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

New forecasting tool enables proactive conservation of New Zealand blue whales

The study’s lead author is Dawn Barlow, a doctoral candidate in Torres’ lab. The findings ...

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Researchers smoking out B.C. wildfires’ impact on tainted grapes

Grapes and wine are affected differently depending on the intensity, duration and proximity of a wildfire, and what kind of wood or material is...

Mud Shrimp

Invasive shrimp-sucking parasite detected in Southeast

Prof. John Chapman is an invasive species specialist at Oregon State University. He and a team of researchers were in Alaska this summer...

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.