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News + Awards + Accolades

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

Latest News

Lisa Ballance

Top Story

President Biden Announces Key Nominees

We are delighted that President Biden nominated Lisa T. Ballance, of Oregon State University, to chair the Marine Mammal Commission. 


This graphic shows the path of a basking shark from the time it was tagged, then struck by a vessel and then where it was when the tag released. Image courtesy Big Fish Lab, Oregon State University.

Researchers record first-ever images and data of a shark experiencing a boat strike

Hours after tagging an endangered basking shark off the coast of Ireland in April, researchers captured what they believe is the first ever...

Eagles Flying

Experts 'surprised' after considering long-term implications of individual bird rehabilitation: 'It was like literally opening a new door in the wildlife arena'

"For long-lived species, like a golden eagle, if you add half a percent back to the population and you continue to do that over time, it can...

field of rubber tires.  Photo: Civil Eats

Tracking Tire Plastics—and Chemicals—From Road to Plate

Auto tires shed dangerous microplastics and harmful chemicals. New research suggests that both can make their way into crops.

Recent Hires

Jeff Reimer

Dr. Jeff Reimer named Department Head of Applied Economics

Jeff Reimer has been in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University since 2005, and has served as the interim department head since September of 2022. His research concerns topics in international trade, agricultural economics, price analysis, labor economics, water resources, and general equilibrium modeling.

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Stephanie Harvey

Stephanie Harvey named Financial Officer of OSU College of Agricultural Sciences

Harvey is a dedicated financial professional, most recently serving as the Director of Capital Accounting & Financial Planning at Oregon State University. Her focus includes strategic planning and capital project accounting, with the goal of presenting timely and relevant financial information in an accessible format to best support decision-making.


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Julie Pett-Ridge

Dr. Julie Pett-Ridge named Assistant Dean of Graduate Education and Research

Pett-Ridge recently spent two years at the National Science Foundation, as a program manager for large interdisciplinary programs that span ecology, earth science, engineering, chemistry, and social sciences.  During this time, she also worked with program managers at USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and at international science agencies on collaborative research funding efforts.

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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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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

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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