OSU Agriculture is comprised of the Ferguson College of Agriculture and two state agencies: the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
When you support the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, you help shape the future for Oklahoma State University. By contributing to the fund below, you make our future brighter orange!
21-97450 - This facilities fund supports DASNR.
21-35100 - This Scholarships-General fund benefits students through DASNR.
21-78150 - This facilities maintenance fund benefits facilities and equipment through DASNR.
Oklahoma State University's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is dedicated to making available science-based information relevant to improving the quality of life for the people of Oklahoma.
OSU Agriculture strives to enhance human well-being and the sustainability of plant, animal and natural resource systems through basic and translational research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and extension. This will be accomplished by designing and implementing research, teaching and Extension programs addressing priority issues with respect to Oklahoma, the region, the nation and the world.
On January 15, 2020, Oklahoma State University recognized Kayleen and Larry Ferguson and the Ferguson Family Foundation for their $50 million commitment to endow and rename the Ferguson College of Agriculture and provide the lead gift for the New Frontiers campaign. The gift ensures the Ferguson College will compete with the best agricultural science and natural resource programs in the country and world.
At the time of the announcement, about $30 million had been raised for the building, including the $25 million facilities portion of the Ferguson’s gift and commitments from five Cornerstone Donors, who have pledged at least $1 million to the project. Larry and Kayleen encouraged fellow members of the Cowboy family to join them in their efforts to feed the world by elevating the Ferguson College of Agriculture.
Dr. Thomas Coon is Vice President and Dean of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Coon received his B.A., Biology from Luther College, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Ecology from University of California-Davis. Dr. Coon joined OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in July 2014.
“One of the great privileges that comes with the position is the opportunity to interact with individuals, groups and organizations across the state, and through that interaction gain real-world insights about how we, as stewards of the land-grant mission, can help Oklahomans improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities.”
Prior to joining the administration at OSU, he held the position of Director for cooperative extension at Michigan State University for nine years. At OSU he serves as director of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station and the Dean of the Ferguson College of Agriculture.