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Our Mission

OSU Ag Research is working to feed the world, improve Oklahoma economy and preserve natural resources by conducting research that provides knowledge and technology extended to the public by OSU Extension professionals. Our research impacts are increased food security, maintaining environmentally friendly agriculture, preservation of natural resources and the health and security of Oklahoma residents. Our research is a collaboration between farmers and ranchers, agriculture commodity groups, industry, state agencies and federal grants.


Our History

OSU Ag Research Station was made possible by the federal Hatch Act of 1887, which established the State Experiment Station System and provided land and funds for each state to develop research stations, particularly in areas of soil minerals and plant growth. Ag Research was established by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890 and was followed two years later by the first research building being constructed on university grounds.


OSU Ag Research has grown to encompass more than 40 research facilities that include research stations, laboratories, green houses, teaching and testing facilities and centers and institutes.


One of the original research barns at OSU form the 1890s.


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