Public Health and Food Safety

BEPA Toolkit toolkit was borne out of a unique school-based approach to obesity prevention in six rural school districts.
New microbiologist at Food Innovation Center aims to create a food safety culture
Oregon oysters bring in more than $10 million annually.

Value-added Business Development

In 2014, Oregon Sea Grant Extension began leading free, guided dockside tours - called Shop at the Dock - in Newport that connect seafood lovers with commercial fishermen.
Oregon growers, specifically those who operate small, diversified farms, now have new table-grape options.
Extension specialist teaches entrepreneurs to make gourmet cheese

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.

These stories illustrate a few examples of what we have done for you lately.