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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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Dr. James Sulikowski holding a shark

Dr. James Sulikowski Named New Director of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station

Dr. James Sulikowski joins COMES from Arizona State University where his former roles included the Associate Director in the School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Blue Science Laboratory. A renowned expert in sharks with deep experience in commercial fisheries and marine science, Sulikowski brings more than 25 years of interdisciplinary research and entrepreneurial administrative leadership to COMES.

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Alec Levin

Dr. Alexander Levin named director of Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center

Levin is a well-regarded viticulturist and associate professor who has served the agricultural community of the Rogue Valley at SOREC since 2016. As a leading wine grape researcher, he is also active with the Oregon Wine Research Institute. His research and extension activities have largely focused on water stress in a region that has increasingly found itself battling water scarcity issues related to climate change.

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Summer 2023 The Source covers the latest news from the College of AgSci.

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Spring 2023 Issue of The Source

As the 2022-2023 academic year nears its end, this edition of The Source covers the latest news from the College of AgSci. New leadership...

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Bringing Oregon Hops to Japan

When Lindsey Rubottom set out on a trade mission to Japan to share the benefits of Oregon hops with the growing Japanese brewing industry, she...

5 tips for growing potent peppers

Ezequiel Lopez-Reyes, Oregon State University Extension Service Open Campus and Juntos student success coordinator, has been growing his home...

Oregon resident gray whale Scarlett is seen here with her calf Rose on her back. Photo courtesy the Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna Laboratory at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute. Image taken under NOAA/NMFS permit #21678.

How worsening marine heatwaves are disturbing NZ’s largest animal

“For blue whales, like many marine organisms, sound is critically important,” said the study’s lead author, Dr Dawn Barlow of Oregon State...

2021 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.

While 2021 continued to present challenges, it also revealed new opportunities.

Now more than ever, we are committed to our tireless pursuit to make tomorrow better.

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Faces of AgSci

"I believe this world provides opportunities for us to explore. If any chance comes to you, don’t hesitate to explore that opportunity."

- Fang-Yu (Betty) Shen, Ph.D. Wildlife Science
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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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