Department Chair: Dr. John Robert Settimi
The mission of the Department of Agriculture is to provide programs designed to develop leaders, entrepreneurs and educators for the global challenges in which agriculture plays a significant role. Areas of study include Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture Education, Agricultural Business, Food Production, the Human Environment, and Energy Production and Management.
Programs in the Department stress the latest technical information with applications through required laboratories and practicums at the University farms or through cooperative education. The Department operates greenhouses, a plant nursery and specimen garden and turf plots to support the instructional program in horticulture. The University owns and operates approximately 1000 acres devoted to the programs in agriculture. This includes state of the art facilities for beef, dairy, swine, sheep and crop enterprises used in our laboratory