Sam  Angima


Small farms
Sam Angima
Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement
OSU Campus
Lincoln County
Department of Crop and Soil Science
Strand Agriculture Hall 448C
United States


  • Extension Small Farms Program



Ph.D.  Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
Emphasis:  Soils and Sustainable Land-use Management.
Research Interests:  Soil erosion, sustainable agriculture, bio-intensive agriculture and integrated farming systems.
Thesis:  Soil erosion prediction using RUSLE.

M.S.  Kenyatta University, Kenya.  1996.
Major:  Agricultural Systems Management.
Thesis:  Use of Tree-Grass Hedges Combinations for Erosion Control.

B.S.  Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 1991
Major:  Agricultural sciences
Emphasis: Crop Production, Soils, Animal Production, & Small Farm Management.

Employment History

January 1 2006 – Present: Natural Resource Management & Staff chair, OSU Lincoln County Extension Center, Newport Oregon.

July 2001 – 2005: Agronomy Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension where I served 8 counties in the west central region of Missouri.

May 2000 – June 2001:  Post Doctoral Research Fellow with the Crop Diagnostic Training Center, Agronomy Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

1996 – April 2000: Ph.D. Graduate student, research assistant, and volunteer.

1994 –1996: Agricultural Officer at the National Agroforestry Research Project (NARP), a branch of the International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), East Africa.

1993 – 1994: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kenyatta University.

1992: Farm Manager at PACE primary boarding school, Kenya. 

July – Dec 1991: Self-employed – Vegetable and Fruit Production, Kisii, Kenya.



Angima, S.D., D.E. Stott, M.K. O’Neill, C.K. Ong, G.A. Weesies.  2003. Soil erosion prediction using RUSLE for Central Kenyan highland conditions. Journal of Agriculture, Ecosystems, & Environment. 97:295-308.

Angima, S.D., M.K. O’Neill and D.E. Stott. 2002. On-farm assessment of contour hedges for soil and water conservation in Central Kenya.  In: D.E. Stott, R. Mohtar and G. Steinhardt (eds.). The Global Farm – Selected papers from the 10th International Soil Conservation Organization Meeting. USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory, May 24-29, 1999, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. p. 390-394.

Angima, S.D., D.E. Stott, M.K. O’Neill, C.K. Ong, G.A. Weesies.  2002. Use of Calliandra-Napier contour hedges to control erosion.  Journal of Agriculture, Ecosystems, & Environment. 91:15-23.

Angima, S.D. 2002. Vegetative Techniques for Erosion and Sedimentation Control.  Encyclopedia of Soil Science p. 441-444.
O’Neill, M.K., S.D. Angima, B. Duinker, B. Okoba.  2002 Fodder production from contour hedges in central Kenyan highlands.  Journal of Sustainable Agriculture.  Volt 20(3) 57-67.

Angima, S.D., M.K. O'Neil, A.K. Omwega, and D.E. Stott.  2000. Use of Tree/Grass Hedges for Soil Erosion Control in the Central Kenyan Highlands. Journal of soil and water conservation.  Ankeny, Iowa.  55:478-482.

O’Neill, Mick, Paul Tuwei, Jayne Mugwe, Samson Angima, and George Karanja.  1999.  Fodder dissemination for soil conservation in the central Kenyan highlands.  10th Congress of the International Soil Conservation Organization.  May 23 – 28, 1999.  Purdue University.  West Lafayette, Indiana, US.

Willoughby, G.L., Carter, P.G, Carter, B.R. Johannsen, C.J. and Angima, S.D. 2004. Spatial Information Systems for Agronomic Practitioner Training.  Journal of Agricultural Communications.  [In Press].