In the News

NOAA has recently awarded OSU and the Pacific Shellfish Institute a federal grant to assess the vulnerability of shellfish growers, consumers and other stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest to ocean acidification (OA) using a multidisciplinary...


Secota Douglas, a native of Guyana who earned a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy online through Oregon State Ecampus in 2017, was recently featured by Ecampus in an article called "Big Dreams Have Humble Beginnings...


We are saddened to pass along the news that Emeritus Professor Emery N. Castle passed away on October 31, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.

During his six decades as an active and internationally respected scholar, Emery Castle made outstanding...


Professor Bill Jaeger, along with Professor Christian Langpap, former PhD student Dan Bigelow, and former faculty member Andrew Plantinga and others, recently published a study titled “Finding Water Scarcity Amid Abundance Using Human-Natural...


At this year’s annual meeting of the Western Agricultural Economics Association, Dr. James Sterns, Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University, received the Association’s “Undergraduate Teaching Award...


The College of Agricultural Sciences annually acknowledges the significant contributions of our distinguished alumni through the Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is a career lifetime achievement award, and it is given to an individual who has made...


One of the most prestigious awards given by the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences is the Hall of Fame Award. The College bestows this award to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions through at least...


On October 12, at 2:00 pm in Ballard 200C, our esteemed alumni, Mary Ahearn (ERS), Rebecca Lent (Marine Mammal Commission), and Sharon Kelly, join us for a conversation about life in Applied Economics after AEC. All are welcome!  Coffee and...


The College of Agricultural Sciences annually honors people whose lifetime contributions to agriculture, natural resources, and the people of Oregon and/or Oregon State University have been significant. For 2017, one of the honorees is our...


Jen Alix-Garcia

The department welcomed our new Head today--Jennifer Alix-Garcia. She comes from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This link tells about some of her...


The new University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Chancellor Tim Cross spent 11 years at Oregon State University as assistant professor of agricultural and resources economics and as an instructor. He left in 1994. See the link for the...


Larry Lev

The Cascadia Grains Conference held in Olympia, WA brought together farmers, processors and end‐users, as well as investors, brokers and local government officials to support rebuilding a grain economy west of the Cascade Mountains in Washington...


Yukiko Hashida, a 4th year PhD student studying environmental and natural resource...


Congratulations to Cassie Finer, Yukiko Hashida, and Roshan Adhikari, AEC graduate students who this year have successfully competed for external funding for their dissertation research.

Cassie Finer received the 2-year NOAA Fisheries Sea...


We seek a visionary leader for our diverse and highly ranked program in agricultural and natural resources economics. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, our department excels in the land grant missions of research, teaching and extension with a...


We would like to congratulate the recipients of the AY2017-18 AEC graduate scholarships and fellowships! For the Emery Castle Scholarship in Economics: Cassie Finer, Christopher Mihiar, Jian Shi, and...


AY2016-2017 AEC graduate scholarships

We would like to congratulate the recipients of the AY2015-2016 AEC graduate scholarships and fellowships! For the Emery Castle Scholarship in Economics: Cassie Finer...


Students are, from left to right,  Bennett Wahl, Andrew Miles, Tess O’Leary, Rich Manuli, Elaine Jordan and Roz Patrick

Six undergraduate students from the Department of Applied Economics recently attended the national meetings of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.  Bennett Wahl, Andrew Miles, Tess O’Leary, Rich Manuli, Elaine Jordan and Roz...


Mallory Rahe

Mallory Rahe enjoys thinking about how to build wealth in rural communities. The traditional approach to rural economic development has focused on what the community is lacking and developing financial capital. Rahe,...


Corvallis is the most alternative-transportation friendly community in the State and the percent of Corvallis residents that have health insurance is above the state average, according to NerdWallet.


OSU makes top 10 Ag & Forestry university list according to QS World University Rankings of approximately 200 top institutions for agriculture and forestry worldwide. “Our world ranking is a testament to the continued great work of our...


Laurie Houston, Susan Capalbo & John Antle discuss Using Big Data to Inform Agricultural Decisions on the AGree Transforming Food and Ag Policy blog. Making informed decisions at the farm or landscape scales is not...