With over 3,000 students, 280 professorial faculty, $900,000 in scholarships, and $90 million in research grants and contracts, the College of Agricultural Sciences is at the epicenter of solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Staci L. Simonich, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Dean and Reub Long Professor
College of Agricultural Sciences
Director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station
Message from the Dean
Leading the first College of Oregon State University is a tremendous honor. It carries the responsibility of ensuring we continually strive for excellence to serve our land-grant mission of teaching, research, and outreach for the state’s globally significant agricultural and natural resource industries and the communities that rely upon them.
The density of Oregon’s diverse agricultural, environmental, and social landscape is unmatched. From our vibrant coastal communities to our high desert ecosystems, more than 531,000 jobs are associated with the agriculture, food and fiber industry in Oregon with an overall economic impact from the food system of $42 billion. At the same time, the global reach of our agricultural system continues to grow, with exports up 25% since 2015.
Striking a careful balance between conservation and production, we equip future leaders to solve complex challenges as we partner with industries and communities in our tireless commitment to make tomorrow better for everyone.
I am humbled to serve such a critical part of our agricultural, environmental, cultural and economic future and encourage you to explore this website to learn more about what we do and why we do it—our teaching, our research, and our outreach.
In all of what we do, we center our work on our Community Agreements for Real Engagement [CARE commitment], dedicated to principles and practices that embrace differences to find common ground and create opportunity for all.
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The College of Agricultural Sciences is continually advancing the future of agriculture and natural resources. Learn more about our work and accomplishments, and the people behind them.
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Faces of Agsci
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Awards + Accolades
Learn more about the recognition of our research, our faculty, and our partners and alumni along with the latest news about our work.
With more than 150 years of investing in the future of agriculture and natural resources across the state and beyond, the College has numerous affiliations and partnerships that are embedded in the important work that we do.
Departments + Programs
With 13 academic departments and 13 academic programs, the College of Agricultural Sciences offers students one of the most diverse academic experiences with opportunities to pursue transdisciplinary research and education led by nationally renowned faculty.