Interdisciplinary Innovation

OSU's research includes a diverse and comprehensive team of collaborative leaders in critical disciplines that touch hemp, with more than 40 faculty representing more than 19 disciplinary areas across the entire university invested in hemp research. The Global Hemp Innovation Center serves as a research hub connecting faculty and researchers engaged in plant research, food innovation, pharmacy, public health, public policy, business and engineering. 

Oregon State has an opportunity to provide long-term, comprehensive market access and profitability for our farms by providing alternatives for biomass and other varietals of hemp, including grain, fiber, and other expected uses. 

Research is already taking place at 10 experiment stations across the state and collaboration with OSU's Extension Service will make hemp research further available to Oregonians interested in the development of hemp crops and markets. This unique interdisciplinary approach allows the University to explore multiple areas of research for this emerging field of study at the same time, with complementary disciplines uncovering potential new discoveries in hemp production, textile and construction materials, essential oils, and foods.