A lot can change in 150 years. New discoveries have transformed our world—from the horseless carriage to space travel to the internet.
A lot has changed at Oregon State University over those years, as well. From graduating our first class—two men and one woman—to fully embracing the challenge of how to feed and care for a world population that is expected to exceed 9 billion before we turn 200.
Our land grant legacy continues to thrive as we celebrate pioneering research, economic vitality, stewardship of our resources, and a rich history of contributing to our state, our nation, and the world.
In honor of that 150-year legacy of change and invention, we present a special digital issue of Oregon’s Agricultural Progress with compelling photography, new multimedia content, and more opportunities to engage with readers and share emerging research and discoveries.
This milestone year is an exciting time for our college, for our field branch stations, and for the University as a whole. Personally, as the new Executive Editor of OAP stepping into Peg Herring’s shoes, I am humbled to take part in celebrating our past and awestruck by the possibilities in our future.
This year we will also welcome a new dean to the College of Agricultural Sciences and, under new leadership, will have even more opportunities to consider our past and chart our future.
Yes, a lot can change in 150 years. But some things will always be true. Oregon State University, the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station will continue to lead through collaborative innovation. And Oregon’s Agricultural Progress will continue to celebrate and share the amazing diversity of our research, our people, our state, and our community.
In a word, we will always be about progress. Thank you for joining us on this journey, and celebrating this incredible milestone year with this special digital edition.