Public Health and Food Safety

OSU food scientists increasingly receive requests for help from epicurean entrepreneurs
New strategies save money and reduce children’s exposure to pesticides
The OSU-based center expands its online presence with 4 apps

Value-added Business Development

OSU has its finger on the pulse of consumers’ food preferences
Extension specialist teaches entrepreneurs to make gourmet cheese
Winemaking waste is turned into fiber supplement, food preservative and biodegradable flowerpots

Oregon's Land-Grant University

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The Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station is Oregon's principal source of knowledge relating to agricultural and food systems, and a major source of knowledge regarding environmental quality, natural resources, life sciences, and rural economics worldwide. It has more than 400 scientists in 28 academic disciplines working across the state.

The Forest Research Laboratory conducts research leading to sustainable forest yields, innovative and efficient use of forest products, and responsible stewardship of Oregon's natural resources. Its scientists work in labs and forests with cooperators throughout Oregon.

The Oregon State University Extension Service connects Oregonians to research-based knowledge through on-the-ground expertise and education. In addition to faculty and specialists stationed in every county of the state, Extension oversees a corps of 20,000 trained Extension volunteers, representing the equivalent of 800 full-time employees in service to Oregon.

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