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College of Agricultural Sciences

As the founding College of Oregon State University, for more than 150 years we have lived out our land-grant mission in education, research, and outreach. With renowned faculty working across interdisciplinary sciences, we partner with leading industries and organizations across the state and around the world to provide our students with hands-on opportunities to make a difference. The research we lead impacts the health of our critical natural resources and ecosystems, innovates better understanding of food systems and access to food, improves the resilience and competitiveness of our agricultural communities, and advances entrepreneurial ideas that change the way we grow and develop food to meet the needs of a growing and diverse population. We invite you to learn more about our mission, our work, and our people—in Oregon and around the world.

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Living Out Our Land Grant Mission

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Seafood lab researchers aim to make more food from fish

Fishing is a big industry in the Northwest, but scientists say only about 30-40% of a fish is consumed by humans. Mostly the byproduct is thrown...

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Search for interim dean

As announced by the Provost’s office, Dean Alan Sams has accepted a position at Texas A&M University and will be leaving OSU at the end of...

fossil flower in amber

Oregon State scientists identify new genus and species of legume, now mysteriously extinct

Oregon State University researchers have described a new legume tree from flowers embedded in several lumps of amber recovered from deep within...

Oregon State University beef extension specialist Juliana Ranches appears on a flier announcing the university’s first RancHER webinar series.

First RancHER program promotes women in beef

This webinar series in December was organized by Juliana Ranches, Assistant Professor and Beef Extension Specialist at Oregon State University...

Faces of AgSci

I was born and raised in Oregon. Growing up I spent a lot of time outdoors and have always been passionate about nature, seeing the world, and environmentalism. My hobbies include backpacking, soccer, cycling, and recently learning to play ice hockey and tennis. Scuba diving is a huge passion of mine. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to travel and dive around the world, and I hope to complete my dive master certification in the next couple years. One of my unusual skills is the ability to live in a 300-sqft tiny house on wheels with my partner, German Shepherd, and cat. We built our tiny house from scratch and now we are settled in Portland enjoying the urban tiny life.

--Dalyn McCauley, North Willamette Research & Extension Center

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We Are Out There

With 14 branch experiment stations and extension services in all 36 counties, the College of Agricultural Sciences is embedded in communities not just in Oregon, but across the nation and the world.


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