News + Awards + Accolades

News + Awards + Accolades

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

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Combining solar panels and lamb grazing increases land productivity, study finds

Land productivity could be greatly increased by combining sheep grazing and solar energy production on the same land, according to...

OSU Extension Service: Deschutes County

OSU Extension’s statewide network encourages participation in vaccinations

From the Oregon Coast to the eastern rangelands, the Oregon State University Extension Service is collaborating to build knowledge, confidence...

Oregon State introduces the nation’s fifth chapter of an agricultural science LGBTQ+ club

The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences has launched the fifth chapter in the nation, and the first west of the Mississippi...


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...

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.

The 2020 fiscal year presented unprecedented challenges. And with those challenges, unprecedented opportunities.

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

2020 Annual Report


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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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.