News + Awards + Accolades

News + Awards + Accolades

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

Latest News

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Top Story

Safe food? Shelf life? Thank the Food Innovation Center

Dr. Marcia Walker recently spent years working with big food companies. But she’s now the director at the Food Innovation...

National Geographic Society Launches the Wildlife Intelligence Project

Mauricio Cantor, a Brazilian biologist and assistant professor at Oregon State University, will examine cooperative behavior...

spotted wing drosophila on a cherry

The Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) conducts research that directly addresses and supports the needs of cherry producers.

Oregon State University’s Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) is comprised of two assistant professors in the...

Sara Hutton

Even very low levels of pesticide exposure can affect fish for generations, study finds

The findings raise concerns not just for fish, but for all vertebrates that are exposed to commonly used pesticides — including humans, said...

Recent Hires

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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Ben Davis

Ben Davis named Interim Director of Marketing and Communications for the College of Agricultural Sciences

Davis holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from OSU and brings 10 years of experience in professional writing and science communications, along with advanced skills in videography, photography, digital marketing, and front-end UX web design. Davis first joined the College of Agricultural Sciences as a writer in 2015, and recently served as Assistant Director of Communications.

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Lauren Gwin Named Director of OSU’s Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems

Gwin joined Oregon State in 2008, co-founded SFCFS in 2013, and became OSU’s first Community Food Systems extension specialist in 2015. Her work focuses on local and regional food system development that is grounded in sustainability, equity, and collaboration.  She leads a team of innovative programs and people that bring a broad range of expertise and experience to complex food systems challenges and opportunities.

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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

Archived Annual Reports


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

faculty + staff awards promotion + tenure recipients student awards alumni + friends awards

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