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Rafting the John Day River in Oregon.

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Biological assessment of world’s rivers presents incomplete but bleak picture

An international team of scientists, including two from Oregon State University, conducted a biological assessment of the world’s rivers and the...


Researchers demonstrate new method to track genetic diversity of salmon, trout

OSU scientists and theU.S. Forest Service are making a splash by using DNA from water samples to estimate the genetic diversity of Pacific...

Albacore tuna

Genetic markers show Pacific albacore intermingle across equator but remain separate stocks

Analyzing thousands of genetic markers in albacore tuna from the Pacific Ocean, researchers at Oregon State University have learned that just...

Oregon State University receives $1.58 million to support diversity and sustainability in agriculture

Oregon agriculture is a $50 billion industry and nearly 14% of Oregonians rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. As a leading economic...

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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Dates to Know

February 24, 2021 - College of Agricultural Sciences’ Faculty and Staff Virtual Awards. The awards are scheduled for noon on Wednesday, on Zoom. (RSVP)

2019 Distinguished Legacy Award: Grant Schoenhard

Grant earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from OSU’s Food Science & Technology department. Since then, his accomplishments have had tremendous impact that have benefited people around the world.

The author or co-author of 10 patents and 24 patent applications, his work in food, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals as a toxicologist, chemist, inventor and executive has led to breakthrough discoveries. His research was instrumental in getting Nutrasweet and later rBST approved and he credits much of his success to his early years at OSU.

2019 Distinguished Leader Award: Alan Cleaver

Alan is a stellar example of leadership through his decades of farming since graduating from the College of Agricultural Sciences with a degree in Agronomy in 1974.

Alan was instrumental in bringing Kentucky bluegrass seed production to the Columbia Basin. In his search to help diversify the region’s crop base with economic opportunity, he created a new and critically important crop to the region. Also a recognized leader in developing onion production in the area, Alan is now most readily known as “Mr. Hemp” with 2,000 acres of hemp and a new processing facility he is planning to use for CBD oil extraction.