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The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University has named Dr. Francisco José Calderón as the new director for the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center (CBARC). He replaces Dr. Clive Kaiser who had served as interim director for the past several months during the nationwide search for a permanent replacement for Mary Corp, who retired on September 30.
In addition to dozens of research labs and institutes on campus, the College of Agricultural Sciences has 14 agricultural experiment stations across the state. Of those stations, the North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC) is the most agriculturally diverse.
Located just 20 miles south of downtown Portland, NWREC is a critical interface between urban and rural communities, and serves the Willamette Valley—Oregon's most productive agricultural region—with science-based information that supports vital agricultural industries, addresses environmental issues, and enhances the quality of life for all Oregonians.
Learn more about NWREC research and outreach programs in this video—>
As the founding college of a land grant university, we have an obligation and mission to serve all Oregonians in addressing complex challenges facing our society. This requires us to not only reflect the society we serve in our composition but also to respect all voices in what we do and how we do it. This seems particularly important as we continue to see such inequality in our society on the basis of race, gender and identities of all types.
The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is pleased to announce Dr. Jennifer Alix-Garcia as its new Sustainability Degree Program Director following an internal search.
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Fiscal year 2020 marked a milestone for the college as it grew its research grant funding to $62.6M, an increase of 22% over fiscal year 2019. After averaging approximately $50M in each of the previous five years with some modest increases of 3-5% in past two years, this year’s increase is particularly notable.
The college’s leadership attributes this significant increase to the hard work of the faculty, staff, and students who develop research proposals, build the corresponding and often interdisciplinary teams, while persevering through the administrative complexities that can often accompany significant grants. It also shows the importance of our work to funding agencies, industries, organizations and our many other stakeholders.
College of Agricultural Sciences alumni are known for making a difference. The involvement of our alumni is crucial to the College community.