College of Agriculture Strategic Plan
March 25, 2004
College of Agriculture was founded as and remains a land-grant
institution, offering access to knowledge and learning to enhance the
lives of Kentuckians. The College is fundamentally interdisciplinary;
we apply the biological, physical, and social sciences to challenges
in agricultural, food, and environmental systems. Our work encompasses
farms and forests, food and fiber, families and communities.
The College holds a unique position as the home of the
Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and the Kentucky Cooperative
Extension Service. Our teaching, research, and extension programs are
part of a national system that maintains a statewide presence and
links local, state, and global issues.
College will be recognized for excellence in fostering:
learning that changes
discoveries that change
the world, and
that shape the future.
College affirms the University of Kentucky’s values. As a College,
we are guided by the values underlying the land-grant philosophy:
– enhancing access to educational opportunities for all;
– expanding knowledge through research; and
– collaborating with diverse institutions, communities and people to
hallmark of our work is the integration of these three values –
learning, discovery, and engagement – into programs that make a
The mission of our College is:
to promote sustainable
farming and food systems, from production through consumption;
to enhance the health and
well-being of people and the environment in which they live; and
to expand economic
opportunity by sharing the knowledge and tools for wise, innovative
uses of natural resources and development of human potential.
full partners in the University of Kentucky and in every Kentucky
learning, informed by scholarship and research,
expand knowledge through
creative research and discovery, and
serve Kentuckians by
sharing and applying knowledge.
College shall sustain the land-grant heritage of achievement in this
challenging new century.
the complete Strategic
Plan (pdf) document for 2004-2006.