The Agricultural Science Department offers a holistic approach to the study of food and fiber production and their association and interaction with societal concerns. With an emphasis on sustainable agriculture, the agricultural science program focuses on creating hands-on experiences and experiential learning.

Degrees and Programs

ACTIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Turning Interests into Careers

University Farm

Located about a mile from campus, the 400-acre University Farm includes resources such as a greenhouse, riding/breeding horse herd, cattle herd, agronomy research plots, vegetable production for farm to table, composting, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, and availability of horse boarding for students.

Equestrian Team Competes in Regional Championship

Student Organizations

Getting engaged with student organizations provides a chance to challenge yourself with a leadership role, interact with your peers, and build professional connections.

Research

Field and lab research are a key part of the educational experience for agricultural science students.

Compost Project

This project promotes sustainability at Truman through the collection of food and waste scraps which are turned into a renewable soil amendment. The project employs an intern to oversee its day-to-day operations.

Farm-to-Table Program

Working in partnership with the local community, agricultural science students gain hands-on experience growing and distributing locally-sourced food.