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Since 1868, we have served as the engine of science that drives innovation, supports industry, and offers education and opportunity for ANYONE to grow into their fullest potential. 

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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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Beaver Classic Summer Sales

Plant Sales
Enhance your garden with our top-quality selection of table grape (Interlocken, Candace, Flame, NY Muscat, Concord) plants available by appointment at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture.

Introducing Our New Barley Scone Mix
Blended by our students from the streaker barley flour developed at OSU! Our mix brings a rich, nutty flavor and wholesome goodness to your favorite scones. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a delightful afternoon snack.

Plus, don't miss out on our exclusive ice cream, available only at the Beaver Classic Food Truck at the Corvallis Farmers Market. 

Beaver Classic is a brand of student made products by the College of Agricultural Sciences. All proceeds directly support experiential learning and product development opportunities for our students. 

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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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Jackie Thorsness

Jackie Thorsness named Chief Operating Officer of OSU College of Agricultural Sciences

With over six years of service to CAS, Thorsness brings a wealth of experience, currently serving as the college’s Financial Officer. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in business administration, and her career spans various roles within the Oregon University System and OSU.

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2022 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.

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Top Story

Research explores ways to mitigate the environmental toxicity of ubiquitous silver nanoparticles

Scientists led by Marilyn Rampersad Mackiewicz and Stacey L. Harper assessed how spherical and triangular-shaped silver nanoparticles with five...

Orchard View Farms produces cherries and pears in The Dalles in the Columbia River Gorge. (Oregon Department of Agriculture)

Value of Oregon farm real estate on the rise, triple nationwide increases

The estimated value of Oregon farmland increased by $10.7 billion between 2017 and 2022, according to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture


First western cherry fruit flies set to emerge

The Oregon State University Extension Service in Union County is warning cherry tree owners of the emergence of the first adult western cherry...

Two PCFG gray whales.

Pacific coast gray whales have gotten 13% shorter in the past 20-30 years, Oregon State study finds

Gray whales that spend their summers feeding in the shallow waters off the Pacific Northwest coast have undergone a significant decline in body...

Faces of AgSci

"Communication is a major aspect of my studies and my career, and having the chance to work on these skills is extremely important to me."

- Deborah Miller, Agricultural Sciences Major
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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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