOnline Vines

OSU Extension viticulturist Patty Skinkis uses web conferencing software to help educate even more grape growers throughout Oregon.

Family TreesFamily Trees

Four generations of Beavers have owned and managed Orchard View Farms in the Dalles, one of the regions largest and most successful cherry growing and packaging operations.

Good VintageGood Vintage

Good advising in the College of Agricultural Sciences helped alum Gretchen Boock work her way up in Oregon’s wine industry.

Perfectly at HomePerfectly at Home

Hermiston’s newest entomologist brings roots and cutting edge research home – the result is healthier crops for Oregon.

Local FoodHow Local Food Can Mean Academic Achievement

Horticulture graduate student Abha Gupta received a $10,000 grant to study the impact of school gardens on academic achievement and how local foods programs influence school pride, self-confidence and academic performance of students in elementary, middle and high school.

Resources

Majors and Programs

Agricultural Experiment Station research

OSU Extension Service

Oregon Invests

Oregon Wine Research Institute