OSU Division of

Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

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.


Areas of Impact

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(s) below, you make our future brighter orange!

New Frontiers Ag Hall Building Fund

21-97450 - This facilities fund supports DASNR.

CASNR Student Scholarships

21-35100 - This Scholarships-General fund benefits students through DASNR.

Ferguson Family Dairy Center

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.

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A Historic Day for OSU Agriculture

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.

Click here to learn more about the Fergusons' gift and the New Frontiers campaign.

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Paving a Road to Success

Over the past decade, The Botanic Garden has woven itself into the fabric of Oklahoma State University and the city of Stillwater’s cultural identity. The Botanic Garden Road Project is the next step to continue elevating this community treasure, which has all been made possible by the generosity of others.

This project will create a road leading guests closer to the garden’s entrance and a new parking lot. The Botanic Garden Road Project improves accessibility to the garden and better meeting the needs of this growing icon, frequently serves as a bridge between the university and Stillwater communities.

Click here for more information on this great project!


Academic Departments, Programs, & Centers

Department of
Agricultural Economics
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Department of
Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership
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Department of
Animal and Food Sciences
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Department of
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
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Department of
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
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The
Botanic Garden at OSU
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Department of
Entomology and Plant Pathology
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The Robert M. Kerr
Food and Agricultural Products Center
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Department of
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
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Department of
Natural Resource Ecology & Management
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The
Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program
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The
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
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The
Oklahoma State 4-H Program
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Department of
Plant and Soil Sciences
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Meet the Dean

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Dr. Jayson Lusk is vice president and dean of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University. Lusk provides leadership for the Ferguson College of Agriculture, including overseeing academic programs as well as Extension and agricultural research efforts on campus and statewide.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to come home to a place where I worked for 13 years and help build on the foundation in place to move the college and our state forward. It’s an opportunity to make an impact and to make a difference. It’s also a place where the students, faculty and staff are doing good things, and OSU Agriculture is well positioned with support of alumni and stakeholders to have an even bigger impact in Oklahoma and beyond.”

He earned a bachelor’s degree in food technology from Texas Tech University and a doctorate in agricultural economics from Kansas State University.

During his career, Lusk has been a prominent advocate for agricultural research and innovation, publishing more than 270 articles in peer-reviewed journals and five books. He has also served on the executive committee of the USDA National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board.

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Heidi Williams
Heidi Williams
Senior Associate Vice President of Principal Gifts
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Teresa Gustafson
Teresa Gustafson
Senior Director of Development and Team Lead
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James Ambrose
James Ambrose
Associate Director of Development
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Megan Smith
Megan Smith
Associate Director of Development
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Christy Henley
Christy Henley
Constituent Relations Associate
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