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Recognizing the tremendous contributions from faculty, students and stakeholders advancing the future of agriculture and natural resources.

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Research explores ways to mitigate the environmental toxicity of ubiquitous silver nanoparticles

Scientists led by Marilyn Rampersad Mackiewicz and Stacey L. Harper assessed how spherical and triangular-shaped silver nanoparticles with five...

Silhouette of a farm windmill. Photo by Betsy Hartley.

OSU Extension trainings provide safety net for stressed farmers and ranchers

Farmers and ranchers deal with overwhelming stress from market fluctuations, crop failures, the vagaries of weather, injuries and other setbacks...

Michael Kondo at his retirement party. Photo Credit: Jonathan Ley

Meet Michael Kondo, former head gardener of the Portland Japanese Garden for 40 years

Michael Kondo played a huge part in helping design the oasis that the garden is today. He started in 1977 and held his role for 40 years. Kondo...

A gray whale swimming in kelp. Source: GEMM Lab, Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University. Photos and videos collected under NOAA/NMFS research permit #16111.

A rise in sea urchins and related damage to kelp forests impacts Oregon’s gray whales and their food

“This study shows the cascading impacts of a change in the coastal ocean ecosystem in a way that has not been documented before,” said the study...

Recent Hires

Dr. S. Patricia Stock

Dr. S. Patricia Stock Named Department Head of Horticulture

Stock joins OSU with an extensive background in horticulture, entomology, and agricultural leadership, making her a valuable addition to our academic community. Stock has acted in many leadership roles, both in academia and extramurally, most recently serving as Dean of the College of Agriculture at California State University Chico. 

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Jackie Thorsness

Jackie Thorsness named Chief Operating Officer of OSU College of Agricultural Sciences

With over six years of service to CAS, Thorsness brings a wealth of experience, currently serving as the college’s Financial Officer. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in business administration, and her career spans various roles within the Oregon University System and OSU.

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Paul Broccolo

Paul Broccolo Named Director of Advising for the College of Agricultural Sciences

Broccolo brings over 13 years of advising experience to this crucial role, as well as a diverse skillset in counseling and teaching. Over his career, Broccolo has proven to be an effective mentor to diverse student populations across several institutions.

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Brian Pearson

Dr. Brian Pearson Named New Director of Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Dr. Brian Pearson brings nearly 20 years of experience in research, teaching, and extension with strong roots in the land-grant system. An award-winning researcher, Pearson’s investigative focus considers all aspects of diverse specialty crop production to include selection, cultivation, and management for aesthetic, edible, beverage, and medicinal application and use with a specific focus on developing a thorough understanding of how each agricultural production factor, separately and in combination, influence plant growth and development.

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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.

2022 Annual Report

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Awards and Accolades


Celebrating the Legacy of Outstanding Alumni & Friends

The College of Agricultural Sciences celebrates the legacy of our most outstanding alumni and friends. Individuals who have been consummate ambassadors for the College and for Oregon State University. These are people who have had a meaningful impact on Oregon and its agriculture, food and environmental landscapes

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2022 Distinguished Alumni Luminary Award

Michelle Armstrong, Wilbur-Ellis

2022 Distinguished Leader Award

Carl and Kim Casale, Casale Ag, LLC

2022 Distinguished Legacy Award

Mohammed Koohmaraie, IEH Laboratories, Meat Division

2022 Hall of Fame Award

David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery

2022 Hall of Fame Award

Verl Holden, Nurseryman and Grower