Directory
A-Z Index
 

About Us and Facilities

The School of Agricultural Sciences serves students and the agricultural industry by providing high-quality degree programs utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. The program utilizes sustainable technologies to prepare students for the 21st century and integrates theory and application to provide one-of-a-kind services to the regional agricultural industry. Currently, the school has 514 students and had 119 students graduate from the program in the past year.

Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation

Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation

The Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation is a state-of-the-art facility located on the north side of campus and offers enhanced opportunities for instruction, research and hands-on learning experiences. The facility features five classrooms, a teaching lab, applied research lab, conference room and administrative offices. Students can get a hands-on profession-based experience that meets industry needs, promotes urban and rural development and connects producers and consumers.


R.T. Wright University Laboratory Farm

R.T. Wright University Laboratory Farm

Commonly called the North Farm, this 448-acre facility employs a farm manager, swine herdsman and University students. The beef herd is composed of Angus and Charolais cattle. A farrow-to-finish swine operation gives students an opportunity to explore the pork industry.

The University grows corn and soybeans at the North Farm, in addition to several acres of alfalfa and grass hay. Research is also conducted for soil analysis and global positioning.

Agricultural Learning Center

Agricultural Learning Center

Located at the R.T. Wright Farm, the 29,000 square-foot Agricultural Learning Center (ALC) houses classrooms, laboratories, exposition and office spaces, and a kitchen. In this building, students conduct undergraduate research and have the opportunity to work with industry partnerships. The facility will increase and enhance opportunities for constituencies throughout the region through innovative learning for students, applied research and partnership within the agricultural industry, and creating economic, educational, cultural and social engagement activities related to food and agriculture. The exposition space is available for events that host up to 300.


McKemy Center for Lifelong Learning

McKemy Center for Lifelong Learning

McKemy is home to the Commodity Trading Room that offers up-to-the-minute commodities information and computer work stations.


Horticulture Complex

Horticulture Complex

The complex houses classrooms, a research laboratory and a preparatory room for Horticulture students. A growth chamber can simulate any type of growing environment on earth. Seven greenhouses feature state-of-the-art technology and are heated with circulating water. They are also equipped with a warning system if the temperature drops drastically.


University Dairy

University Dairy

Located at the R.T. Wright Farm, the dairy provides plenty of hands-on instruction. The 80-plus herd of Jersey, Holstein and Brown Swiss is artificially inseminated. Cows are milked twice each day, often by student employees. The Embryo Transfer Laboratory is also housed at the dairy.