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Non-native stink bugs lay some stank on Oregon crops

It's bad enough they're called "stink bugs." But it's even worse that they have a well-developed taste for Oregon crops, and few natural...

Hazelnuts

Oregon State study focuses on challenges facing food and beverage companies seeking to export

A new Oregon State University study that examined exporting practices of Oregon food and beverage companies found that the likelihood of...

lamprey

"Older than dinosaurs," lamprey back at Miller Lake

Jordan Ortega caught the six brown trout as an Oregon State University graduate student who's part of a team working to get lamprey back into...

plastic bottles smashed for recyling (Photo Credit: Lisa Risager/flickr)

Global plastic treaty should address chemicals

In March, the global community agreed to establish a legally binding treaty to end plastic pollution. To deliver on this goal, the treaty needs...

Carlos Bonilla

Dr. Carlos Bonilla named director of Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center

With a Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Bonilla joins Oregon State from the Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago where he most recently held the position of Professor in the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering. A well-regarded researcher and educator, with numerous awards and accolades from both the institutions he’s served and leading professional organizations, including the American Society of Agronomy, Bonilla is eager to join Oregon State’s land-grant system to serve the greater agricultural community.

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David Stone

Dr. David Stone named the Associate Dean of International Programs

Following a competitive internal search, the College of Agricultural Sciences has named Dr. David Stone as its first-ever Associate Dean of International Programs. A long-term faculty member in the College, Dave most recently served as the Director of the Food Innovation Center (FIC).  In his time there, he led the growth of FIC’s agricultural product and processing development, sensory and consumer testing, food safety program, and agricultural marketing development, with increasing emphasis on international engagement. 

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Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones named as the new Student Engagement Coordinator

Dr. Rachel Jones will join the CAS Academic Programs Office as the Student Engagement Coordinator on September 19, 2022. Rachel has been a tireless advocate for student success, being especially interested in increasing the participation and visibility of underrepresented groups in academia. Rachel fits perfectly in the Academic Programs Office and shares our passion for promoting student retention, academic excellence, and professional success.

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Lydia Graber

Lydia Graber named the Greenhouse Operations Manager

Lydia Graber has been named as the Greenhouse Operations Manager starting September 1, 2022. With her appointment as Manager, Lydia can now say she has held every employment position within Greenhouse Operations, a great advantage for CAS and her unit. Lydia received her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from OSU in 2016 and even lived within the Greenhouse Operations facility in the resident apartments.

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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.

While 2021 continued to present challenges, it also revealed new opportunities.

Now more than ever, we are committed to our tireless pursuit to make tomorrow better.

2021 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