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the graduating agriculture class poses outside the Carter building

Spring 2022 graduates from the Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture offers Bachelor of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Agriculture and Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Concentrations in the Agriculture degree program include Agribusiness Management, Fruit, Vegetable, Nursery and Greenhouse Production, Livestock Management, Agriculture Engineering Technology, Turfgrass and Landscape Management, and Agronomy, Soils and Natural Resources. Concentrations in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences degree program include Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. The Department also offers a degree program for Career and Technical Education – Agriculture Education Concentration in collaboration with the College of Education and Applied Human Sciences.

The Department of Agriculture’s vision is to be the first choice of students interested in addressing issues relating to food, energy, and the human environment within a sound economic framework. 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 Agriculture Engineering Technology.

Graduates in the agriculture area are well trained for careers in many diverse aspects of agriculture such as government agencies (Kentucky Department of Agriculture, USDA, Cooperative Extension Service, NRCS), 4-H programs, soil conservation, farm management and operations, agribusiness including agriculture financial agencies/institutions, sales, feed sales, food plant supervision, retail-store management, technical service, agriculture education Career and Technical Education, and the livestock industry, to name a few. Students can also continue their education in graduate school or in veterinary medicine.

Master of Science

Agricultural Operations and Management – Concentration, M.S.

Offered through the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology

Department of Agriculture

521 Lancaster Avenue
A.B. Carter Building
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-2228
Fax: 859-622-6676

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