Director: Xenia Morin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The agriculture and food systems (A&FS) major is the result of a
major rethinking of the old agricultural science major. Agriculture and
food systems aim to appeal to those who are interested in an
entrepreneurial and innovative education in the agricultural sciences,
spanning the entire range from production to table. The A&FS major
targets students who seek careers in agribusiness, government service,
and agricultural education and extension, as well as those preparing to
be owners/operators of farming enterprises. Rather than provide specific
options within the major as do other majors, a unique aspect of the
A&FS major is the ability of students to tailor their coursework to
their specific interests, due to their ability to choose classes of
interest from several clusters of specific courses. The curriculum of this major is expected to continue
evolving as additional experience in the delivery of the curriculum's
courses is gained, and new areas of emphasis are identified.
Students interested in agricultural education, and starting in Fall 2019, there is an agricultural education option within the agriculture and food systems major. This option may be combined in a 4 + 1 program with the Graduate School of Education.