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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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Buy Carlton Farms Pork at Clark Meat Science Center

The Clark Meat Science Center will sell fresh pork chops from Carlton Farms starting Friday, February 9. While the Center transitions to new management, partners across Oregon are answering the call to provide products during the transition to keep our customers fed and our students employed.

The College of Agricultural Sciences is thrilled to work with Carlton Farms, known for their handcrafted premium-quality pork and other meat products made in Oregon. Stop by during business hours and to pick up some chops, and help support both education and AgSci alums working to make tomorrow better for everyone. 

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Living Out Our Land Grant Mission



OSU College of Agricultural Sciences
Dean’s Trip to the Netherlands
April 13-19, 2024

Join the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and experts from OSU on an exclusive 6-day trip across the Netherlands.  On this trip, you will see state-of-the art innovation in agriculture and food production.

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Paul Broccolo

Paul Broccolo Named Director of Advising for the College of Agricultural Sciences

Broccolo brings over 13 years of advising experience to this crucial role, as well as a diverse skillset in counseling and teaching. Over his career, Broccolo has proven to be an effective mentor to diverse student populations across several institutions.

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Brian Pearson

Dr. Brian Pearson Named New Director of Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Dr. Brian Pearson brings nearly 20 years of experience in research, teaching, and extension with strong roots in the land-grant system. An award-winning researcher, Pearson’s investigative focus considers all aspects of diverse specialty crop production to include selection, cultivation, and management for aesthetic, edible, beverage, and medicinal application and use with a specific focus on developing a thorough understanding of how each agricultural production factor, separately and in combination, influence plant growth and development.

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Ben Davis

Ben Davis named Interim Director of Marketing and Communications for the College of Agricultural Sciences

Davis holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from OSU and brings 10 years of experience in professional writing and science communications, along with advanced skills in videography, photography, digital marketing, and front-end UX web design. Davis first joined the College of Agricultural Sciences as a writer in 2015, and recently served as Assistant Director of Communications.

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Lauren Gwin Named Director of OSU’s Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems

Gwin joined Oregon State in 2008, co-founded SFCFS in 2013, and became OSU’s first Community Food Systems extension specialist in 2015. Her work focuses on local and regional food system development that is grounded in sustainability, equity, and collaboration.  She leads a team of innovative programs and people that bring a broad range of expertise and experience to complex food systems challenges and opportunities.

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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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Jackie Thorsness

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

The College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) at Oregon State University has named Jackie Thorsness as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective...

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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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