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Mission and Vision


The college creates, integrates, and shares knowledge to enhance:

  • Life sciences, food, and agricultural systems
  • The economic prosperity and life quality of the greater community
  • The stewardship and health of land, water, and air for future generations
  • Student learning through diverse, hands-on, experiential opportunities


We address current and emerging issues in agriculture and life sciences by building on the land-grant commitment of developing leaders and creating and sharing knowledge through diverse, hands-on applications that ultimately help communities thrive.


The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences embraces the following core values:

  • Freedom of inquiry
  • Mutual respect
  • Lifelong learning
  • A commitment to diverse and inclusive communities
  • Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)
  • Personal and institutional integrity
  • A culture of continuous improvement
  • Integrated scholarship across the land-grant missions\
  • International engagement
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration