Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.
Department of Horticulture faculty contribute to research, teaching, and Extension programs in collaboration with people who share an interest or passion for managing plants for human use and enjoyment. They work in collaboration with other departments and disciplines at Oregon State University, with the farmers and growers who produce Oregon's food and nursery products, with landscape managers around the country, and with researchers around the globe.
With the help of a WRI Basin Wide Impact grant, OSU's Department of Horticulture is working with farmers to explore ways of conserving wildife habitat in and around agricultural lands.