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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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Samuel Bell

Dr. Samuel Bell Named New Director of the Sustainability Program at OSU

With a Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, Bell brings more than 15 years of experience advancing sustainability initiatives around the world. Leading teams in academic and non-profit organizations, Bell has designed projects and built social enterprise programs in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, and other parts of Africa as well as the United States.

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Dr. Travis Mulliniks

OSU expands its beef cattle research capabilities in Corvallis with new Professor of Beef Cattle Management, Dr. Travis Mulliniks

Following an exhaustive national search, Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has named Dr. Travis Mulliniks as the Glenn & Mildred Harvey Professor of Beef Cattle Management. With a PhD in Range Nutrition from New Mexico State, Mulliniks brings extensive expertise working with beef cattle research and beef cattle producers, giving the college a renewed focus on beef cattle management for the Corvallis campus.

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Dr. Marcia Walker

Dr. Marcia Walker Named New Director of the Food Innovation Center in Portland

Following an exhaustive national search, Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has named Dr. Marcia Walker as the director of the Food Innovation Center (FIC). “We are excited to have Marcia join the team and step into this important role at our urban agricultural experiment station location,” said Staci Simonich, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Dr. Jamie DeWitt

Dr. Jamie DeWitt Named New Director of the Environmental Health Sciences Center

Following an exhaustive national search, Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has named Dr. Jamie DeWitt as the director of the Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC). With a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Neural Science from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, DeWitt brings more than 20 years of experience leading innovative research in environmental toxicology and human health.

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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

To Save America’s Native Bees, the Oregon Bee Project Is Mapping Every Single One

The project aims to make a complete ‘bee atlas,’ detailing every single local pollinator.

Pinot noir grapes at Oregon State University's Woodhall Vineyard undergoing smoke experiments. Photo: Sean Nealon.

Wildfires can make your California red taste like an ashtray. These scientists want to stop that

Researcher Cole Cerrato recently stood in Oregon State University’s vineyard, nestled below forested hills near the village of Alpine, as he...

This Jan. 19, 2020 photo shows microplastic debris that has washed up at Depoe Bay. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Opinion: Recycling isn’t working. Oregon should lead the way in curbing plastics use.

It’s a material world, and the soda bottles, coffee cup lids, take-out containers and clothes we wear are coming back to haunt us in fragmented...

Samuel Bell

Dr. Samuel Bell Named New Director of the Sustainability Program at Oregon State University

Following an exhaustive internal search, Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has named Dr. Samuel Bell as the Director of...

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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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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