I am pleased to welcome you to the College of Agricultural Sciences website.

This is the front door to Oregon's research and educational programs in agriculture and food systems, environmental quality, natural resources, and life sciences. 

Like the College itself, this website is vast. Here you can connect to departments across campus, experiment stations across the state, and programs around the world. Take a three-minute video tour and see why the College of Agricultural Sciences is more than you think. Browse our award-winning research magazine and stay up-to-date with the dean’s quarterly newsletter.

I encourage you to explore our outreach programs, our cutting-edge research, and, of course, our career-building opportunities for students. If you have specific questions, we'd love to hear from you - in person or electronically through this contact link.


Alan Sams
Reub Long Dean and Director
College of Agricultural Sciences
Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station

Dean's Office Hours

Recently, I shared my belief that as we continue to navigate the challenges of working remotely we must make intentional connection a priority. As noted in my earlier email, we cannot take for granted the importance of those moments where we take time to share our thoughts, concerns, frustrations and accomplishments. We don’t have the accidental passing in the quad, the shared moment at the coffee maker in the morning, or the long drive across the state together. And while that has been our normal for more than six months, it still isn’t “normal” – we need to create moments to connect.

With that, I’ve initiated “Dean’s Office Hours” for faculty and staff to sign up to meet with me 1:1 – more scheduled days will be announced later in the fall. You don’t need to have a specific reason or agenda – but I do want to hear from you. I want to know how you are doing, if you have questions or if there are things you just want to discuss with me.

In that spirit, I invite you to schedule some intentional connection time during the Dean’s Office Hours at the link below.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Dean’s Office Hours