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Welcome to the Department of Animal and Food Sciences

The Oklahoma State University Department of Animal and Food Sciences offers two majors and 12 study options. Students have access to food processing facilities and our farms, which house beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, swine, goats, sheep, and poultry. Our faculty members conduct cutting-edge research in ruminant and non-ruminant nutrition, meat and food science, genetics, physiology, animal health, and sustainability.

ANSI News Stories

OSU student group receives funding to improve research presentation skills
The Student Professional Development Group of the Oklahoma Association for Food Protection is improving research presentation skills through the Enhancing Short Creative Research and Innovations Presentation Techniques, or ESCRIPT, program, thanks to funding support for a second year.
OSU graduate student receives scholarship; attends food safety conference
An Oklahoma State University graduate student was recognized for her academic ability, leadership potential, and passion for the food industry and food safety auditing profession. Conner McDaniel, a food science graduate student within the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, was selected as a recipient of a $3,000 scholarship grant from the Food Marketing Institute Foundation for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Top 10 food safety tips for this holiday season
Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center wants to make sure you keep food safety tips in mind when preparing those holiday meals. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates each year about 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne diseases,” said Peter Muriana, FAPC food microbiologist. “While the U.S. food supply is one of the safest in the world, food safety during the holidays is a must in order to prevent bacteria from growing and causing illness.”
2018 OSU Judging Teams Win “Triple Crown” National Championships
Oklahoma State University is known for the excellence of its judging team program, having earned more national championships than any other university. This year, the performance of the teams was beyond phenomenal; they made history at OSU.
A Legen-dairy Life: David Jones
David Jones was born and raised on a dairy. He served as herd manager for the Oklahoma State University Ferguson Family Dairy Center for 23 years until his recent retirement in October of 2018. During his time at OSU, he has gone above and beyond the duties of his position to help OSU students, producers, and youth with his dairy expertise.
New Facility Will Expand Capabilities of Animal Nutrition and Physiology Research
Oklahoma State University is in the early stages of developing a new facility for animal nutrition and physiology research. The new construction will replace the current facility and continue to provide a controlled environment for large animal research. The facility will provide many needed updates and expanded capabilities, including designated areas for poultry and fish.

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The Department of Animal and Food Sciences (AFS) offers two majors and 12 study options. It is one of the largest departments on campus, but with a small town feel, a caring attitude, and a commitment to every student.


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101 Animal Science Building
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078