We are committed to seeking a critical balance between production and conservation, dedicated each day to one unifying purpose
Make Tomorrow Better
We are the
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.
Living Out Our Land Grant Mission
Oregon agriculture is a $50 billion industry and nearly 14% of Oregonians rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. As a leading economic engine for the state, with communities in every county dependent on agricultural products, the donation of $1.58 million from Northwest Farm Credit Services aims to enhance existing programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University that can have immediate impact on the diversity, innovation and sustainability of the industry.
Our College by the Numbers
Faces of AgSci
I spent the first years of my early childhood on our family's dairy in Parma, Idaho, and loved every moment of it. My parents always said that I was obsessed with the cows and tried to name every single one. My first word was even "moo". When I was in second grade, my family left the dairy industry and moved to Baker City, Oregon to farm. This is where I found my passion for production agriculture.
--Kourtney Lehman, Agricultural Business Management 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.