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Agriculture plays a critical role in society, Killefer’s career

“I have always been interested in the sciences for as long as I can remember,” said John Killefer '84 , head of the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University. “I had originally intended to pursue medicine, but my interest in research was reinforced through an opportunity to work at the USDA-ARS (United States Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service) Meat Animal Research Center," he said. Killefer said he oversees one of the largest departments in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State, which is ranked #7 in the world for Agriculture ...Read more


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