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The Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station system is a state agency administered by the division that annually accounts for more than a third of OSU’s ongoing research projects and 85% of royalty payments from research that come back to the university and fund further studies.

 

More than 1,000 field- and lab-based research trials are conducted each year, accounting for about $45 million in total expenditures. Research is conducted in facilities on OSU’s main Stillwater campus, the Institute of Agricultural Biosciences in Ardmore and outlying stations situated on more than 14,000 acres across Oklahoma.

Fundamental and applied research is conducted under local conditions for the purpose of developing best management practices and technologies that address concerns of importance to Oklahomans. Some of the major issues addressed include:

 

  • Controlling animal diseases and promoting animal well-being
  • Developing new varieties of crops adapted to Oklahoma growing conditions
  • Conserving and promoting wise use of soil, water and other natural resources
  • Reducing the negative impacts of damaging pests
  • Assuring the safety, health and sustainability of the nation’s food and fiber supply
  • Providing human and community enhancement opportunities, and more

Research projects are a collaboration between OSU and farmers, ranchers and landowners; agriculture commodity groups; industry; communities; cooperating public and private agencies; and federal competitive grant programs.

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