The College of Agricultural Sciences’ Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program reutilizes federal property. This property is on-loan from federal agencies and returned to the surplus system after it’s no longer of use.

Aquiruing property that present a direct cost-savings to research is our primary goal.  The acquisition of items that provide general enhancement or improvements is a secondary goal.

Program Roles

End User - Departmental or Experiment Station Researchers and Associated Personnel
Property Custodian (PC) - Specific Department or Experiment Station Coordinator
Accountable Property Officer (APO) - College of Agricultural Sciences Oversight
Federal Coordinator (FC) –Federal Authority Provided by USDA ARS


College of Agricultural Sciences - Departmental or Experiment Station Researchers and Associated Personnel (Research)

Property Available

OSU FEPPVehicles, heavy equipment, farm equipment, office furniture, lab equipment, tools and various consumable supplies are among the types of property received. Almost every department and unit within the College of Agricultural Sciences utilizes equipment and supplies acquired from the program to assist in carrying out their mission.

Cost to User

Only FEPP property that is 'free' (loaned) is eligible for OSU acquisition.  Property requiring payment or fair market value is not available to OSU through the FEPP program. The only expense for CAS organizations in acquiruing property is the transfer costs.