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Patty Skinkis, Associate Professor, Viticulture Extension Specialist

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Department of Horticulture

Viticulture Extension, Research and Teaching
OSU Campus
Department of Horticulture
Oregon Wine Research Institute
OSU - Main Campus
4017 Ag and Life Sciences Bldg
Corvallis, OR 97331-7304
United States
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(541) 737-1411

  • Applied viticulture research in canopy management, vine balance, sustainable production practices
  • Vine physiology as it relates to vine balance and nutrition
  • Methods for effective industry collaboration in research and Extension
  • Innovative teaching, outreach and extension methods


Core faculty member of Oregon Wine Research Institute (OWRI) at Oregon State University
Committee Organization
Chair, Willamette Valley Viticulture Research & Technical Group, 2008-present
Chair, Oregon Viticulture Working Group, 2007-present
Member, Oregon Wine Industry Symposium organizing committee, 2007-present
Chair, OSU Viticulture & Enology Research Colloquium planning committee, 2010-2012
Director, Board of Directors of American Society for Enology and Viticulture, 2009-2012
Member, National Viticulture & Enology Extension Leadership Working Group 2007-present
Member, technical committee, Low-Input Viticulture & Enology (LIVE) certification program, 2008-present
Member, curriculum committee, Horticulture Dept OSU, 2007-present
Member, search committees for Oregon Wine Research Institute faculty 2007-2013
Member, planning committee for Oregon Wine Research Institute Grape Day 2012, 2013
Honors and Awards
Oregon State University Outreach & Engagement Award - 2012
Outstanding Service Award, Oregon Wine Board - 2011
Savery Young Faculty Award, Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences – 2010
Search for Excellence Award, Oregon State University Extension Association – 2009
Shining Star Award, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program – 2008
B.S. Horticulture, University of Wisconsin – River Falls 2002
Ph.D. Horticulture (Viticulture), Purdue University 2006

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