Oklahoma State University's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, often referred to as DASNR, is dedicated to making available science-based information relevant to improving the quality of life for the people of Oklahoma.
The Division is comprised of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) and two state agencies: the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
DASNR 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.
Areas of Impact
The Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has defined several specific goals we feel will make both an immediate and lasting impact on the face of Oklahoma. Below are just a few of the funds that provide our students and faculty the resources they need to be successful.
- Oklahoma Foundation Seed Stocks 21-74250
- Ferguson Family Dairy Center 21-78150
- Food Safety Program 21-77250
- CASNR Student Scholarships 21-35100
Departments, Centers and Programs
Centers and Programs
Meet the Dean
Dr. Tom Coon
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.”
Tom Coon, Vice President, Dean and Director, DASNR
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 College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
To learn more about giving opportunities within DASNR, contact Heidi Griswold.